[Imaplib2-devel] HEUREKA, Missing mails log snippet (found it)

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Thu Jun 9 02:12:39 BST 2011

On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 10:58:43AM +1000, Piers Lauder wrote:
> On Wed, 08 Jun 2011 17:25:37 +0200, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
>   > 
>   > On Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:38:37 +0200, Christoph Höger wrote:
>   > > Hi Sebastian,
>   > > 
>   > > great Work! Is this behaviour specified in some RFC or is it the
>   > > mailservers fault?
>   > 
>   > Well, the RFCs are certainly fuzzy enough to not specify it precisely,
>   > although my interpretation of the FETCH description on page 53 of
>   > http://www.networksorcery.com/enp/rfc/rfc3501.txt and the example given
>   > therein does not seem to allow interspersed replies.
>   > 
>   > So, I would say it is something we should not necessarily expect, but
>   > I've given up on expecting anything from IMAP servers, and we should
>   > still try to cope with it. Technically, an OK, NO, or BAD signals the
>   > end of the response, I guess, so I would wager, it is not allowed.
> That was my original interpretation also. But I've been bitten by
> IMAP4 servers behaving badly before, so should have learnt my lesson by
> now. I guess there will always be some marginally illegal behaviour
> one can't imagine.
> Anyway, at least there's a straightforward fix in this case which I'm
> fairly certain won't break anything else. At least all my testing so
> far has come back ok.
> I suggest installing it asap. running your usual test suite, and then
> getting it out there - this particular user certainly needs it!

at least in my case, there's no hurry. I've been fine using 6.2.0 for the
last few days so I can wait a little bit longer to avoid a hurried fix that
may affect someone else.

Thanks for all the effort so far though.


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