Re: [Evolution] long outstanding evolution bug 339028 - any updates?


IMAPX is as broken as IMAP. A temporary patch to suppress all errors has
been uploaded to 3
months ago.


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam whitemice org>
Reply-to: awilliam whitemice org
To: evolution-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Evolution] long outstanding evolution bug 339028 - any
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:56:07 -0400

On Tue, 2011-07-12 at 14:33 -0500, Eugene Kanter wrote:
12.07.2011, 14:02, "Adam Tauno Williams" <awilliam whitemice org>:
On Tue, 2011-07-12 at 13:31 -0500, Eugene Kanter wrote: filed 2006-04-19
 13:49:28 UTC and last updated 2011-07-11 08:39:22 UTC, status NEW.
 Reproducible in every version including the latest one.
 Is there any valid reason for keeping this bug in the code for over 5
 As recently as about 3 months ago on this thread
 the error came up again but bug was not mentioned.
 Thunderbird doesn't report any damaged messages in the same IMAP
 mailbox. It reads all emails with no problems.
This is what I call a "crap shoot".
open source list does not mean dirty language.

It isn't;  "crap shoot" is just an English idiom for
sometimes-stuff-happens.  This is one way Evo is 'broken', there are
other ways in which other clients are 'broken'.

I've been using Evolution exclusively since the very first release and
have more then ten active IMAP accounts in my preferences box.
This error occurrence is very rare but I've seen it more then several
Every time I must use other client to locate a suspicious message and
remove it in order to continue using Evolution. 
This has nothing to do with Exchange. I've seen it happen on both and servers.
My point is that brain dead decision to abandon mail box processing
upon encountering a minor message formatting error is not acceptable.
The primary function of any mail client is to display all messages the
best way possible and don't lock user out of mail box if corrupted
message is encountered.

I agree, my point wasn't that it is OK, only that this happens with
every mail client [in my experience].

Curious, have your tried accessing the damaged mailbox with the IMAPX
provider [instead of the IMAP provider]?  Does it do the same thing?

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