[Dovecot] invalid mbox files

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Dec 31 16:24:52 EET 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-30 at 17:50 -0700, Harout S. Hedeshian wrote:
> I recently upgraded from dovecot 0.9x to 1.0.5-Aplha and now when ever folders are opened (in IMAP), it keeps saying invalid mbox files. It worked fine in 0.99.x. It is detecting the right mbox files because it lists the folders and the subscriptions correctly. I am using  "default_mail_env = mbox:~/mail/:INBOX=/var/mail/%u" in the config file, but I get the same error with "Detect automatically". It generates nothing in the log files so I am lost!! I tried both outlook and thunderbird but same results.

Invalid mbox file error comes only if the first line of the mbox file
isn't valid. What does it look like? It should be something like:

From someone at somewhere  Wed Jan  5 09:03:48 2005

0.99.x Dovecot didn't accept broken From-lines either, but it might have
had slightly different logic in checking what's valid and what's not.

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