Mail Spool Problems / IMAP

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Apr 8 19:34:12 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 11:42:41AM -0700, Chris Maness wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Apr 2008, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> >On Apr 8, 2008, at 10:50 AM, Chris Maness wrote:
> >>How is this header look?  I am not quite sure of what I am looking for.
> >
> >That seems to be fine.  If it was corrupted, you'd see a line or a few 
> >lines of obvious binary garbage...
> >
> >-- 
> >-Chuck
> >
> It does seem like something something is corrupt.  What can I do to reset 
> everything and restore everything so that thunderbird can read my inbox 
> again.  I have contempalted deleting the user, but I'm not sure if that 
> will delete what ever is corrupted.

Very often it is only one character out of place.   Each header should 
start with  'From' in the beginning of a line - eg as the first 
character of the file or the first character after a newline-whitespace

It looks like you have some Greater-Thans ('>')  stuck in there.
Try taking those away from in front of the initial From.


>From MAILER-DAEMON Tue Apr  8 10:49:02 2008
Date: 08 Apr 2008 10:49:02 -0700
From: Mail System Internal Data <MAILER-DAEMON at>
Message-ID: <1207676942 at>
X-IMAP: 1207676934 4064487180 NonJunk $Forwarded Junk
Status: RO

This text is part of the internal format of your mail folder, and is not 
a real message.  It is created automatically by the mail system software.
If deleted, important folder data will be lost, and it will be re-created   
with the data reset to initial values.

>From webuser at Sat Apr  5 12:04:18 2008
Return-Path: <webuser at>
Received: from ( [])
        by (8.14.2/8.14.2) with ESMTP id m35J41m2056801
        for <kq6up at>; Sat, 5 Apr 2008 12:04:18 -0700 (PDT)
        (envelope-from webuser at
etc, etc

> Thanks,
> Chirs Maness
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