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Re: merged messages mystery

On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 12:22:35PM +0200, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:
> > Some users of our network (a Debian unstable mail server with postfix,
> > procmail, uw-imap, uw-ipop3d and Oulook Express clients) report
> > instances of merged e-mail messages: two separate messages become one
> > with merged headers and loss of one of the messages' body.
> I'm quite certain it is a bug in how procmail deals with mboxes.
> I used to suffer from this on a regular basis until I switched all
> my mail over to maildirs.

This is not a generic procmail bug. The symptoms will normally be seen
if there is a locking problem. E.g., you're delivering over a
misconfigured nfs mount, you're using a tool that doesn't understand the
local locking conventions (<cough>pine</cough>), etc.

Mike Stone

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