*****SPAM***** IMAP: Disappearing email!?

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Gib Henry

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Aug 12, 2014, 11:45:00 AM8/12/14
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We switched from POP to IMAP a month ago, and at first I discounted user complaints of disappearing email.  Then today, I myself have witnessed four emails appear in my inbox, then spontaneously disappear 2-3 seconds later, with no intervention on my part.  We don’t empty trash for 60 days, so a search should find them, but it does not.  I had a colleague resend one, and it instantly disappeared again.  This is very scary!  Any insight?  Cheers,

Gib Henry

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Josh Olson

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Aug 12, 2014, 11:54:43 AM8/12/14
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Hello Gib,

And you’re sure you don’t have a POP client out there somewhere connecting to your account (and thus downloading/deleting the email)? Do you see any other connections to your account when you look at the CommuniGate Pro logs?

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James Moe

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Aug 12, 2014, 12:33:23 PM8/12/14
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On 08/12/2014 08:45 AM, Gib Henry wrote:
> I myself have witnessed four emails appear in my inbox, then
> spontaneously disappear 2-3 seconds later, with no intervention on
> my part.
>
Anything in the log file about it?

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James Moe
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Jeff Wark

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Aug 12, 2014, 1:56:27 PM8/12/14
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I have seem people state that they only use IMAP, but email just disappears from their Inbox.  Invariably, there is a POP client configured on a machine somewhere that is still retrieving the messages.

Look in the logs for something like this [UNIX type server]:

$ grep -E 'POP|IMAP|MAILBOX' 2014-08-12_08-00.log | grep jw...@tbaytel.net

08:46:52.195 2 MAILBOX(jw...@tbaytel.net/Trash) {125462} appended @63812: 59+1424 bytes
08:46:52.199 2 MAILBOX(jw...@tbaytel.net/Trash) {125463} appended @65295: 59+1874 bytes
08:46:52.200 2 MAILBOX(jw...@tbaytel.net/INBOX) {713} deleted: cut off
08:46:52.200 2 MAILBOX(jw...@tbaytel.net/INBOX) {712} deleted: cut off

My logs are set to "Low Level" for a lot of things.  You may need that as well.

The 'POP|IMAP|MAILBOX' will show different connections [POP or IMAP] and then MAILBOX modifications that may be related to those connections.  They usually occur really closely in the logs.  I am unsure of how to connect a POP or IMAP session directly with a MAILBOX log entry.

Hope this helps.
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Jeff Wark
Tbaytel Internet
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