[Users] Mailbox types changed from IMAP to POP

Christian Hesse list at eworm.de
Tue Aug 30 08:14:47 CEST 2016

kardan <kardan at riseup.net> on Tue, 2016/08/30 07:52:
> Version: 3.14.0 (debian stretch)
> Hi,
> today the type of all my mailbox accounts suddenly changed from IMAP to
> POP, although I did not change any settings.
> I became aware of it because an alert sign in the left lower corner
> appeared. Clicking on the log revealed connection errors because
> plaintext POP authentication without SSL was refused by the server.
> Which is alright. Oddly I am not using POP at all.
> Instantly I jumped to account settings because usually I don't setup
> neither POP accounts nor non-SSL connections. All account types had
> changed to POP, with SSL disabled for receiving connections and the
> option to delete messages older than 7 days on receiving enabled. STMP
> settings were unchanged.
> The type of all accounts was set to 'protocol=0' in accountrc.
> accountrc and accountrc.bak were identical. Restoring my backup
> confirmed that IMAP was used before ('protocol=3').
> Did that already happen to anybody else? Searching for 'account type',
> 'protocol changed' and 'accountrc' didn't find related (closed) bugs.
> Shortly before the program had crashed (claws just disappeared in the
> background). Maybe this is related. It would mean that the account
> settings had been overwritten during the crash. Would that be possible?
> The relevant partition ran out of space several times recently but I
> see no reason this could be related. Other than that I have no idea,
> how to reproduce this.

I suppose this is an issue with config versioning. For any reason CM updated
your accounts, but did not update the main configuration file clawsrc.
Then the accounts were upgraded again, breaking the settings.
main(a){char*c=/*    Schoene Gruesse                         */"B?IJj;MEH"
"CX:;",b;for(a/*    Best regards             my address:    */=0;b=c[a++];)
putchar(b-1/(/*    Chris            cc -ox -xc - && ./x    */b/42*2-3)*42);}
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