[Users] INBOX suddenly shows 0(zero) mails

Michael Gmelin freebsd at grem.de
Thu Jul 24 08:31:40 CEST 2014

On Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:14:41 +0100
Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:

> So this is about an IMAP mailbox, you didn't mention that in your
> first message.
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:44:50 -0300
> "Ethy H. Brito" <ethy.brito at inexo.com.br> wrote: 
> > The problem was in the message count at left panel (that count
> > below the white envelope icon at folderlist panel).
> > 
> > I was checking messages for false positives at the spam folder and
> > clicked back at INBOX.
> >
> > The count was 3800+ INBOX messages and immediately after clicking
> > it became ZERO.
> Could be a corrupted cache. When/If this happens again, open the
> folder 'Properties' and click the 'Discard folder cache' button.
> >  Last week it did that with another folder of minor
> > importance. But this time it really erased all messages under that
> > folder (daily backup saved me).
> Claws would not issue the delete command without you telling it to,
> so I can't see this at all.
> > Don't know if this is related but there are times the CM starts
> > re-reading my INBOX (or some random folder) from the server, out of
> > the blue. Twice! One (fast) after the other (very slow). It freezes
> > all panels. I can not do anything for several minutes (40+ over
> > LAN). It seems to me it is resynchronizing(!?). Is it? Why?
> Do you have offline synchronisation switched on?
> > Just imagine that over a slow line. It takes hours! 
> > IMAP problem?

This happens to me on a regular basis (also IMAP). Usually if I
switch from another folder back to INBOX while there is still some IMAP
communication going on. In this case Claws shows the message counts
from the folder I switched from (unread and total). When I restart
Claws it starts download headers from my INBOX (fast) and then also
wants to download all messages, even though I have no filters defined
that require to get the message body (well, as far as I can tell). The
only way to interrupt this and save hours of downloading messages is to
switch to Offline Mode, after which Claws doesn't feel the need to
download all messages any more.

- Michael

Michael Gmelin

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