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Re: [FC4] Thunderbird Inbox gone [solved]



On 9/5/05, M. Lewis <_fedoralist_ cajuninc com> wrote:
> M. Lewis wrote:
> > FedoraCore4
> > T'bird version 1.0.6-1.1.fc4 (20050720)
> >
> > I've read numerous other postings about mail disappearing. I've searched
> > the FAQ as well as the forum at the Thunderbird help. I've tried all the
> > steps outlined in the 'mail disappearing' topic on the T'bird forum.
> > Still I have no Inbox.
> >
> > The scenario:
> >
> > Today I needed to reboot my machine to install a new kernel. T'bird was
> > working fine. I had about 70 or so emails in my inbox. Last night I was
> > working on cleaning the inbox up and moving messages out of there.
> >
> > Rebooted machine. Brought up T'bird. Went to the inbox folder and it was
> > empty. Shutdown T'bird, started it again. Inbox is still empty.
> >
> > If I go to my profile/ImapMail/ I cannot find any files or directories
> > called Inbox. It apparently somehow magically was completely deleted.
> >
> > I've sent messages to myself from other accounts. I can not receive mail
> > now. I suspect the reason is the inbox is gone.
> >
> > If I click on another folder in T'bird (other than Inbox) then click on
> > Inbox again, I see in the bottom left of the screen "Opening Folder..."
> > but of course nothing happens.
> >
> > I'm very suspicious of some issue with IMAP, though Dovecot seems to be
> > running fine. I set T'bird to check mail every 1 minute. If I do 'tail
> > -f /var/log/maillog | grep imap' I DO NOT see T'bird logging in every
> > minute. I see it only when I start T'bird.
> >
> > If I send new message to myself, I can see it in /var/spool/mailboxname.
> >
> > 1) Any clues as to why this happened?
> > 2) Any clues how to recover the messages that were in the Inbox?
> > 3) Any clues how to prevent this from happening again? I suspect the
> > answer to this is have very small Inbox. As I stated earlier, I was
> > working on that last night. Guess I didn't get to it quickly enough.
> >
> > I posted this on the Thunderbird help forum and I did get some answers
> > from one fellow. Unfortunately, he was a M$ user and just gave me the
> > standard spiel about things I had already tried.
> >
> > Thanks for any ideas about how to proceed.
> >
> > M
> >
> 
> Good ole Paul had the key:
> 
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=fedora-selinux-list&m=112541415121689&w=2
> 
> This solved the problem of not being able to 'receive' new mail with
> T'bird. Of course it had nothing to do (I don't think) with why T'bird
> deleted my Inbox in the first place.
> 
> Thanks for the suggestions guys.
> 
> Mike
> 
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Just one question: I have the same problem, where do I have to add
this line (allow dovecot_t mail_spool_t:file write;). I'm a newbie
with selinux!

Thanks,
Bart


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