#530 Mailbox got deleted !

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Jamie Cameron
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2002-06-18
2002-06-18
Anonymous
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While I was trying to delete 3 checked messages in the
users mailbox, I wasn't very certain I clicked "Delete
Selected" button and since the IE globe wasn't spinning,
I clicked it again.

This time it did react and when it returned, the mailbox
was completely empty ! There was over 200Mb quite
important mail in that mailbox ;-(

I have no clue why this happened, but if it's any help to
you, I'm running sendmail 8.11.6-3.

Thanks for looking in to this ASAP, WebMin is the best
of it's kind.

Best regards (although I'm pretty angry :-/),
Chris.

Discussion

  • Jamie Cameron
    Jamie Cameron
    2002-06-18

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=129364

    Damn, that really sucks .. especially since I put code in
    specifically
    to prevent that kind of thing from happening! You might want
    to check
    the actual mail file in /var/mail to see if it still exists
    (in case it is just
    an indexing error), and also check for
    /var/mail/username.del in case
    the deletion got interrupted half way.

     
  • Logged In: NO

    Checked /var/mail and just saw the empty mailfile, no *.del
    file either ;-(

    Guess I lost all my mails huh. Ohwell, guess this'll teach me
    always to make a backup :-/