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Posts Tagged IMAP

Not so Hasty there! Thunderbirds are go!

You may have read earlier that I had written a funky script to remove email that I’d never ever read from my inbox, and it had all gone horribly wrong when I passed a null string into the function and it deleted the whole inbox along with 700+ messages in it. Disaster to some extent! Then I sat and had a think about how long it would take to import all 700+ headers every time Thunderbird wanted to read my inbox. That wouldn’t be efficient – surely Thunderbird does some caching? Lo and behold it does, and I’ve recovered everything (and a little bit more besides!) – let me explain. Bratz movie Recovering Deleted Mail – Thunderbird! As soon as… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 3 Comments » |

Backup, backup and backup!!

A word to the wise, always make backups….. Particularly when you are testing a script that has the ability to delete emails!!!!!!! I was writing a script to delete some of my emails whilst I’m away, regular newsletters, advertising from holiday companies, you know the sort of stuff I’m talking about? Not spam, and not stuff I want to unsubscribe from – just stuff – stuff that I’ll only delete when I get home anyway. Anyway, I screwed it up and an empty variable got passed into the cleanup script and has blown away my entire inbox. Luckily it’s my more spammy account that I signup to most things with, however I’m quite good at pruning it normally and it… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2009 | Email Clients | 2 Comments » |