locked mailbox

Janina Sajka janina at afb.net
Mon Apr 3 19:12:11 EDT 2000

It's not hard to get into this fix. Usually, it happens to me whan I
forget I've got a Pine open somewhere, and launch it again in a second

Fortunately, the cure is fairly easy and does not require a reboot -- so
you'll never lose that large ftp download ...

1.)	Log in as super user;

2.)	Run ps to get the process ID of open pine sessions. Do this once for
each open coinsole where pine is running for the same user;

3.) Use kill -9 PID to kill the each open Pine session, where PID is the
process ID of the open Pine session.

4.)	Restart Pine and continue doing mail.

				Janina Sajka, Director
				Information Systems Research & Development
				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

janina at afb.net

On Mon, 3 Apr 2000 cpt.kirk at 1tree.net wrote:

> Well, I am hoping someone here can give me an easy answer. My mailbox is
> locked by another process according to Pine. Now Fetchpop can still add
> mail to the box, but I can't delete any mail, and markers for the new mail
> all reset if I close and go back in. I don't want to restart right now
> because I have a large FTP going on.
> I have exited the system and that didn't help. I closed fetchpop and that
> didn't either. I can't find any process that should be affecting the
> mailbox.
> Kirk Wood
> Cpt.Kirk at 1tree.net
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