Should one prevent reconnection before expunge?

Jack Cecil postman at
Sat Aug 20 22:34:46 UTC 2022

On Fri, 12 Aug 2022, Jack Cecil wrote:

> could you help me understand the 'doveadm expunge' feature better?
> If a Maildir has 20 thousand messages and user is reading it over IMAP 
> I have a suspicion it is not a good idea to be rewriting the dovecot 
> index and cache at the same time.
> Should I temporarily prevent login (e.g. with passwd-file deny) and 
> then kick them before the expunge?

Hi. Could someone please drop me a hint? I have 309 users that will be 
very angry with me if their Thunderbirds start displaying 0 messages :(


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