I've recently inherited a website, where the staff almost all use webmail. Fair enough. One staff member told me that three other staff members had left, and that she needed to see those emails.
Rather than give a user logins, or forward several hundred megabytes of messages, I opted to just copy the folders underneath hers.
So, I have staff1 who's there, and a, b and c who have all left. I copied their so it looks something like this:
/mail/ -> /staff1/ -> .folder 1 -> .folder 2 -> .mail from a -> **folders from that user, such as drafts, junk, sent, inbox, etc** -> .. etc ..
That's all done. However the user told me that they couldn't see any folders. Thinking it was a permissions issue, I ensured that the folders I copied had the same owner id, and permission mask as the folders she could see.
Unfortunately, that didn't work - I had to edit a
courierimapsubscribed file to let the webmail program about the folders. The user can now see the folders in her list, but she can't read the contents.
Horde can see the folder, but cannot display messages in it. SquirrelMail complains about not being able to open the folder, giving this error:
ERROR: Could not complete request. Query: SELECT "INBOX.mail from a" Reason Given: Unable to open this mailbox.
The website is hosted via HostGator, and appears to run sendmail on Linux. Her webmail weapon of choice is SquirrelMail.
How can I give this user the ability to read the several hundred emails contained in these folders?