Re: ALL my email vanished
On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 10:27:14PM -0500, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> 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.
That other problem you mentioned in your original post makes me think
there might be a problem with the filesystem/harddisk -- in which case
those files could be lost forever, unless you have a recent backup...
Have you run a filesystem check? Any other files missing?