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Re: .agentview and .overview

From: Cecil Westerhof
Subject: Re: .agentview and .overview
Date: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:43:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (gnu/linux)

harven <> writes:

>> In several groups there where articles that when I wanted to open I got
>> the message that they were deleted. There was no way I could update the
>> group to have them not displayed. After some searching I found that
>> those articles had an entry in .overview without that there was a
>> corresponding article on my IMAPS server. The way I solved it, was by
>> deleting those lines in .overview. I have several questions about this:
>> - What could the reason be that this happened?
>> - What would be the correct way to delete those lines? (Deleting by hand
>>   could be error prone.)
>> - Where can I find information about .agentview and .overview?
> This is due to the agent. Several people mentionned this bug 
> in this newsgroup. Deleting entries in .overview probably won't solve
> the problem (it didn't for me).

It looks like it solved the problem for me. I'll look in your other

> Since this bug affects several people, please report it (M-x gnus-bug).
> The reason is unclear apparently. Did you try to connect
> with a different mailer or from a different ISP to your account ?

At the moment my account is accessed with GNUS and Evolution.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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