Nasty replication bug

David Carter dpc22 at
Tue Mar 25 07:58:32 EDT 2008

The following is missing from the replication code in 2.3.X:

If debris is left in /var/spool/imap/sync. because sync_server died 
without a clean shutdown, then a future sync_server run can trample over 
messages in the replica mailstore. This is actually a repeat of a bug that 
Bron found a year or so back. We switched from using sync_message_open() 
to sync_getsimple() in the intervening time.

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