Recovering deleted mailbox

Sean McBride sean at
Wed Apr 27 22:18:46 UTC 2022

Hi all,

I have a user (coworker) that accidentally deleted a mailbox and all its sub-mailboxes.

I use Maildir format storage.  I have backups.

Is it enough to put the mailbox folder back where it was?  I'm talking about the folder that contains 'cur', 'new', 'tmp', 'dovecot-uidlist', etc.   Or would this desynchronize or otherwise confuse dovecot?  Or is it preferable to use some doveadm command?  Or...?



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