Re: [Evolution] inbox_problem

Use formail (comes with procmail) to split the inbox into separate
messages, then cat the output together into a new mbox file. You might
get some damaged messages but they were damaged already. The undamaged
ones should be readable. The formail man page has this example:

        formail -ds <old_mailbox >>new_mailbox


On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 16:17 -0800, John Taylor wrote:
Hello everyone,

My Evolution e-mail inbox has been corrupted.  It might be because it 
was too big or because my 2 yr old son pushed the red button on the 
office power bar while it was running. With help, I renamed the file 
(old_inbox) and started a new one that works. But, I get the following 
error when I try to read messages in the old inbox: Failed to get lock 
using Fcntl(2): Resource temporarily unavailable.
I re-indexed the old one but that didn't solve the problem. I also 
re-installed Evolution and that didn't help.  I've concluded that 
there's something in the old inbox (until now I hadn't realized that the 
inbox in just one great big file), but how do I find and removed this 
things that's causing the error?  I can search that file using grep, and 
read old messages in an editor so it isn't completely useless. But I'd 
like to make it Evolution friendly again.  Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

John Taylor
University of Victoria

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