Problem with "Mailbox is locked by POP server" and wish.

Thomas Hager duke at
Mon Mar 28 02:55:58 EST 2005

On Fri, 2005-03-25 at 13:52 +0400, Sergey wrote:
> Hello.

> Sometimes I have problems with search of process pop3d which blocks 
> mailbox. There are ways for search of such processes ?
check your syslog, every cyrus process logs the logged in user.
do sth like:

egrep '^.*pop3d.*login: .* <user> .*$' /path/to/your/logfile | tail -1

and replace <user> with the locked mailbox. this should output the last
process handling the mailbox.


Thomas "Duke" Hager                       {duke,hager}
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"Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups."

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