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Author/Date Reupload email to IMAP server
Jim
14/04/2005 2:31pm
Hi there, nice product,

Accidentally forgot to set my IMAP account setting to "leave mail on server" and all mail was downloaded into i.Scribe.

Is there a way to put the email back in the inbox on the server?

Thanks,

Jim
fret
15/04/2005 12:26am
Copy and paste from your local inbox should work ok.
Jim
15/04/2005 8:38am
hi,

i presume you mean copy it to the imap folders that appear below "mail" and its subfolders?

i would try that, but the imap root folder appears very briefly then goes away again whenever i click "receive".

thanks for your time
Jim
15/04/2005 9:01am
p.s. i'm using v1.88 rc1 april 11th build
fret
15/04/2005 9:16am
Which IMAP protocol settings are you using?

Can you post a connection log? (status panel -> click account -> log tab -> right click -> copy)
Jim
15/04/2005 9:37am
IMAP4(fetch) as IMAP4(full) didn't do anything
All other settings unchanged

Log:

A0001 CAPABILITY
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS AUTH=LOGIN] maple.plugsocket.com IMAP4rev1 2003.338rh at Fri, 15 Apr 2005 10:36:15 +0100 (BST)
* CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 IDLE NAMESPACE MAILBOX-REFERRALS BINARY UNSELECT SCAN SORT THREAD=REFERENCES THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT MULTIAPPEND LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS AUTH=LOGIN
A0001 OK CAPABILITY completed
A0002 LOGIN james@leicesterscrubs.com ********
A0002 OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 IDLE NAMESPACE MAILBOX-REFERRALS BINARY UNSELECT SCAN SORT THREAD=REFERENCES THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT MULTIAPPEND] User james@leicesterscrubs.com authenticated
A0003 LIST "" ""
* LIST (\NoSelect) "/" ""
A0003 OK LIST completed
A0004 SELECT "INBOX"
* 1 EXISTS
* 0 RECENT
* OK [UIDVALIDITY 1105532396] UID validity status
* OK [UIDNEXT 375] Predicted next UID
* FLAGS ($MDNSent $Forwarded $Label1 $Label2 $Label3 $Label4 $Label5 \Answered \Flagged \Deleted \Draft \Seen)
* OK [PERMANENTFLAGS ($MDNSent $Forwarded $Label1 $Label2 $Label3 $Label4 $Label5 \* \Answered \Flagged \Deleted \Draft \Seen)] Permanent flags
A0004 OK [READ-WRITE] SELECT completed
A0005 FETCH 1 (FLAGS RFC822.HEADER BODY[TEXT])
A0006 STORE 1 FLAGS (\deleted)
* 1 FETCH (FLAGS (\Deleted))
A0006 OK STORE completed
A0007 EXPUNGE
* 1 EXPUNGE
* 0 EXISTS
* 0 RECENT
A0007 OK Expunged 1 messages
A0008 LOGOUT
fret
15/04/2005 12:38pm
That log looks like a IMAP(fetch) log, what does it do in IMAP(full) mode? (log wise)
Jim
15/04/2005 12:41pm
Thanks for spending time on this.

IMAP4(full) log:

A0001 CAPABILITY
* OK [CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS AUTH=LOGIN] maple.plugsocket.com IMAP4rev1 2003.338rh at Fri, 15 Apr 2005 13:40:29 +0100 (BST)
* CAPABILITY IMAP4REV1 IDLE NAMESPACE MAILBOX-REFERRALS BINARY UNSELECT SCAN SORT THREAD=REFERENCES THREAD=ORDEREDSUBJECT MULTIAPPEND LOGIN-REFERRALS STARTTLS AUTH=LOGIN
A0001 OK CAPABILITY completed
A0002 LOGIN james@leicesterscrubs.com ********
A0002 BAD Missing or invalid argument to LOGIN
fret
16/04/2005 4:40am
Thats just freakin weird, in the IMAP(fetch) mode the login command works fine, then in IMAP(full) mode the exact same command fails. Unless of course the password somehow got entered incorrectly the second time.
Jim
16/04/2005 12:47pm
ah, and that's fixed the problem!

i hadn't ticked the "save password" button, and so every time i tried to connect with IMAP4(fetch) it asked me my password.

i'd just assumed that IMAP4(full) was having some big failure because it didn'ty even ask for the password.

so i've just gone and ticked the box and typed in my password in the options dialog, tried to log in using IMAP4(full), and it worked fine!

unfortunately, i've just lost all my mail.

i tried to copy over the messages from local inbox to inbox on the imap server. everything disappeared from the local folder, but nothing reappeared on the server.

after a couple of minutes i quit i.scribe, and killed the connection to the server.

the mail seems to still be in my .mail2 folder (i.e. it's still 3.5 Mb).

please help (again)

jim
fret
16/04/2005 12:56pm
I would try using the recovery software on the folders, see the section "recovering folders" at the end.

And don't compact the folders till you do. Please.

Then once you have something recovered _copy_ the messages (ctrl-c, select new folder, ctrl-v)... and wait... it'll take a while to transfer all the messages. And just cause they don't show up on the server straight away doesn't mean they won't ever. Better yet, get a tool to watch the bandwidth on your connect and you will know when it's finished.
Jim
16/04/2005 1:18pm
right, have done the steps you've suggested using the last stable version of iscribe (1.87).

all seems to be well - i have lots of mail back on my server's inbox, think i got all of it.

thanks for your help.

i've another quick question:

my mailserver is squirrelmail, and folders are set up as /INBOX; /mail/Sent; /mail/Drafts etc.

iScribe is quite happy to read INBOX, but just shows a grey icon next to mail and I can't get to the subfolders.

any ideas?
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