Resetting timestamps on mailfolders

Anthony Chavez acc at
Thu Jun 24 13:04:37 EDT 2004

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On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 11:51:52 -0400 Christopher Schanzle <cyrus at> wrote:
> Do you have the original files?  Why not do a "cp -p" again?  Better
> yet, "touch -r oldfile newfile".  If you want to check if users
> deleted some of these old messages, just do each file individually and
> check if the destination exists.  I don't think you will need to
> reconstruct if you don't add any new files.  Then again, for timestamp
> updates, you might (I don't know where Received times are retrieved
> from).

Welcome to my pain.

That was our first course of action.  But when combing trough our
archives, we descovered that the last *2* months of backups overflowed.
Most everything on the server was backed up except---you guessed
it---email.  So we're stuck. :-(

That reminds me.  We also lost the flags somehow.  I'm not sure how this
happened---my colleague was in charge of the cp process.  Is there any
way to recover that information from the individual files as well?

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