Reconstructing A Single Mailbox

Dave McMurtrie dgm+ at
Fri Feb 6 11:15:23 EST 2004

On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Robert Covell wrote:

> We have a client that deleted all their emails for about 10 employees
> (through an automated process).  We have backups of their mail and are
> trying to use reconstruct to get their email back to them.  When we do a
> reconstruct on one of their boxes it does nothing (that we can see):
> %./reconstruct user.the-user
> user.the-user
> %
> What is the best way to accomplish this?

Using imap protocol (i.e. cyradm), create any mailboxes that were deleted.
After you create the mailboxes you can restore the mail to the filesystem,
then reconstruct the mailboxes.  All should be well.  We do this as a
matter of routine.


Dave McMurtrie, Systems Programmer
University of Pittsburgh
Computing Services and Systems Development,
Development Services -- UNIX and VMS Services
717P Cathedral of Learning


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