[Dovecot] lock file

Obantec Support support at obantec.net
Thu Aug 18 15:14:33 EEST 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Simon Waters" <simonw at zynet.net>
To: "Obantec Support" <support at obantec.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Dovecot] lock file

> On Thursday 18 Aug 2005 12:19 pm, Obantec Support wrote:
> What is your question?
> Yes it is a lock file, by default (if you must use mbox) Dovecot overrides
> them in 30s I believe.
> Either work out if it is genuine, and delete it if not.
> You only need to use dotlock locking if you are using NFS (or similar),
> using "mbox". Hopefully this only affects a small number of big mail
> and most of them would presumably switch to maildir when deploying dovecot
> over NFS anyway.

not using NFS. my question is what is it, why is it happening and how do i
get my users mbox working again.

as soon as i delete it it comes back with 1B contents 0


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