Regarding the deletion of the message, I have seen IMAP clients "piling
up" on each other when multiple simultaneous clients are involved. One
client is doing an expunge of the Trash folder, which may take several
seconds, while another client is trying to move a deleted message to
it. I don't see this happening with your account (or anyone's) right now.
Personally, I don't use a Trash folder - I think it is counter to how
IMAP is supposed to work. For me, my server settings in Thunderbird are
set to "When I delete a message, just mark it as deleted." This is much
faster, in my experience. I expunge (in Thunderbird, "Compact") on a
daily basis, typically.
As far as K9 mail, I don't know why it would be failing to connect.
But, if you can send me the time that you tried to connect with your
phone and what your IP address was at that time, I can check the server
logs to see if I can find any clues.
On 1/11/11 10:59 AM, Rama Kocherlakota wrote:
> The last week or so, I've noticed some oddities with the email system
> - it might just be client-side issues but I'm having problems with two
> different clients, so I thought I'd check if anything had changed at
> the server level.
> 1. My Thunderbird client on my home Windows box: (version Mozilla/5.0
> (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20101207
> Thunderbird/3.1.). When I move mail to folders (or delete it, sending
> it to the Trash), sometimes (but not always) the move doesn't actually
> occur and I can't then change the message that's showing up in the
> message pane - it gets stuck.
> 2. K9 Email on my Android phone. I can no longer connect to the IMAP
> server at UVM - I don't get a useful error message, just a "Failed to
> As I say, it's possible these are unrelated (they sure look unrelated)
> but I thought I'd check if anyone else has noticed odd behaviors.