[Users] [Bug 3944] Failing IMAP account on startup

Jeremy Nicoll jn.ml.clwm.729 at letterboxes.org
Thu Jan 18 18:55:58 CET 2018

On Thu, 18 Jan 2018, at 15:37, Paul wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:21:20 +0000
> Jeremy Nicoll <jn.ml.clwm.729 at letterboxes.org> wrote: 
> > I'm not.  You just suggested someone delete and re-add 
> > account definitions, and I was basically asking if that 
> > would cause collateral damage to other definition files.
> Well, yes, you are. This thread is for [Bug 3944] Failing IMAP
> account on startup, which has nothing to do with filtering or
> deleting accounts.

Ok, yes, not directly.  And that's why I didn't post my question
on the thread itself in the bug tracker.

But because of the parallel discussion of accounts being 
referenced by their seqence id (I presume) in other config
files, I wondered if the user you'd just told IN THIS THREAD
to delete and redefine accounts would screw up those other
files by doing so.

I was surprised you hadn't discussed how a user might 
preserver these related definitions so that they could be 
more easily reinstated after the deleted & added accounts.

> > > I just tested, and unfortunately they just get left behind.  
> > 
> > I was going to go on and ask if there's an easy way to
> > find a set of 'orphan' definitions and update them to
> > (presumably) a new internal account number.
> If the filter rule is assigned to an Account and that Account gets
> deleted, then its filter rules get removed also.

So in this case, the user might have had lots of definitions that 
would need recreated.

> If the filter rule moves a message to an IMAP mailbox, and that IMAP
> mailbox is removed, the filter rules does not get removed. Which is
> messy, but the message to be moved does not get lost, it just gets
> dumped into the inbox, as if unfiltered.

Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.

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