converting /var/spool/mail to cyrus format

Andrew Koros akoros at
Mon Jun 23 02:23:55 EDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-06-22 at 00:49, 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.
The is a book called "Managing Imap" published  by O'Reilly that
describes this procedure and includes some scripts examples for
migrating to and from cyrus with respect to WU-Imap.

Some those sctripts are now available in the cyrus-imap contrib
directory. For example Simon Matter's cyrus-imapd rpms for
RedHat( places them in:
/usr/share/cyrus-imapd/contrib/bsd2cyrus e.t.c.


Andrew Koros
> Thanks in advance
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