[Dovecot] Re: corrupt attachments

Ellen Clary ellen at dgi.com
Wed Dec 7 19:22:32 EET 2005

The order appears to be very important, as we were having mailbox 
corruption problems.
When I switched our dovecot.conf file locking style and order to match 
"procmail -v" things got a lot better.  Unfortunately, Netscape and 
Thunderbird still get confused from time to time and we have to remove 
the user's INBOX.msf and have the mailer make a new one.

One fix was to move Netscape Junk mail folder to the local disk, but 
that probably doesn't apply in your case.

While I love how easy Dovecot is to set up and manage, I find that it's 
much picker and touchier than UW imap.  (Not that I miss the "Do Not 
Delete This Message" hack).

Ellen Clary
Senior System Administrator
Dynamic Graphics

Curtis Maloney wrote:

> Just to check:
> it sounds like you're both using mbox format... have you verified that 
> Dovecot, your LDA, and anything else accessing the mailboxes is using 
> exactly the same locking, _in the same order_ ?
> -- 
> Curtis Maloney
> cmaloney at cardgate.net

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