Corrupt MBOX

Derek Ragona derek at
Sat Jul 22 13:35:11 UTC 2006

Install pine and try reading it using pine.


At 07:43 AM 7/22/2006, Gerard Seibert wrote:
>For whatever reason, once the size of any MBOX in /var/mail exceeds
>approximately 30M it becomes corrupt. Qpopper refuses to deliver the
>mail. Attempting to open the MBOX with pico causes a warning about 'file
>with long line' being issued.
>I have both postfix and procmail installed. I am fetching the mail from
>remote sites via fetchmail. I have tries removing both fetchmail and
>procmail and having the mail delivered directly to my server, but the
>problem still exists. The situation was the same when I was using
>sendmail as opposed to postfix.
>I have other files on the drive that exceed this size and they are not
>corrupted. Is there some setting in FBSD that I should be tweaking? This
>has really got me stumped.
>Gerard Seibert
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