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Multiple copies of messages appear on POP account



MailNews Core
Networking: POP
14 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Phil Sandifer, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


1.0 Branch
Windows XP

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7

I'm running Thunderbird with two accounts - an IMAP and a POP account. I only
check the POP account every few days, and sometimes (About once every week or
two), it will suddenly decide to have over a thousand e-mail messages in it.
These e-mail messages all come in as new mail, but are in fact either repeated
copies of messages that are already in the POP account, or, more bizarrely,
copies of messages from the IMAP account. 

The problem has persisted from Thunderbird 0.2 through 0.3. 

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
It appears to happen randomly when I check mail on POP account. 

I use the default Thunderbird theme. Thunderbird has many messages which were
imported from Outlook. Some of these messages imported from Outlook have been
imported across multiple computers, over multiple reformattings, and among
multiple e-mail programs. But the messages that are repeating are all new ones,
not old ones, so I'd be surprised if that mattered.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Is anything being done on this?

Comment 2

14 years ago
Probably not, because this is not Mail Window Front End. Try changing the
Product to MailNews and Component to POP3.


14 years ago
Component: Mail Window Front End → Networking: POP
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch

Comment 3

14 years ago
Moved to proper product/component.

Difficult to give new information, since I no longer have that POP account -
IMAP only now.
Product: MailNews → Core
=> incomplete   closing due to age and reporter not able to test
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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