Odd Icedove message retrieval behavior after recent trisquel update

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amenex
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Joined: 01/04/2015

After the recent Software Updater runs, Icedove popped down hundreds of messages
from the mailboxes of several domains hosted by my main ISP right after the upgrades.

This happened with both Flidas and Belanos. Otherwise I would have thought that the
"leave messages on server" box had gotten unchecked. I use a different computer to
retrieve the messages permanently.

After the two message retrievals, I noted that I did not have several hundred new
messages in the various inboxes ...just the normal days' complements ... and no flood
of spam or phishes.

My ISP routinely alerts me when a mailbox is full. When that happens I can just
raise the cap with cPanel or go to the main computer to offload the messages.

Subsequent message retrievals over several days went normally.

Anyone with a similar experience ?

What might have triggered this aberration ?

George Langford

andyprough
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Joined: 02/12/2015

Are you using IMAP? Thunderbird used to have that kind of behavior occasionally. It appeared it was simply refreshing the messages that were already in my folders. As you say, no new messages appeared, or no more than normal.

amenex
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Joined: 01/04/2015

andyprough asked: [QUOTE] Are you using IMAP?[/QUOTE]

No sign of that in my Icedove settings, but a scan of open ports by Anti-Hacker Alliance
reveals a number of open ports, including the IMAP port, on my ISP's server, which hosts
the affected webmail accounts.

I have one more USB HDD to try to see if the behaviour is consistent across all Trisquel
Software Updater runs during the present cycle. Seems that no harm was done.

George Langford

amenex
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Joined: 01/04/2015

Tried the second USB HDD, but did the webmail transfer before running software updater.
Got the umpteen-emails downloads as before. After the software updates, things are calm
again.

Maybe someone reset the flags on my webmail ... at the ISP.

George Langford