[Dovecot] messages_count too large errors (1.0RC5)
jeff at atlassian.com
Wed Aug 9 09:24:22 EEST 2006
Just today, Thunderbird started throwing errors when accessing a particular
mail folder. Looking in the logs showed this:
dovecot: Aug 09 15:36:31 Error: IMAP(nmenere): Corrupted index file /imap/mailboxes/nmenere/shared-settings/jira-support/index/.INBOX.Triaged/dovecot.index: messages_count too large (51 > 39)
This is a new user's first attempt to access a shared jira-support/
folder, so there is no chance of their index files being corrupt.
Deleting the dovecot* files didn't help. Neither did 'cp -rp
.INBOX.Triaged .INBOX._Triaged' and then subscribing to the new folder.
In fact, the problem seems to be with the files in cur/. There are 51 in total,
and 39 of them have an 'i' flag:
Loading the maildir in mutt and re-saving them all to a clean maildir
fixes the problem, by resetting the flags.
Going through the logs, I see other users hitting this problem with other
Anyone know what 'i' means? I guess it's a dovecot extension?
I should mention that this happened a few months ago too, with 1.0b8 (I
This is all running on a linux box, mail delivered with procmail, no
Anyone seen this before?
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