As of a few weeks ago, I was still having the problem I mentioned in
Still Love and Hate Mail. I had found that if I remembered
to Go Offline, then Go Online again, all was well. If not, the Mail client
and the IMAP server got confused about what my Inbox looked like. Clearly,
the mailbox state wasn’t being updated until I disconnected.
I religiously read the Apple discussion groups (for example,
this thread). And found the solution.
As I posted in the above-mentioned thread
RE: IMAP deleted mail won’t stay deleted…
Posted: Sep 12, 2006 9:39 AM
> The following is an example of such a thread, and it
> contains a more extensive discussion of what the
> issue really is and why manually taking the account
> offline/online might work:
I looked at this before, but I looked at it again and here is what I did.
This may be something you can try. I am trying it. So far, so good.
You need to change your INBOX to .mbx format. (See
wherein we read,
If you create an mbx-format INBOX, by creating “#driver.mbx/INBOX” (note that
“INBOX” must be all uppercase), then subsequent access to INBOX by any c-client
based application will use the mbx-format INBOX. Any mail delivered to the
traditional format mailbox in the spool directory (e.g. /var/spool/mail/$USER)
will automatically be copied into the mbx-format INBOX and the spool
directory copy removed.
Okay, cool How to create the INBOX. Conntect to your IMAP server using a
telnet client and then issue the commands needed to create it. I saved my
Inbox contents first, but this actually should not touch the spoolfile mailbox
(On a UNIX system, this is something like /var/mail/fred for me and is in
UNIX mailbox format.)
So, in terminal I did this (this is exactly what I typed except I typed in my
real incomingmailserver name and my real password):
In my blog
Time to try SightSpeed, I wrote, “When Skype comes out with
video conferencing for Mac, I’ll try that also.”
There is a Beta (test) version of Skype for Mac with video
conferencing. I need (okay, want) people to test it with.
My Skype id is fmavolio.
I’m still happy and willing to talk via SightSpeed, as I mention in the above
cited blog entry. My SightSpeed id is email@example.com. If you try
either one and I do not respond, please leave a message or send me email.
Strange problem. I can smb-mount—via Finder— “shares” on MS Windows
systems on my network as well as my older Linux system. But, when I try mount a share
on on a newer server with Samba version 3, no joy. It hangs.
On the server, I see this:
“api_pipe_bind_req: unable to unmarshall RPC_HDR_RB struct.” Searches of the net
not turned up a solution, except for upgrading Samba on the server. My wife has
no problem in samba-mounting shares on the Linux server to her Window XP
Putting off upgrading the Linux server (yum does no report any “official”
Redhat package updates), I am NFS-mounting folders when I need them (backing up
my Powerbook to my Linux server, for example).
I found that the problem in in mounting from Finder. I can issue a command
from the command line, such as:
My cabling is a mess. I admit it. When at home, I use my PowerBook connected to a large monitor
with the PowerBook screen as the secondary screen.
You can see the cabling, here.
The real problem for me is not plugging in seven (7) cables. The cables are, by the way
Firewire for iSight
USB for keyboard and mouse
Other USB (camera, Palm computer, etc.)
miniDVI for CRT
Half the time when I fiddle with UCB cables, I bump the DVI which rests the video and I need
to put it back in and “Detect Displays” again. The miniDVI really pulls out easily.
The only solution I have found is
this one by BookEndz. It would certainly be better if I did not have
the PowerBook on that little shelf (given where the ports are and where the docking
station would end up). I wonder if I would still have the miniDVI falling out of the back of