Renaming top level mailboxes

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Wed Jun 23 15:30:48 EDT 2004

On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Andrew Morgan wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Rob Tanner wrote:
> > Is it possible in in Cyrus Imap to rename top level mailboxes?  Or, if not,
> > are there plans in a future release?
> >
> > There are time when I need to rename "user.jsmith" to "user.jjones" and our
> > current process is to delete the account.  If there is no option currently in
> > Cyrus, are there any workarounds.  Since all of our account management is
> > done remotely, I would like to be able to rename the user without having to
> > be locally on the mail server itself.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Rob
> >
> > --
> >
> > Rob Tanner
> > UNIX Services Manager
> > Linfield College, McMinnville OR
> Hi Rob (waves north from Corvallis, OR)...
> We do a copy then delete process to rename user's mailboxes when their
> usernames are changed.  I've attached the scripts we use to this message.
> The scripts reference a file "" which contains the site-specific
> stuff like mail server hostname, admin user, admin password, etc.  You
> should be able to create one of your own easily enough.
> I'd be happy to donate these scripts to the Cyrus Wiki, but I confess that
> I'm not familiar with creating a new "page" in the Wiki to contain and
> describe these scripts.

Replying to myself here...  I figured out the Cyrus Wiki and created a
page containing these scripts:

Let me know if any of it is unclear and I'll update the Wiki page.


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