Craig Ringer craig at
Mon Nov 10 20:05:44 EST 2003

> How can I fix this? Hardware is ok, this is just I think a database problem
> of cyrus. Has anybody an idea how to get back to normal with keeping all my
> emails?

While I don't think I can help you, not knowing too much about the 
innards of Cyrus or problems with it, I can suggest a bit more 
information you could provide to make your question easier to answer.

In particular, if you could post your operating system, OS version, 
Cyrus version, and Sendmail version that could be helpful to someone 
trying to answer.

It'd also be useful to know what mail client you use.

You might want to have a look in /var/spool/imap/user/$USERNAME and see 
how many messages are /really/ in the database. Don't change anything 
there, as it's all indexed carefully, but it's quite safe to look. 
Perhaps horde is right?

If you're game, running an strace on imapd as it accepts the connection 
could also be helpful for telling you what's going on. If you're on *BSD 
I think it's called ptrace. It'll be very verbose, but if you redirect 
the output to a file and look over it later it can tell you a lot about 
what the program did just before dying.

Craig Ringer

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