Dont delete this folder - folder interal data

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ozzi4648

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My users have complained about receiving this message many times before and we couldnt pin down the root cause. Today i receive one myself. Anyone know where this mysterious messages is coming from any why?

This text is part of the internal format of your mail folder, and is not
a real message. It is created automatically by the mail system software.
If deleted, important folder data will be lost, and it will be re-created
with the data reset to initial values.
 
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ozzi4648

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The customers who have received the msg are pop3 clients, including myself.
 
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ozzi4648

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Originally posted by thaphantom
If you have ever used IMAP (including Horde) then this message will appear. It is because IMAP needs to to include the Directory structure and since both IMAP and POP3 use the same mail directory it has to have the email too. You can delete it through the POP3 interface.
I have never used Horde, YUK! We give our users 3 clients to choose from. Squirrelmail, Horde and Neomail. I wonder why 99% of them have chosen to stay with Squirrelmail. So since i have never used Horde i wonder where this msg comes from? Our Squirrelmail users have also reported getting it. Anyone?
 
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ozzi4648

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Yes it does depending how its setup. However im not sure if its a Squirrelmail thing since we saw a couple of these message when Squirrelmail was not installed.
 
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Squirrelmail works only with IMAP. So if you use Squirrelmail in conjunction with POP3, they will always receive the internal folder message because IMAP needs this.

Whenever you run Squirrelmail it changes the mailbox into an IMAP (if you have downloaded your messages with POP3 before) which includes the internal folder message.

Tell your users to download their messages with IMAP (no more internal folder messages), but beware, this will blow up the mailbox size because all messages stay on the server or use Neomail with POP3.
 
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SACHIN

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HI all

Hi i m facing same problem.
i had more then 8 email account i was using only imap horde.
i have lost all accounts mail.. what was the reason how should i get lost of mails?

From MAILER-DAEMON Jun 22 23:04:42 2006
Date: 22 Jun 2006 23:04:42 -0700
From: Mail System Internal Data <[email protected]>
Subject: DON'T DELETE THIS MESSAGE -- FOLDER INTERNAL DATA
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
X-IMAP: 1123265362 0000000053 NonJunk
Status: RO

This text is part of the internal format of your mail folder, and is not
a real message. It is created automatically by the mail system software.
If deleted, important folder data will be lost, and it will be re-created
with the data reset to initial values.

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