[Imap-uw] an interesting problem
relson at osagesoftware.com
Fri Apr 27 16:05:13 PDT 2007
On Fri, 27 Apr 2007 15:33:42 -0700 (PDT)
Mark Crispin wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, David Relson wrote:
> > Interesting what you report. Is it your thought that 1 (or several
> > bogus headers) would cause uw-imap to download _all_ the messages
> > saved on the server? I ask because the behavior I saw last Tuesday
> > was a repeated download of the 8000+ messages in the mail server's
> > mailbox.
> Counterfeit metadata can break the UID regime and cause a new UID
> regime to be created. That, in turn, will cause the new download.
> This only happens with traditional UNIX mailbox format. Better
> formats do not have this problem.
> -- Mark --
'Tis a good day -- I've learned something new.
Since I still have Wednesday's /var/spool/mail file, I can scan it for
bogus headers. I've taken a look at the X-UID: lines and they're
properly sequenced (from 859386 to 86199, with increments of 1).
What should I look for to identify counterfeit metadata?
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