[Users] Access to messages

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Fri Nov 2 19:58:17 CET 2012

On Fri, 2 Nov 2012 14:53:53 -0400, john Culleton said:
> My Inbox folder shows 2288 messages but I can't access any
> of them. There are also subfolders under the Inbox folder but
> they contain many times that total of messages. 
> How do I access these messages? Do I need to export them and then
> reload them somehow?
> -- 
> John Culleton

Hi John,

This depends on whether you're using IMAP or not. I know only Claws
using an IMAP server. When stuff like what you describe happens to me,
I right click the account and say "check for new folders", then "check
for new messages", then "Rebuild folder tree"

DANGER WILL ROBINSON: "Rebuild folder tree" deletes your local IMAP
cache, so if your local IMAP cache is important to you, don't do it.
Personally, I view IMAP cache as just more gigabytes devoured
needlessly. But then again, I personally administer my IMAP server, so
I can afford to be so cavalier. 

If you store your email's locally under Claws instead of on an IMAP
server, please ignore everything I said in this email.



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