[Dovecot] File isn't in mbox format - error

Hauke Fath hf at spg.tu-darmstadt.de
Fri Oct 22 15:27:38 EEST 2004

Am 19.10.2004 um 9:51 Uhr +0200 schrieb Götz Reinicke:
>But today users told me that there where some problems; e.g. a user 
>tried to delete a message and got this error:
>Oct 19 09:43:13 mail imap(jmeinken): File isn't in mbox format: 
>This didn't happen before; also after the migration.
>My questions:
>- Whats wrong?
>- Why is there the "//"
>a "more Trash" failed.

In what way?

>After deleting this file and "touching" a new one, the user can delete files.

I've seen that twice so far with 0.99.11 / mbox: Windows clients, 
Mozilla 1.7.x, User reports "cannot delet file". In both cases the 
Trash file contained junk chars at the beginning - no conversion 
involved, the accounts were used for months. A 'cat /dev/null >! 
Trash' fixed the problem, fortunately it was only the trash.


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