[Wolves] Exim/Imap/Thunderbird filter anoyance.

Adam Sweet adam at adamsweet.org
Sat Dec 12 00:25:36 UTC 2009

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Wayne wrote:
> Adam Sweet wrote:
>> This is a weird one. It might be a legacy of the problems in #1, but
>> similarly both #1 and #2 might be due to the same cause and the common
>> element is Dovecot. I only ran Dovecot briefly so I don't know it well
>> at all but I would check you don't have some weird 'keep copies in the
>> original folders when moving mail' setting enabled in Dovecot and take a
>> look at /var/log/maillog to make sure nothing weird is going on.
> Think you on the right track with Dovecot being the culprit, unfort I
> decided to delete filters on two machines and leave a desktop on to do
> filtering
> so i can't test a couple of settings in dovecot.conf.
> One refers to caching in memory to save on disk writes - so if the other
> filter chimes in before the write has been done, that could be it still in
> the mail folder unmoved.

Ahh I was close then :)

On your one machine with the remaining filters, if you go into your
Thunderbird profile on the filesystem, in ImapMail, then your account
you'll see a file called msgFilterRules.dat. Copy that to the same
directory on each other machine while Thunderbird isn't running, then
it, it will pick up the filters in that file. No need to manually
recreate your filters. Winner :)


Adam Sweet

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