IMAPd Gives 'NO Message No Longer Exists' In Response To A UID FETCH Command

(Doc ID 2323514.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 7.0.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

We are seeing some oddities with the UID FETCH command returning the following error:

 'NO Message no longer exists'

even though all of the message UIDs requested do in fact exist and are not deleted.  The FETCH is working in that all of the requested data is returned by the FETCH command, but then this error is also returned which causes client problems.  This is affecting webmail users ... our Web Mail service, which calls the IMAP store to retrieve data for the user's mailbox, is seeing this error and thinking that there is a problem reading the mailbox.

Changes

Noticed, in all cases where this is happening, that the mailbox is corrupt in some way, showing errors when reconstruct -r is run on the problem mailbox.

Cause

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