[Dovecot] Mailbox isn't a valid mbox file (dovecot 1.0-0.beta8.2.fc5)

FiL @ Kpoxa FiL at kpoxa.org
Thu Aug 17 19:36:26 EEST 2006

 The error occurs only if the first message in the mailbox has "wrong" 
 From line.
 If the first "From" is fine, then the mailbox is accessible, but the 
messages with
"bad" "From" line are not separated from the previous "good" messages.

 Again, this is something that changed since 0.99.13.


FiL @ Kpoxa wrote:
> Hello,
> I have upgraded my dovecot-0.99.13-3.FC3 to dovecot-1.0-0.beta8.2.fc5
> recently and now am having weird problem.
> If somebody's mailbox has the first line in a form of
>   From "User Name" <user at host.domain.edu>  Thu Oct  7 14:20:00 1999
> instead of
>  From user at host.domain.edu  Thu Oct  7 14:20:00 1999
> then that mailbox couldn't be precessed by dovecot. It wasn't a problem
> with 0.99.13, but it is a problem with 1.0.
> Is there any fix for that on a dovecot's side? I don't like the idea of
> going through all 100Gb of mailboxes and fixing the
> From line.
> Thank you,
> FiL

More information about the dovecot mailing list