[Dovecot] Messages not expunged

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Aug 24 21:38:10 EEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 10:48 -0600, Jackie Hunt wrote:
> UofW imap server ran fine, messages gone.  With dovecot I found
> the messages were not being expunged.  The log indicated they
> were, but then said 262 messages existed at the end.  After more
> checking, I found the file system I was using was low on disk
> space (<50M).  As soon as I added more disk space, and reran the
> test with dovecot the messages were indeed expunged.
> Is this normal imap protocol behavior?  I thought I would see
> an error message or something in the dovecot log.  Does dovecot
> duplicate the mailbox before expunge?  There wasn't room on our
> system to do that.

No, there's no duplication and it should have given an error if it
couldn't delete the mails, unless it thought that they already were
expunged. Did you test with mbox or maildir? I'd guess there's some
syncing problem.

Getting an imap process strace of the whole operation could be useful

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