archive cyrus mailboxes to .mbox

Bettina Hafter hafter at
Wed Jan 28 04:31:55 EST 2004

thanks craig for your help

--On Mittwoch, 28. Januar 2004 16:04 Uhr +0800 Craig
Ringer <craig at> wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 15:30, Bettina Hafter wrote:
>> our clients have huge mailboxes with huge folders and
>> 10000 of mails. so I want them to archive their mails.
>> As I don't know every mailclient, I would like to offer
>> them that I archive their mails directly under
>> /var/spool/imap/user>. 
> What do you gain from storing mbox files that you can't
> achieve by moving older mail into a
> user.$username.archive mailbox? All I can think of is
> that it allows you to move the archived MBOX files out
> of the cyrus mail system to free up some space.

thats exactly what we need to do, archive old mailfoldes 
and mails and burn them on cd or move them somewhere
we have lots of space

> Use mailutil from the UW-IMAPd project. It's great, and
> does exactly what you need - if I understand what you
> want to do properly. It can also import MBOX files into
> an IMAP server, copy between two IMAP mailboxes, etc. 

Sounds interesting. We'll have a look at it (it
maildir, mh, imap, pop etc. and I think maildir is the
we have).

So this is the only tool which converts mailboxes into


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