[Dovecot] Reconstruct a corrupted mailbox

Fatou Ndiaye fatou.ndiaye at sentoo.sn
Thu Sep 7 21:16:02 EEST 2006

We're talkink about "corrupted Mailbox" because when we try to acceed via
webmail we have this message:
ERREUR : Impossible d'achever la requête.
Requête : SELECT "INBOX"
Raison invoquée : Internal error occurred. Refer to server log for more
We had the same problem when we were using cyrus but after doing
.../cyrus-imapd/reconstruct it works well. 

-----Message d'origine-----
De : dovecot-bounces at dovecot.org [mailto:dovecot-bounces at dovecot.org] De la
part de Timo Sirainen
Envoyé : jeudi 7 septembre 2006 17:45
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Objet : Re: [Dovecot] Reconstruct a corrupted mailbox

On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 17:28 +0000, Fatou Ndiaye wrote:
> Hi all,
> How can we reconstruct a corrupted mailbox with dovecot ?

What is a "corrupted mailbox"? There's no such thing really with mbox or
maildir. Except if mbox doesn't begin with a valid From-line, then it's
treated as not a valid mbox..

Dovecot's index files might get corrupted, but normally they're fixed
automatically. If not, just delete them and they get rebuilt.

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