[spambayes-dev] Re: Cannot find saved message

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Thu Nov 18 22:00:58 CET 2004

"Tony Meyer" <tameyer at ihug.co.nz> writes:

>>From time to time, I'm getting this traceback, in the sb_imapfilter:
> [...]
>>  File "sb_imapfilter.py", line 559, in Save
>>    raise BadIMAPResponseError("Cannot find saved message", "")
>> BadIMAPResponseError: The command 'Cannot find saved message'
>> failed to give an OK response.
> [...]
>> Does anyone have a solution to this, before I examine this further?
> Not a solution, but there is the material in here:
> [ 1023797 ] Imapfilter fails: 'Cannot find saved message'
> <https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=1023797&group_id=61702&atid=498103>
> I haven't managed to figure this one out yet, sorry.  (If you have the
> time to, that would be great!). I believe the problem comes from the
> way imapfilter now waits for an EXISTS message from the IMAP server
> before trying to find the new message (this is to try and overcome a
> problem the old version had with servers that wouldn't immediately
> find new messages).
> However, if you're getting as far as 559, then an EXISTS response has
> been received, but the newly created message isn't found anyway.
> (Maybe a different message arrived, but the one we created isn't
> available?  That would be wierd).
> Running with -i4 ought to give enough detail of the IMAP4 conversation
> that you can see why its failing.  If you don't have time to look at
> it, if you could attach your -i4 output to the tracker (removing your
> username/password details) and remind me to get to this quickly, I'll
> try and do that.

Maybe related, maybe not - running with -i4 seems (?) to cure the
problem.  At least is has not yet happended again.


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