Mail Spool Problems / IMAP

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Apr 8 16:36:17 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 05:49:16PM -0700, Chris Maness wrote:

> >Hi, Chris--
> >
> >On Apr 7, 2008, at 8:52 AM, Chris Maness wrote:
> >>I am having trouble with my imap account on my FreeBSD box.  I am using 
> >>WU-IMAP, and thuderbird.  I have been using this combo for years, and not 
> >>had any issues.  Now, my thuderbird is not displaying messages in the 
> >>inbox.  I can see them with pine, but not with IMAP clients. 
> >>(squirrelmail, thunderbird).  Pine complains about sequence error when I 
> >>send a message. I was able to get it to work for a bit by deleteing the 
> >>mbox file in my home directory, but now it is not working again.  IS 
> >>there a database or something somewhere that needs to be rebult?
> >
> >Can you double-check your mbox file?
> >
> >With the most recent 2007 version of UW-IMAP, I've seen intermittent 
> >corruption of the first line of a mbox file (ie, the "From foo" header) 
> >which causes the mbox to be unreadable by most clients until it is fixed 
> >by hand. It seems to be correlated with simultaneous write access by 
> >people who have a normal MUA and a second device like a smartphone 
> >(iPhone/Treo/BB).
> >
> >I've seen just over a half-dozen of these since Jan...
> >
> >-- 
> >-Vhuvk
> >
> Thanks,
> How do I check it?  Should I use another IMAP server?

The best way is to look at the file with an editor such as vi.


> Chris Maness
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