Exim4 - where are emails stored?


I’m trying to understand whats going on with some emails. I can’t seem to see the Spam mail in Outlook, and also the “Trash” folder doesn’t match up with what I’m seeing in outlook:

2021-01-14 at 07-13-50

As you can see - 800+ trash emails - yet when I look in /home/willr/mail/educationusingpowerpoint.co.uk/mail/.Trash/cur, I only see a few files:

Then for spam - I see nothing in Outlook (I have the folder, but no contents). Yet when looking in /home/willr/mail/educationusingpowerpoint.co.uk/mail/.Spam/new etc I see:

What am I doing wrong? New emails are coming through fine to the inbox - but even that’s weird. In /home/willr/mail/educationusingpowerpoint.co.uk/mail/cur I see 9 files , yet my inbox has hundreds of emails.

Are they going somewhere else? (I’m assuming this is the right place as its where Vesta used to keep the mails)


How did you connected your mailbox? imap or pop?


Its IMAP. If I look in /home/willr/mail/educationusingpowerpoint.co.uk/mail/cur , I see the latest files see are:

[email protected]:/home/willr/mail/educationusingpowerpoint.co.uk/mail/cur# ls -lh
total 220K
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 17K Sep 18  2019 1568809901.H569483P22808.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 19K Sep 25  2019 1569414667.H551245P12936.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 26K Sep 26  2019 1569517890.H619007P11835.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 78K Sep 26  2019 1569530126.H223188P1409.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 11K Sep 27  2019 1569596929.H400910P5732.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 11K Sep 30  2019 1569862738.H544761P21823.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 17K Oct  4  2019 1570193721.H316143P4490.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 15K Oct  7  2019 1570479279.H173655P19238.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S
-rw-r----- 1 willr mail 11K Oct 10  2019 1570740771.H420058P31256.admin.steampunkjunkies.com:2,S

admin.steampunkjunkies.com was the old server it was on. I did the move from a .tar and then v-restore-user when moving from Vesta to Hestia


OMG I was being an idiot! I was looking in /home/willr/mail/educationusingpowerpoint.co.uk/mail , not /home/willr/mail/educationusingpowerpoint.co.uk/support/ !!! I can see them all there fine now :slight_smile:


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