Re: mailbox integrity
- From: Pawel Salek <pawsa theochem kth se>
- To: balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: mailbox integrity
- Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 11:01:54 +0200
On 2003.08.21 04:27, Willem Riede wrote:
> I have fetchmail getting mail from my ISP, goes to sendmail, then
> procmail, which puts mail in a mailbox file depending on where the
> mail originated.
> Balsa (2.0.13 from rpm advertised on this list) reads those files as
> local mboxes.
> I run Red Hat 9 on a dual athlon system.
> Is it possible that I have locking issues where Balsa and procmail
> accessed a mailbox at the same time and I ended up with lost data?
It is possible if the delivery process does not lock properly the
mailbox. Balsa uses usually double locking: first it creates a lock
file, then it locks also the file with flock() - the latter one works
only on local file systems. I use recipies like below:
and it works just fine.
The other possibility is that the message arrived with damaged MIME
structure. In that case, the mailbox file will be large but balsa will
read only part of the message. Can you check this lead?
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