postfix / procmail question

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by wr19026, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    I posted this in the general linux forum as well but maybe this is a more appropriate place to ask...

    I have an Ubuntu 6.06 server with ISPConfig.

    Today one of the harddisks started giving some problems so I had to reboot the server a few times.

    When I look in /var/mail, there are mails from earlier today that have not been delivered to the intended recipients. New mails do arrive as expected.

    What can I do to trigger the correct delivery of the mails stuck in /var/mail/web(x)_user1 to /var/www/web(x)/user/web(x)_user1/Maildir/

    Thanks in advance.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    The problem is that the Maildirs already exist; won't using mb2md overwrite the existing Maildir?

    Edit: It worked and here's how I did it:
    - used a fake account with no mail to import to (mb2md -s /var/mail/web[x]_[user] -d /var/www/web4/user/web[x]_postmaster/Maildir
    - used mailclient to move the messages to the correct Maildirs

    Question remains though: what would happen if I could not do that - would I have to import them to something like postmaster and do a forward from there?
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2006
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Forwarding doesn't work because no mailserver is involved when mb2md is called. mb2md write directly to the files.

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