[Users] [Bug 3993] Claws Mail connects to IMAP server when it should not

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Wed Mar 21 00:35:17 CET 2018

On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:01:58 +0000 Paul wrote:

> What sort of private data do you not want him to see? Arbitrarily
> named folders, server addresses, stuff like that?

Yes, but this is not arbitrary data (at least in my case). It contains
information about my interlocutors and I cannot disrespect their
privacy and their trust just because there is a bug in a program I use.
As I said - I have no scratchpad accounts to test with.

> The trouble with that is that you only provided (apparently) enough
> data for /you/ to reproduce the issue. That data is not all that is
> needed to reproduce it elsewhere. So, possibly, the issue is caused by
> something in your set-up you are not aware of. And also the debug
> info is more precise.

What set-up? I have started from scratch, removing all accounts. Also
deleting completely clawsrc still results in attempts to connect to
both accounts.

Have you tried deleting ~/.claws-mail and reproducing the steps I
provided? I don't see why a from-scratch scenario should work for me

I am using claws-mail 3.16.0 installed from:


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Locale: en_US.UTF-8 (charset: UTF-8)
Operating System: Linux 4.4.114-42-default (x86_64)

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 IPv6 adds support for IPv6 addresses, the new Internet addressing
 iconv allows converting to and from different character sets
 JPilot adds support for PalmOS addressbooks
 LDAP adds support for LDAP shared addressbooks
 libetpan adds support for IMAP and NNTP servers
 libSM adds support for session handling
 NetworkManager adds support for detection of network connection changes
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