converting /var/spool/mail to cyrus format

foobar foobar at
Mon Jun 23 06:05:41 EDT 2003


mbxcvt is pretty outdated (deprecated utility) and everything. I lost my
nerves with "NULL-character" -errors (and that timeouting problem).

IMHO, Better utility for this is imapxfer which saves imapflags correctly
and transfers subfolders too if there is imap-server (basically imap-folders are located
under user's homedirectory which imapxfer transfers too)

Imapxfer comes from UW-Imap's utilities package.


On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Mike Brodbelt wrote:

> joe ritter wrote:
> > Hello,
> > We need to transition standard UNIX mbox's in
> > /var/spool/mail/$username to the cyrus format. IWe are
> > basically moving from UW IMAP to Cyrus. I was
> > wondering if documetnation on this proceudre was
> > available and/or if there were any gotchas.
> When I did this, I basically cut everyone over to Cyrus in one go, which
> left me with varying amounts of mail in /var/spool/mail/$username for
> people. I then used the mbxcvt utility from the UW imap-utils package to
> read the mbox files and inject the messages into the new Cyrus INBOX for
> each user.
> HTH,
> Mike.

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