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Re: Evolution throwing away emails for one of my accounts ?



On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 02:33 +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 09:37 -0600, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > The account in question is a gmail account.  I logged into gmail
> > directly and checked and there are over a dozen emails sitting in the
> > account that haven't shown up in Evolution. I don't have delete once
> > downloaded selected in Evolution, so the emails stay in the gmail
> > account even after they are downloaded.
> 
> Hmm, that can get messy if servers do something unpredictable.  
> 
> e.g. It's expected that each message has a unique number.  The mail
> client knows that if it's fetched message X, then it doesn't need to
> fetch it again.  If a server gives a new message the same number as one
> the client has already fetched, the client thinks its the old message
> that it's fetched, so it doesn't fetch this one.
> 
> And there's other gotchas:  Clients not downloading what it thinks are
> "read" messages, where the flagging of "read" has been inappropriately
> associated with a message.
> 
> Broken messages jamming up the server.
> 
> There's a rather lengthy list of things that go wrong when you try
> leaving messages on servers, particularly when using protocols not
> really designed for that sort of thing (like POP3).

I've been using gmail for my mail servers for several years now, with
several accounts.   This is the first time I've had a problem.  I love
having the redundancy of being able to check my email online with gmail.


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