Delayed delete, restoring deleted mailboxes

Joseph Brennan brennan at
Tue Mar 17 09:05:43 EDT 2009

--On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 7:57 -0400 Adam Tauno Williams 
<awilliam at> wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 13:26 +0200, Leena Heino wrote:
>> What is the recommended process to restore deleted messages or mailboxes
>> when delayed delete is in use?
> Use the unexpunge command;  the man page isn't bad, and I have examples
> and some notes in the Cyrus chapter of WMOGAG
> <>.

Unexpunge for messages.

For entire mailboxes, use rename.  You can find the name by doing a
"lm *string*" in cyradm.  It will start "DELETED." and end with an
extra string.

Joseph Brennan
Lead Email Systems Engineer
Columbia University Information Technology

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