Lotus Notes - Strange Note creates Attempt To Perform Folder Operation On Non-Folder Note error
Posted on 2008-10-01
I have a server installation Domino 8.0.1 and BES 4.01. Whenever a specific mail file is accessed after BES syncs new mail from that file with the handheld the console displays an 'open note' error because the sync was trying to 'Attempt To Perform Folder Operation On Non-Folder Note'.
I suspected that this was due to a corrupted note in the file and I located it using 'Find Note' from Admin client and than browsing to it using the UNID.
What opened was a blank message, without any of the address fields populated but with a 'create' date stamp from 13th June1997, which I guess has been lurking in the mail file since day 1 and survived every upgrade.
Now this note does not appear in the 'All documents' view, so I cannot delete it from there. If I try to send it by entering a valid address, it returns an error #02:4D, if I try to send again it tells me the mail has already been sent with the usual duplicate mail warning. Then the Send/Save/Discard dialog comes up and regardless of what is selected the same error #02:4D is displayed.
What kind of note is this or what is the best way of purging it from the db. Is there a command line option to purge the note from the db using the console?
Thanks in advance.