Corrupted mail account

Jason Dixon jason.dixon at
Mon Oct 3 13:49:34 EDT 2005

On Oct 3, 2005, at 11:55 AM, brad wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 11:25 -0400, Jason Dixon wrote:
>> 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?
> The mailboxes.db file holds the information about all users'  
> mailboxes.
> You will need to use ctl_mboxlist to dump the contents of mailboxes.db
> to a text file.  Then you can edit the text file removing the unwanted
> fodlers and reload it to mailboxes.db with ctl_mboxlist.  Make sure  
> you
> move the original (back it up first) mailboxes.db out of the way  
> before
> re-loading your text file or it will just add to the mailboxes.db.
> Hope that helps,

Sure does, thank you very much!

Jason Dixon
Manager, IT Services
Raba Technologies

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