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Re: IMAP (Netscape?) hiccups in Woody

Well, this is bizarre:

# ls -l /var/spool/  
total 20
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            7 May  5 09:59 mail -> ../mail

# ls -l /var/      
total 72
drwxrwsr-x    2 root     mail         4096 Jul 14 18:04 mail

What created this symlink? I didn't.

I have quite a lot of messages like this in the mail log:

Jul 10 09:30:39 psanchez-1 imapd[16264]: Killed (lost mailbox lock)
user=psanchez host=psanchez-1 []

I will get rid of the symlink and test to see if that makes the
difference. I'll let you know.

Thank you,


> Hello,
> I upgraded from Potato to Woody and now I'm experiencing problems (non
> fatal fortunately) with the IMAP server when using the Netscape mail
> client:
>> 1. 9 out of 10 times, when I try to delete a message from the INBOX I
>> get an error window saying something like "IMAP message copy failed." I
>> close the error window and then retry the delete operation again and it
>> works well. So, at the end, I need to click twice on the "delete" icon
>> to get the thing done.
>> 2. 6 out of 10 times, when I click on a message to read it I get a blank
>> screen in the "viewing" section of Netscape and I get the message
>> "Document: Done" in the status bar at the bottom. I have to click on
>> some other message (viewing always works at this point) and then click
>> back on the original message; then I can read it.
>> I'm using IMAP version 4.7c-1 and netscape 4.73 running on a Woody box.
>> Any ideas?
>I've got to admit this is a new one for me.  Not an awful lot has changedetween the ptato
>and woody version.  
>What are the permissions on your mail folder?  Do you see any error
>messages in /var/log/mail.log?
>Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>

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