It's been a long time since I've used dovecote. Currently using cyrus-imap and
I have not seen that kind of error. Right now, I'm seriously thinking about
Be that as I may. If I remember correctly. You will have to go to your mail
cache which should be somewhere in /var/mail (could be wrong about the exact
location) and go through a process of elimination.
1) shut down your MTA (etc, sendmail, postfix, etc.).
2) Shutdown your imap server.
3) Make a backup copy of your mail cache
4) Delete the email that is causing you the grief (be mindful of the first
message that says don't delete me. And be mindful of the seperator between
5) a) Restart your imap server and mta
b) If that didn't fix the server go through steps 1 -5a again only delete
a different email or section of emails.
c) If you've only deleted 1 email then thats that. If you've deleted
a section of emails, you will need to restore the backup, and go
through steps 1- 5a making the section you delete smaller and smaller
until you eliminate the email causing you the trouble.
I wish there was an easier way to do that, but I couldn't find any
On Saturday 13 March 2010 16:08:57 Timothy Murphy wrote:
I am running KMail on my laptop
to access a dovecot/IMAP server on my desktop.
KMail works fine most of the time,
except that there are a couple of "sick" messages
which I can't get rid of.
As soon as I click on them KMail crashes.
I've been waiting for this KMail bug to be solved,
but that doesn't seem to be coming very soon
(I've submitted a bugzilla, as have many others).
I'm wondering now if there is a simple way
of dealing with the symptom,
by getting rid of these bad messages.
I've seen a suggestion that the problem is due to
some corruption of a dovecot/KMail cache,
but I'm not sure what that refers to.
If any KMail/kdepim expert has a solution
I should be very grateful.
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