Sarah Walters s.walters at
Wed Sep 20 19:58:15 EDT 2006


> I need to reconstruct everyone mailbox.  But should I need to take  
> the mail server down?
> or just have people close email and still allow incoming messages?

Just queue the mail on your MTA (sendmail, postfix, exim, qmail,
esoteric-server-of-your-choice). If they're not accessing the mail, it
doesn't need to be delivered to their mailboxes anyway. So in short,
yes, take it down. But leave your MTA up to accept mail. If you're using
the patches to Cyrus to do recipient checking this will probably break
though, so you might need to temporarily disable those checks and just
accept all mail addressed to your domain whether the account exists or

Sarah Walters

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