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RE: Mailbox problem... messgae too large

Thanks Brian.

This works fine for all other accounts except the one in question.
I have no doubt I will need a linux solution in the future.

The session looks like this

mserver:~# telnet localhost 110
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
+OK POP3 localhost v7.59 server ready
+OK User name accepted, password please

(comment:  there is a pause here of approx 30 seconds)

-ERR Can't get lock.  Mailbox in use

Connection closed by foreign host.

I solved the problem by another roundabout method....

Create dummy account on server
Copy file to dummy account (in this case it was mailman)
Go to Windows machine
Log in using imap and move all OTHER messages to local mailbox on windows
Delete mailbox from server
Log in using imap and move messages back.
Copy dummy mailbox to real mailbox
Get client to receive mail.

After the telnet session... what's the command to leave pop3 ?



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Schmidt [mailto:lists@brianman.dk] 
Sent: Thursday, 29 January 2004 12:40 PM
To: Ian Perry
Cc: Debian Users
Subject: Re: Mailbox problem... messgae too large

Ian Perry wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a mailbox here where someone sent a 141MB (yep.. 141 meg) message
> it, and now we cannot delete that message.
> Mail(x) responds with,
> fseek: Invalid argument
> panic: temporary file seek
> Segmentation fault
> client email programs time out.
> Other than deleting the entire mailbox, does anyone know of an easy way of
> getting rid of that one message from the server ?
> Any ideas would be helpful as there are other mails in the box which we
> don't really want to lose.
> Thanks
> Ian

telnet host.of.the.pop.server 110
+OK POP3 server ready
user username
+OK Please send PASS
pass password
+OK User mailbox has 8 messages (245793 octets)
+OK 8 messages (245793 octets)
1 18696
2 95954
3 1187
4 34837
5 1131
6 30235
7 31968
8 31785
dele 8
+OK message 8 deleted.


Brian Schmidt

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