when using imap against gmail, drafts are stored multiple times and not removed

Bug #1027564 reported by Jeff Abrahamson on 2012-07-22

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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When composing mail in thunderbird with (imap, gmail), drafts are correctly stored in [Google Mail]/Drafts. But a single message may be stored multiple times as multiple message drafts instead of multiple times as the same message. And on sending, the draft is often not deleted, resulting in a Drafts folder with quite a lot of garbage in it. Somewhat worse, the garbage incorrectly gives the impression that the original mails were not sent.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: thunderbird 13.0.1+build1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC0: jeff 2476 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20120615181619
CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
 Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0xfe024000 irq 22'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC882'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0882,10eca201,00100101'
   Controls : 45
   Simple ctrls : 21
Channel: release
Date: Sun Jul 22 09:01:33 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
 default via dev eth0 proto static dev eth0 scope link metric 1000 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src metric 1
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.
MostRecentCrashID: bp-4d8bfb66-c42a-40e3-b054-083342120401

 PATH=(custom, user)
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=13.0.1/20120615181619 (In use)
 gnome-shell 3.4.1-0ubuntu2
 rhythmbox-mozilla 2.96-0ubuntu4.1
 totem-mozilla 3.0.1-0ubuntu21

RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-03 (80 days ago)

dmi.bios.date: 09/11/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
dmi.bios.version: 6.00 PG
dmi.board.name: FN27V10
dmi.board.vendor: Shuttle Inc
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr6.00PG:bd09/11/2006:svnShuttleInc:pnSN27V10:pvr:rvnShuttleInc:rnFN27V10:rvr:cvn:ct3:cvr:
dmi.product.name: SN27V10
dmi.sys.vendor: Shuttle Inc

Jeff Abrahamson (jeff-purple) wrote :
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Confirmed with 17.0.6+build1-0ubuntu0.13.04.1.

However, my problem appears to be solely with the Android Gmail app, and not the Gmail web interface. Looking at the thread, which contains the draft(s), there is a new draft for every manual or automatic save of a draft.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
userDepth (markonuvo) wrote :

Is the email also sent multiple times?

Jeff Abrahamson (jeff-purple) wrote :

The mail was only sent once.

(I no longer use this particular mail setup from five years ago, I am reporting on what happened thend.)

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. This bug was reported a long time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time.

Does anyone still see a problem related to the one that was reported using currently supported versions of Thunderbird and Ubuntu? Please let us know if you do otherwise this report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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