Earlier this evening I was playing around with the idea of a free SSL. Everything was working fine as I stumbled through the cert authority's site. Since it was open source it was definitely not intuitive in any aspect. Which is fine; these are the sacrifices you make when trying to go for the cheap.
After generating my cert I installed it into our server. Prior to this I had a image made just incase.
Green! Everything checks out. FANTASTIC!
Remove my mail account and re-add it.
Mail begins to not populate from the inbox. All others are fine.
Inbox is empty.
Fair enough-- Ill restore from my backup.
Backup did not grab my inbox, because it was in use by IMAP...
OK, breathe deep. I can get through this.
Following this, I began a little look around. Why were these messages gone? And if so, where did they get moved to? Obviously the server would not just delete them entirely- That would be stupid.
I navigate to my box. I find it and attempt to open it. "Permission denied in use". A little sudo and I am in.
Now here's where it gets interesting.
all of my inbox. Whew!
now for a little copy and back to the current file.
success! All messages back and all is well.
Interesting how much the finder hides from you even when viewing invisible files.