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Sounds like you've suffered some sort of soft disk failure that has triggered a check/rebuild of the disks and that failure corrupted part of the dovecot installation. I would also: If possible, check the S.M.A.R.T. performance/health counters for your disks, there might be a catastrophic hardware failure imminent Verify the files of other packages using ...


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I like @Law29's response and will likely choose it as the best answer for this question. That being said, in case someone else stumbles across this post, here's the authoritative answer from the bat book: SIGTERM Cleanup and exit sendmail signal. Whenever sendmail gets a SIGTERM signal (as would be the case if the system were being shut ...


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Sendmail and all other properly written MTAs are written so that there are are only two possibilities: the message is first written to disk and then acknowledged to the sending MTA the message is not acknowledged With this method, there are three outcomes in case an error occurs: The error occurs before the receiving sendmail has tried to acknowledge ...



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