Corrupted mail account

Jason Dixon jason.dixon at
Mon Oct 3 11:25:56 EDT 2005

We're running the default Cyrus IMAP server on an Apple Xserve  
(10.3.9).  One of our users corrupted two of their IMAP folders by  
attempting to move it to a new location, then back, apparently before  
the copy was complete.  Now, instead of something like this:


They now have this:


Where neither "Bar" folders are readable by the client.  At this  
point, I just want to delete them both and allow the user to recreate  
their IMAP structure and upload (they POP'd all their mail to local  
storage).  Unfortunately, when I delete their folders and do a  
reconstruct as the cyrus user, it recreates the broken structure.  I  
don't know much about Cyrus, but I'm guessing there's a master copy  
of this information stored in db.  How can I blow away this user's  
mail store and rebuild?


Jason Dixon
Manager, IT Services
Raba Technologies

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