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Bug#560957: marked as done (kmail deleted contents of inbox with dimap)

Your message dated Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:47:18 -0300
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has caused the Debian Bug report #560957,
regarding kmail deleted contents of inbox with dimap
to be marked as done.

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560957: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=560957
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Package: kmail
Version: 4:3.5.9-5
Severity: grave
Justification: causes non-serious data loss

Identical to bug 158978 in Launchpad, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/kdepim/+bug/158978 for additional information and reports from 
other users. The bug was also reported to affect Kmail 1.12.1 in KDE4.3.1!!

I'm using dIMAP for a Gmail account. On first connect in the morning I got a cryptic message complaining about non-readable contents on 
the IMAP server. All folders but my inbox were synchronized and the inbox was displayed as empty. Irritated by this I pressed the 
button a second time and the inbox was readable this time, but kmail instantly deleted all mails on the server (as it notified in the 
status bar) and then just downloaded the new stuff that had come in since I had left work the previous evening. It basically deleted 
several hundred messages in a few seconds. None of the subfolders were affected, though this has happened previously on my private 
account using another machine (only a subset of the inbox contents was deleted then, same Kmail version and setup).
It seems like the server error caused Kmail to update the local cache (deleting messages that were there previously) - which it should 
not do if there's been only a transmission error and no real modification on the server side. Then upon the next synchronisation it 
updates the server by actually deleting all remote messages as well.

Update 12/2009: This has happened twice in the meantime. Luckily I can access a second mirror of the IMAP so the deleted messages could 
be recovered, but others might not be that lucky.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages kmail depends on:
ii  kdebase-kio-plug 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-6        core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdelibs4c2a      4:3.5.10.dfsg.1-0lenny3 core libraries and binaries for al
ii  kdepim-kio-plugi 4:3.5.9-5               KDE pim I/O Slaves
ii  libart-2.0-2     2.3.20-2                Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libaudio2        1.9.1-5                 Network Audio System - shared libr
ii  libc6            2.7-18                  GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfontconfig1   2.6.0-3                 generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6     2.3.7-2+lenny1          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1          1:4.3.2-1.1             GCC support library
ii  libice6          2:1.0.4-1               X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11         1.8+20080606-1          GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libjpeg62        6b-14                   The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkcal2b        4:3.5.9-5               KDE calendaring library
ii  libkdepim1a      4:3.5.9-5               KDE PIM library
ii  libkleopatra1    4:3.5.9-5               KDE GnuPG interface libraries
ii  libkmime2        4:3.5.9-5               KDE MIME interface library
ii  libkpimidentitie 4:3.5.9-5               KDE PIM user identity information 
ii  libksieve0       4:3.5.9-5               KDE mail/news message filtering li
ii  libmimelib1c2a   4:3.5.9-5               KDE mime library
ii  libpng12-0       1.2.27-2+lenny2         PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt        3:3.3.8b-5+b1           Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6           2:1.0.3-2               X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6       4.3.2-1.1               The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6         2:1.1.5-2               X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1      1:1.1.9-1               X cursor management library
ii  libxext6         2:1.0.4-1               X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2          2.1.12-3                FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6           2:1.1.4-1               X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1     2:1.0.3-2               X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2       2:1.2.3-1               X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1      1:0.9.4-2               X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6           1:1.0.5-3               X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  perl             5.10.0-19lenny2         Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  zlib1g           1:       compression library - runtime

Versions of packages kmail recommends:
ii  kmailcvt                      4:3.5.9-5  KDE KMail mail folder converter
ii  procmail                      3.22-16    Versatile e-mail processor

Versions of packages kmail suggests:
ii  bogofilter       1.1.7-1                 a fast Bayesian spam filter (dummy
ii  clamav           0.95.3+dfsg-1~volatile1 anti-virus utility for Unix - comm
ii  gnupg            1.4.9-3+lenny1          GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  gnupg-agent      2.0.9-3.1               GNU privacy guard - password agent
ii  kaddressbook     4:3.5.9-5               KDE NG addressbook application
ii  kleopatra        4:3.5.9-5               KDE Certificate Manager
ii  pinentry-qt [pin 0.7.5-2.1               Qt-based PIN or pass-phrase entry 
ii  spamassassin     3.2.5-2+lenny1          Perl-based spam filter using text 

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tag 560957 moreinfo unreproducible

I can not reproduce this bug in kmail 4:4.3.4-2 . Doe sit actually affects 

Regards, Lisandro.

#exclude <windows.h>

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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