Curious behaviour after deleting a mailbox

Stefan Jurisch s.jurisch at
Tue Apr 19 04:57:56 EDT 2011


I'm just examining a curious problem on an Open-Xchange ASE server. I
have removed a user and so his mailbox, too. After that, all data has
been gone, including the data directory. So far, so good...

But the problem is: using 'lm' within cyradm still shows a rest of the
mailbox: user/tanja.heinrich/Trash at ...
But trying to delete this ends up in a System I/O error because there
ist no more user subdirectory in the spool. 'ctl_mboxlist' also shows
this single entry.

Neither a reconstruct or a database recovery did remove that stuff.

Now my question: how can I remove this rest of that mailbox so I can
create this user completely new? That curious mailbox rest prevents the
correct new creation of a fully functional mailbox, I guess.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards

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