[Dovecot] Problems with (probably) Dovecot

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Wed Apr 11 22:28:36 EEST 2007

Ejay Hire spake the following on 4/11/2007 10:01 AM:
> Hi Frank.
> What I think Timo is trying to say is... The issue is most likely that
> the system has "overflowed" the Message uid's.  This means that the
> message id (a number) has grown too large to fit within the size
> allocated for it in v 0.99.  This can happen in an older system that has
> been in use for a long time.  Message UIDL's are handled differently in
> the current RC's, and Upgrading should fix it.
> Upgrading isn't terribly difficult.  The only catch is that in the new
> config file, you have to tell it what format you want to use for the
> UIDLs.  The documentation makes a suggestion,    
> pop3_uidl_format = %08Xu%08Xv
>  and it works for us.
> Hope that helps.
Is that the uidl format from a stock .99 era setup?

Where can you look to make sure before an upgrade?

I am facing an upgrade from .99 in CentOS 4 to 1.0 when it is released and I
want to make sure. Is it in the actual mbox, or in the indexes?

I have to say, that even 0.99 just blows away wuimap. I can't wait to upgrade.


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