folder unreadable

Alain Spineux aspineux at
Wed Dec 12 04:19:38 EST 2007

On Dec 12, 2007 8:50 AM, Maria McKinley <maria at> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am trying to figure out the best way to deal with a single folder in a
> users mailbox that seems to have become corrupted somehow. He is unable
> to access this folder from any mail client, and if I log into cyradm,
> and do lm the folder does not show up. However, if I go to the folder on
> the hard drive, it is definitely there, and I can read the email in the
> folder. Reconstruct does nothing.

First backup its content :-)
Cyrus don't care of the filesystem structure, it look only for folder
named in mailboxes.db.
cyrreconstruct update mailboxes.db reading the filesystem tree.
But cyrreronstruct is a little broken wolking the filesystem tree.

Did you try to reconstruct the folder itself, not from the user's INBOX ?
Did you try to create a folder with the same name at the same place ?
Using your imap client or cyradmin ?

Do the folder show up doing a "ctl_mboxlist -d" ?

> I'm looking for the best way to get
> this folder accessible again. Can I use cyradm somehow to re-import it?
> Or is there a way to bundle the folder on the server and import it
> through a mail client to a new folder? Any advice would be appreciated.
> thanks,
> maria
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Alain Spineux
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