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Re: Icedove stopped sending and receiving e-mail

On Sat, 04 Apr 2015 17:44:34 -0400
"Gary Dale" <garydale@torfree.net> wrote:

> I've just had a rather bad time with my Debian/Jessie AMD64 system.
> I had to reset it yesterday after a hardware-related lockup (it
> doesn't like my optical drive connected to an add-in PCIe SATA card -
> usually freezes after writing an ISO image to DVD). The lockup
> wouldn't respond to sysrq so I needed the reset button.
> Trying to get back up was painful. I finally got it back by
> reverting to SysV Init, which fortunately was an option on the Grub
> menu.
> However now that it's running, I'm having a weird problem with  
> Icedove. I can't receive e-mail on any of the accounts it's
> configured to check. Moreover, I have three accounts that it's not
> showing the inbox, etc. for. These are all configured for pop e-mail
> and the e-mail folders are all on a single NFS share that is also
> used by the accounts that are showing the inboxes, etc..
> The e-mail in the folders that I can see are complete - back to the  
> time the machine froze, but nothing since.
> Interestingly, when I try to Get Messages on an account, I get the  
> status bar message <e-mail account>: Connected to <pop server name>.
> I tried uninstalling and re-installing Icedove but nothing changed.
> I can access the accounts via their web-mail interfaces.
> I tried sending this message via Icedove but it failed to send. I
> just get the "sending message" box and status bar.
> Any ideas?

I don't know if it will help you, but it is possible that somehow your
Icedove configuration has become corrupted - have you tried moving it
out of the way so Icedove can't find it, before starting Icedove and
setting it up again?

I don't use Icedove, but I just installed it to see what it creates,
and I would move at least ~/.cache/icedove and ~/.mozilla out of the

Just a suggestion.


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