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

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

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