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Re: ALL my email vanished

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 04:56:09PM -0700, Nate Duehr wrote:
> Clive Menzies wrote:
> >On (01/12/05 18:21), Hendrik Boom wrote:
> >>On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 10:55:10AM -0500, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> >>>Last nighe all my email in /var/spool/mail/hendrik vanished
> >>>without a trace.  Some new mail has appeared since the vanishing.
> >>>Everyone else's email in intact.
> >>>
> >>I don't mean I sent a message and it disappeared.
> >>I mean all my email in /var/spool/mail/hendrik
> >>vanished.
> >
> >Have you looked in /var/mail? 
> >
> >Although they aren't linked, both /var/spool/mail and /var/mail contain
> >the mail here.
> Also did you fire up any software that copied it into a 
> /home/<user>/mail or /home/<user>/Mail or /home/<user>/Maildir directory?
> (Like when you exit mutt -- would you like to move your messages to ____?)

That's the first place I looked.  That's where I found all the mail from
before November, but not the November mail.  Thank god I accidentally
let it move my messages to mbox by accident at the start of November,
or I might have lost a lot more.

-- hendrik

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