Messages become Directories?

Ken Murchison ken at
Tue Aug 31 15:10:38 EDT 2004

Shelley Waltz wrote:

> I recently had something very strange happen to a user's mailbox.
> This is cyrus-2.2.3 on RH EL3.  When examining a user's cyrus
> directory, it appeared that directories existed(empty) which had
> filenames of message files.
> For instance directories existed like
> drw------- cyrus mail	48.
> I could not reconstruct the mailbox since the directory was empty and
> did not contain the necessary information.  I have seen this once before
> on my old cyrus-1.6.24 setup.  It appears that directories with names
> like message files were created somehow?  I removed the directories and
> could then reconstruct the mailbox.  Has anyone seen this behavior and
> have information on how this may happen?

Never seen it, no idea how it might happen.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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716-662-8973 x26      Orchard Park, NY 14127
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