[MlMt] MailMate uploading old/deleted mails back to IMAP server

Emre Bastuz info at emre.de
Thu Jan 7 11:01:57 EST 2016

Hi Benny!

Thank you very much for the quick response!

> An offline dummy account for local emails?

I did *not* use an offline dummy account. Instead I created an additional IMAP server in my local network for the task of archiving/importing the mbox files.

> Here’s the caveat: A message moved from an online mailbox to an offline mailbox is never deleted from the online mailbox. This is because MailMate is very careful to ensure that the message exists in the destination mailbox (server side) before deleting it from the source (online) mailbox. But as noted, this does not explain what you observe. Such a message is also not going to have a UID (but MailMate knows its old mailbox/UID).

I have activated the columns „UID“ and „Source Mailbox“ for the troubleshooting process. 

All „old“ and „new“ mails  that are now in my primary mailbox show a source mailbox of „info at emre.de“, which is the primary account/server I use.

The Archival-IMAP account/server is configured as the mailbox „Mail Backup“.

I really have no clue why messages are being uploaded. Strange.

> Maybe some of the above can help you and if you think there is some kind of bug then don’t hesitate to contact me, but maybe do it off list. As far as I know this is not a general issue of general interest.

I can do so if you prefer, just let me know what email address to use to exchange information.



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