[Users] [Bug 2997] New: unable to receive mail; error in Network log = "*** Can't write file"

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Sat Aug 17 21:12:00 CEST 2013


            Bug ID: 2997
           Summary: unable to receive mail; error in Network log = "***
                    Can't write file"
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.8.0
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P3
         Component: Other
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: interscientific at yahoo.com

I've used Claws for several years and donated to support the project.  I think
it's an outstanding tool. I haven't had a problem with Claws for years until

When Claws attempts to get mail, I receive an error "Can't write file" and am
unable to receive any messages.  Here's an excerpt from the Network log:
[11:48:40] POP3< +OK Dovecot ready.
[11:48:40] POP3> USER ...
[11:48:40] POP3< +OK
[11:48:40] POP3> PASS ********
[11:48:40] POP3< +OK Logged in.
[11:48:40] POP3> STAT
[11:48:40] POP3< +OK 110 2972890
[11:48:40] POP3> UIDL
[11:48:41] POP3< +OK
[11:48:41] POP3> LIST
[11:48:41] POP3< +OK 110 messages:
[11:48:41] POP3> RETR 104
[11:48:41] POP3< +OK 9770 octets
*** Can't write file.

Here's some background.  This week I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu
12.04.  12.04 was a disaster for me, breaking many things (but not Claws)
permanently.  Out of frustration, I migrated to Linux Mint 13.  I did a clean
install, and restored files from my /home folder.  Then I installed Claws-mail
from the repository.  

I received the error above the first time after I opened Claws and Claws
attempted to get mail.  I have closed Claws and re-opened Claws and get the
same error.  This leaves me unable to receive any messages with Claws.  

This might not be a real bug, but my searching online for help with
troubleshooting yielded nothing.  

Thank you for any help you might be able to give!

Devon Brewer

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