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Old 03-07-2005, 07:23 AM   #1
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Email Server: Cyrus IMAP problems

Hi, I'm relatively new to linux (been using it for under a year now). I'm trying to setup an email server on a machine that has been designated as a server, which will collect all the emails from various email address into one place. The setup is as follows

On a Slackware 10.0 distribution
FreePOPs->fetchmail->postfix->procmail->cyrus IMAP

My problem is that when I first tried to download my emails it worked (I'm using fetchmail with the -k -a flags), but when I delete them off my home server and tried to redownload them only two messages appeared in the inbox and non of the others. The messages that were downloaded (and keeps getting downloaded when I repeat the process) are the hotmail newsletters (which on my server seems to have undisclosed-recipients in it's To box). The only time that any new mail gets download is when new mail appears in my inbox on the external server (and then only the one time) I have tried to set the mail on the external server as unread.

I know that it is getting to procmail since I wrote a recipe that copied the mail to a file outside of the IMAP server.

I have tried this with a POP/IMAP external server with the one message on it and the same thing happens.

All this leads me to conclude that there is a problem with Cyrus, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 03-07-2005, 08:53 AM   #2
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Well, it appears that I have managed to fix my own problem.

What was happening was that Cyrus IMAP was rejecting any mail that was a duplicate (though I'm not sure why it was letting some of the mail through), this can be turned off within the imapd.conf file by adding

duplicatesuppression: 0
where it is usually defaulted to 1.


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