Can't delete cyrus mailbox?

Leon Kolchinsky leonk at
Wed Nov 28 02:18:28 EST 2007

Hello All,

I've moved my old mail server to a new hardware and everything is working
fine. Although I found some redundant mail accounts and deleted some of

The problem is that I'm not able to delete cyrus mailbox this way:

# cyradm --user cyrus --server localhost --auth plain
IMAP Password:
localhost> lam user/cyrus
cyrus lrswipcda
localhost> lm user/cyrus
user/cyrus (\HasNoChildren)
localhost> dm user/cyrus
deletemailbox: Operation is not supported on mailbox

Any help please?

I'm running -
name       : Cyrus IMAPD
version    : v2.2.13-Gentoo 2006/03/30 16:00:03
vendor     : Project Cyrus
os         : Linux
os-version : 2.6.22-gentoo-r5
environment: Built w/Cyrus SASL 2.1.22
             Running w/Cyrus SASL 2.1.22
             Built w/Sleepycat Software: Berkeley DB 4.3.29: (September  6,
             Running w/Sleepycat Software: Berkeley DB 4.3.29: (September
6, 2005)
             Built w/OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007
             Running w/OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007
             CMU Sieve 2.2
             TCP Wrappers
             mmap = shared
             lock = fcntl
             nonblock = fcntl
             idle = idled

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