Messages become Directories?

Shelley Waltz shwaltz at
Tue Aug 31 13:47:16 EDT 2004

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?

Shelley Waltz

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