After being moved, messages remain in both folders on the server
boutilpj at ednet.ns.ca
Fri Mar 30 19:12:34 EDT 2012
On 03/30/2012 04:53 PM, Eric Luyten wrote:
> On Fri, March 30, 2012 12:26 pm, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>> On Thu, 2012-03-29 at 12:12 -0400, Mikhail T. wrote:
>>> I just noticed, that, when I move a message from INBOX to a folder in
>>> Thunderbird (via IMAP), the file on the server sometimes remains in
>>> both directories: /var/spool/imap/user/mi/message.
>>> and /var/spool/imap/user/mi/folder/message.
>>> The copies are a hardlink, so little space is wasted, but I'm
>>> concerned about the toplevel (INBOX) directory having too many entries... I
>>> thought, this is related to the folder (not) being immediately "compacted",
>>> but even when I explicitly request a compacting (in Thunderbird), the
>>> strangeness remains. Right now out of the 35170 messages in my INBOX, 1219
>>> are hardlinked to other folders... Is this normal? I'm using Cyrus imapd
>>> 2.4.11 on FreeBSD. Please,
>>> advise. Thanks!
>> If Delayed Expunge is enabled, then it is normal. Delayed expunge makes
>> restore of lost messages easier, is a handy means of 'data retention', and
>> helps to avoid I/O-explosions. If Delayed Expunge isn't enabled - then this
>> seems odd.
> We do not have delayed expunge enabled on our 2.3.16 server and occasionally
> come across multiple-linked message files.
> I haven't been able to trace this back to one or another IMAP client, though.
> Eric Luyten, COmputing Centre VUB/ULB.
Is it possible this is singleinstancestore at work at the mails that
stay behind are linked back to another user's mailbox?
> Cyrus Home Page: http://www.cyrusimap.org/
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