email inaccessible through imap after reading

Michael Menge michael.menge at
Wed May 12 02:57:22 EDT 2010

Quoting Martin Kraus <lists_mk at>:

> On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 06:44:47PM +0200, Michael Menge wrote:
>> If you use the delayed expunge feature of cyrus and the eMail gets
>> deleted it stayes on the filesystem till cyr_expire removes them.
>> See expunge_mode in imapd.conf
> I'm not using expunge mode delayed. Haven't been able to get it to work it
> just segfaults when expunging.
>> I guess Outlook is using POP and deletes the mail after download.
>> Check your logfiles and/or use telemetry log for that user.
> outlook uses imap and I've tried to access that mailbox using mutt both
> through imap and pop3 and I've also tried  squirrelmail.
> The message is there, I can see it on the filesystem but it doesn't show up
> after being read.
> Since I've never had any similar problems with other cyrus servers, I'm
> inclined to say it is something outlook did to that message but I  
> can't figure
> out what. If it deleted that message, it wouldn't be on the filesystem.

did you try an reconstruct on that mailbox?

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