[CentOS] Minor dovecot/KMail problem

Gary Greene ggreene at minervanetworks.com
Tue Jun 23 20:56:21 UTC 2009

Anne, the quoting on this got screwed, I'm not the one with the mail issue,
since I build my own KDE builds and generally pull patches from the PIM
Enterprise branch (I was the konstruct maintainer, so building from source
for me isn't scary). I was commenting on the issue that Timothy was having.

On 6/23/09 6:45 AM, "Anne Wilson" <cannewilson at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday 23 June 2009 14:12:09 Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Gary Greene wrote:
>>> On 6/20/09 5:43 AM, "Timothy Murphy"
>>>> But I have worked out that the cause of the problem
>>>> is that there exists a kind of ghost folder, "uidvalidity",
>>>> which is listed among the folders on the kmail page
>>>> but does not in fact seem to exist in my maildir on the server.
>>>> Deleting the folder under kmail has no permanent effect;
>>>> it simply re-appears when I re-start kmail.
>>>> I assume the folder is listed in some way in the dovecot.index ;
>>>> and my question really is: if I delete this index file
>>>> will it be re-created automatically?
>>>> This bug/feature seems to have been present for years,
>>>> which I suppose is par for KDE.
>> Years?  Bugs filed?  If so, where?
>> Could very well simply be a bug in dovecot and/or incompatibility between
>> dovecot/kmail.
> I've been using kmail+dovecot for around 3 years now and never seen this ghost
> folder, so presumably there is some other influence at work.
> Index files do get recreated automatically in kmail - but I thought Gary said
> that uidvalidity is listed among kmail folders?  Index files are not listed
> among folders.  
> Gary - what have you done in the way of trying to locate this folder?  Have
> you looked anywhere other than maildir?  'uidvalidity' sounds to me as though
> it might belong to an authentication scheme?
> Anne

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