Comment 13 for bug 389322

if i open email on my yahoo account outside of pidgin (not using pidgen
 buddy list open), pidgin isn't "aware" of this and keeps totting up
 those messages as if they were never opened. at that point, if i open
 messages from pidgin's buddy list, a tab (firefox) is opened for each
 message. worse yet, would have to log in to each one of them! the only
 good thing here is that i can close each tab w/o logging in and then
 pidgin is up to date. still, having to close each tab...

 6/12/09-just checked system monitor and discovered 6 or 7 pidgin zombie
 processes. the only thing i can think of is that they were left over
 from opening the messages/closing the tabs...

- 06/19/09-i'm always able to chat on my yahoo account before, during &
- after this behavior is observed. fwiw, just finished a chat & checked
- buddy list. it shows "16 new emails." even though i've just been in my
- mailbox (http://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?sysreq=ignore

) and
- viewed any unopened mail...
+ 06/19/09-checked buddy list. it shows "16 new emails.". under
+ accounts, yahoo, aim & gmail are listed. the only account listed under
+ "accounts->enable accounts is msn, which i don't login to automatically.
+ i'd jbeen in my mailbox
+ (http://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?sysreq=ignore

) and had viewed my
+ unopened mail.several minutes previously. best just to "x out" of new
- Show quoted text -
+ mail...

 ProblemType: Bug
 Architecture: i386
 Date: Thu Jun 11 10:26:05 2009
 DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
 ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
 Package: pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.4
 PackageArchitecture: i386
 ProcEnviron:
  PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
  LANG=en_US.UTF-8
  SHELL=/bin/bash
 SourcePackage: pidgin
 Uname: Linux 2.6.24-24-generic i686

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pidgin isn't aware of current state of yahoo mailbox
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/385956

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Status in “pidgin” source package in Ubuntu: New

Bug description:
Binary package hint: pidgin

ubuntu 8.04
1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.4

transferring from bug #385956
06/11/09-if i open email on my yahoo account outside of pidgin (not using pidgen buddy list open), pidgin isn't "aware" of this and keeps totting up those messages as if they were never opened. at that point, if i open messages from pidgin's buddy list, a tab (firefox) is opened for each message. worse yet, would have to log in to each one of them! the only good thing here is that i can close each tab w/o logging in and then pidgin is up to date. still, having to close each tab...

6/12/09-just checked system monitor and discovered 6 or 7 pidgin zombie processes. the only thing i can think of is that they were left over from opening the messages/closing the tabs yesterday...

06/19/09-checked buddy list. it shows "16 new emails.". under accounts, yahoo, aim & gmail are listed. the only account listed under accounts->enable accounts is msn, which i don't login to automatically. i'd jbeen in my mailbox (http://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?sysreq=ignore) and had viewed my unopened mail.several minutes previously.

perhaps best just to "x out" of new mail since i leave the yahoo mail browser tab open all day...