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mailbox reconstruction

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Reconstructing a user's mailbox

Note: run these commands as the cyrus user, not root.

You want to reconstruct the index files for a user, you have recovered a deleted mail file from backup and given it a suitable name (eg user/ben-lacy/33.), but it is not visible since it is not indexed:

reconstruct -r user.ben-lacy

If you have the unixhierarchysep:yes option set in /etc/imapd.conf you would need to run:

reconstruct -r user/ben.lacy
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