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  1. James Server
  2. JAMES-2519

Duplicate entries in sent items



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Remote Delivery
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    • Environment:
      Ubuntu 18.04 Server (James)
      Postgresql 10 (message store)
      Ubuntu 16.04 (Desktops) with Evolution (Email client)


      To get around issues where remote delivery does not work (relay denied), I have configured email clients to use the SMTP server directly and move sent items to James SENT folder. While this works, it does have a strange side effect. If you send an item to an external recipient and CC to a recipient in the domain handled by James, then multiple copies of the sent item ends up in SENT folder. While this might look like a email client problem, I would have expected this to have happened before switching to James. So, my guess is the following happens:

      1. You send a message to external recipient and CC to internal recipient (email client uses external SMTP server)
      2. Email client copies mail to SENT folder 
      3. Fetchmail retrieves a copy from external POP3 server
      4. Fetchmail interprets "FROM" address and stores it in SENT folder of sender

      Possible solution (if my interpretation is correct):
      When fetchmail interprets the FROM address, it first checks whether a duplicate already exists before adding it to the SENT folder. The fields to use for checking whether or not it is in fact a duplicate might or might not be trivial.




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              stellenbosser John Bester
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