On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 02:53:19PM -0400, Tom Plancon wrote:
> Thank you for your patience with this! It is really appreciated!
> After stumbling through the telnet/IMAP syntax I finally got in, a
> good learning experience!
> The output of the SELECT for the user who is having the biggest
> issue with this is extensive, so I've attached it as a text file. I
> do see the "$Label1, $Label2, etc." as you said but also a lot of
> text which I assume are the tags the user has made.
> The question is, other than the excessive use of tags, is there
> anything else wrong with this output?
The output is fine - BUT, here's the problem. Cyrus has a hard limit
of 128 "user flags" per mailbox, and they're not recyclable. Once
you have created that many flags, you're stuck - you can't create any
If that user is creating more in Thunderbird, it's probably only
storing them locally and failing to upload them to the server - which
is probably only working by accident and not how it's designed to work.
What a mess!
The only solution I can offer for now is "use fewer tags". To clean
them out, you can create a new empty folder and copy the messages
across. That works for everything other than INBOX. For INBOX it's
harder - you pretty much need to create a new folder, copy the messages
into it, delete the cyrus.header file for the INBOX and reconstruct,
then copy the messages back. Ouch.
Bron ( that's assuming most of these tags were used in the past, but are
not on any existing messages )
> Thomas E. Plancon
> CAD/IS Manager
> B K A Architects, Inc.
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