OT: Cyrus IMAP Interacting with Thunderbird 2.0

Forrest Aldrich forrie at forrie.com
Sat Apr 28 12:41:35 EDT 2007

This is slightly off-topic; however, I've been referred here because the 
behavior we're seeing is unexplainable (as of yet).

I have Cyrus 2.3.8 on FreeBSD_6.1, and on a couple of Linux systems 
(Fedora Core 6).

When I update to Thunderbird 2.0, the delete button and menu function is 
disabled for the account that is on FreeBSD.

When I remain with or downgrade to Thunderbird 1.5, it is fine.

I posted a message to the Thunderbird forums and I'll continue to pursue 
it, perhaps by debugging, etc. 

However, I wanted to ask here to see if anyone might have a clue about 
why this happens.   It's not due to anything theme-orientated, or 
plugins.   (yes, I've done fresh installs in other locations, and get 
the same result).

The client machines are Windows (XP and Vista).

It's been suggested that there may be something different about Cyrus in 
the IMAP command sequence - but that seems very vague.  I don't see why 
it shouldn't just work.  I can try recompiling the FreeBSD port and see 
if that resolves it.  I'm sure my libraries are up-to-date, and 
certainly if there were problems I would have seen it by now with other 

Thank you.

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