IMAP error reported by server. Invalid body section.

Dave McMurtrie dave64 at
Fri Jun 22 18:31:49 EDT 2012

On Jun 22, 2012, at 5:10 PM, Simon Matter <simon.matter at> wrote:

>> On 06/22/2012 09:43 AM, Dave McMurtrie wrote:
>>> On 06/22/2012 06:35 AM, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 2012-06-21 at 13:07 -0300, Rodrigo Abantes Antunes wrote:
>>>>> The source from horde3 is exactly the same as horde4
>>>> That is expected.  It isn't the message but the interpretation of the
>>>> message.  These evil messages contain many named parts separated by a
>>>> boundry (the boundry value is declared in the header of the message).
>>>> Then parts of a message can refer to other parts of the message.  So
>>>> either H4 can't correctly [or incorrectly!] parse the message into
>>>> parts
>>>> by boundry or one part references another part that isn't found.
>>>> It would be useful to ask this question on the Horde / IMP mail list.
>>> I think this originated as a bug report to Horde and they think it's the
>>> IMAP server's fault.
>>> Rodrigo, can you forward the message to me?
>> Hi.  Rodrigo sent me the message.  I wanted to confirm that the MIME
>> structure was correct so I used munpack which was able to successfully
>> unpack all the message parts.  This isn't a guarantee that the MIME
>> structure is correct, but at the very least I can't definitely say the
>> message is malformed.
>> I then imported the message into my mailstore.  reconstruct was not
>> pleased with it from the start:
>> Jun 22 15:29:48 cyrusbe-d04 reconstruct[28021]: ERROR: message has more
>> than 1000 header lines, not caching any more
> I did the same test on my box and reconstruct worked fine and I can view
> the message with Squirrelmail and Thunderbird without any problems.
> What's your version of cyrus-imapd you tested with? I have tested with a
> 2.4.16 server.

Interesting.  The server I'm testing on isn't a released version, but rather a snapshot build from the caldav-2.4 Git branch.  It should be fairly close to 2.4.16.  Can you grab telemetry and see what Squirrelmail/tbird is requesting?

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