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Caution when using the described script!
Authored by: moritzh on May 22, '06 08:09:15AM

When using Thunderbird.app (running normally) instead of Mail.app (running with the described imapfilter.pl) for the first time after a long time, I discovered that there were more messages in my inbox than displayed in Mail.app! I tried all sorts of things in Mail.app like rebuilding mailboxes, deleting cache files, synchronizing the account, disabling message rules, but nothing fixed it.

Then I created another account in Mail.app, this time omitting the local imapfilter.pl, and then the missing messages were also shown. I.e. then I had two accounts, one with and one without the imapfilter.pl, and the one without was showing all messages while the one with the filter omitted some messages.

Ergo: To me it appears that imapfilter.pl is the cause for several messages not showing up in Mail.app, which I very much regret since I had been using this useful filter for a long time, seemingly without problems. Luckily, most of the messages I missed were not crucial. For now, although I'd like to do otherwise, I cannot recommend to use the filter. I have contacted the author about this.

P.S.: I am using the following version of the script: $Id: imapfilter.pl,v 1.8 2005/10/05 09:34:26 eggert Exp $



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