Directories within Maildir


#1

Does anyone else have the following directories and files inside
their mail directory? I did not create them - well, at least not knowingly. What are they for?

-rw------- core
drwx------ courierimapkeywords
-rw-r–r-- courierimapsubscribed
-rw-r–r-- courierimapuiddb
drwx------ cur
drwx------ new
drwx------ tmp

  • marsbar

#2

Short answer… “don’t worry about it”.

Longer answer:
This has been discussed a little in other threads… the courier* files have to do with the mail server itself; cur/, new/ and tmp/ are directories within the Maildir which are where the messages are stored (cur/ has messages that have been retrieved, new/ has (not surprisingly) new messages, and tmp/ is used for temporary operations). Core means that at some point, the mail server has dumped core (i.e., crashed in the middle of an operation with your mailbox).


#3

Many thanks, Will, for your quick and most helpful response! :slight_smile:

  • marsbar