[TriLUG] TriLUG IMAP Server problems (was Re: missing email)
rlockhar at trilug.org
Thu May 10 23:37:48 EDT 2007
On Thu, May 10, 2007 22:33, Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> On 5/10/07, Rob Lockhart <rlockhar at trilug.org> wrote:
>> Tanner, thanks for the information. Can you confirm that no mail was
>> lost? Mine appears to be lost. I had lots of folders too, and I am
>> webmail and see the same thing as Thunderbird now.
> They are NOT lost. I am looking directly at your underlying store
> and ALL the messages and folder are there. They are NOT lost.
>> Now the question also becomes, if the old emails and folders are
>> is it also possible to merge the two without duplicates? Even if not,
>> there's a cool plugin for Thunderbird that can delete dupes.
> There is nothing to restore. Most likely you need to either
> tell thunderbird to show all folders and not just subscribed ones
> or resubscribe to the folders. If you're using the trilug webmail,
> click the plus sign next to INBOX on the left. You shouldn't
> have any duplicates at all.
Just another note for anyone else in my predicament. After the crash and
migration, note that I had no "+" sign or equivalent in Squirrelmail (I
might be slow but not quite *that* slow *grin*). I had to go into the
Squirrelmail "Folders" and click on all the folders to the right. The
right-side folder list is apparently the unsubscribed folders. Note that
only first-level folders were in the unsubscribed list, but all the
underlying sub-folders were in the already-subscribed folders list
(left-side). After doing clicking on all folders on the right side (that
were apparently "unsubscribed" from the move), I could then see all
folders in Squirrelmail. My point in using Webmail is that it isolates
Thunderbird from server-side issues, or so I thought. O:-)
I hadn't tried the Thunderbird "re-subscribe folders" option just yet as I
was in the Antelope mode after I realized the problem. Thus I quickly
shut down Thunderbird and went right to webmail.
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