Bogus new message count from spam when showing new messages popup



12 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: stas-bugzilla, Unassigned)


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12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061204 Firefox/
Build Identifier: version 2 beta 2 (20070116)

I use TB with IMAP server (dovecot on Linux). When new message arrives, TB shows popup saying " has XYZ new messages". The bug is that when single message arrives, TB sometimes shows "2 messages" and sometimes entirely bogus number like "43 messages" - even though only one message is actually new. The case with 2 is much more frequent for me than with other numbers, but both happen. 

Reproducible: Sometimes

Comment 1

12 years ago
Are you using filters -- either server-side or client-side -- that might be affecting the message count?  That is, could there be a bunch of filtered messages that you've missed?

xref bug 138631 , altho that symptom is (I think) the opposite of what you're reporting.

What information are you showing in the alert -- that is, what are your settings under  Tools | Options | General, "When new messages arrive",

Comment 2

12 years ago
No additional data from "Customize" box displayed. I do have junk filters and also other filters, will verify if it is the cause next time it happens.


10 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
Reporter, does this issue still occur in the latest supported 2.0.0.x / Shredder trunk nightlies?

(1.5.0.x is now end-of-life and the latest supported 2.0.0.x is now
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-11-06

Comment 4

10 years ago
Looks like it's caused by the spam filters - i.e. the count is the number of messages received before the filters worked. I guess I would expect the count to be the same as the amount of new messages that I can see in my Inbox (it's not very useful to know that I got 20 more spams).
Per comment 4, this seems like a junk mail + new message notifier problem. There are more than a few bugs on this issue, but I'm not sure which one is the best to dupe to. Bug 272125 looks like the best option, though.
Summary: Bogus new message count when showing new messages popup → Bogus new message count from spam when showing new messages popup
Whiteboard: closeme 2008-11-06 → dupeme, qawanted
Per wsmwk, duping is the best course of action.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Whiteboard: dupeme, qawanted
Duplicate of bug: 272125
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