Unable to delete mailbox
ken at oceana.com
Thu Jul 17 08:38:07 EDT 2003
Jim Norton wrote:
> Hello folks:
> I did something stupid. I am runing Cyrus Imap 2.2.0 Alpha.
> One day I decided it was time to remove a mailbox because a
> user wanted a different email name.
> So I delete the name and password information from the sasl2 database
> and then when into the /var/spool/imap/user and deleted the users
All admin shouldbe done via the IMAP protocol (eg, cyradm). Never
remove files/directories by hand unless it is *absolutely* necessary.
> Now when I telnet to my imap port and log in as the administrator and
> try to do a " . delete user.mailboxname " I get an error:
> . NO System I/O Error
> When people send email to this user now, Postfix just fallsback to delivering
> it to Cyrus where it goes into a black hole. Problem is that the sender
> doesn't get a bounce email back.
> So anybody know how I can go about getting Cyrus to forget about that mailboxname?
Recreate the directory for the mailbox, and then retry the DELETE. You
*may* have to run reconstruct on the mailbox first.
Kenneth Murchison Oceana Matrix Ltd.
Software Engineer 21 Princeton Place
716-662-8973 x26 Orchard Park, NY 14127
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