moving inbox from uw-imap to cyrus

Karl Boyken boyken at
Sat Dec 3 10:21:37 EST 2005

Yossie, when I was looking at imapsync, I ran into the same problem.
What I wound up doing was, I'd transfer the uw inbox into user/INBOX,
and then, I'd move the mail messages up out of the INBOX folder, do a
reconstruct, and delete INBOX.  Then I'd transfer the rest of the folders.

Karl Boyken

> Situation ..
> I would like to move a given user's email from uw-imap to cyrus (in 
> fact all users).  While this is happening, I would like the users to  be
> able to access their email normally (as it is being moved, of  course)
> on cyrus.
> I can make it so I can access the uw-imap mailbox for the user  without
> knowing his password (one line temporary hack to uw-imap to  allow for a
> "super password")
> I can use the cyrus admin user to access the cyrus side at a "global 
> level".
> I can then use a tool like imapsync to copy mailboxes from uw-imap to 
> cyrus easily enough.
> What I can't figure out is how to move the INBOX.  There appears to  be
> no "mailbox prefix" that when used with the cyrus admin user, will  put
> the email in the users INBOX (the special one where new email  lands,
> not a folder named INBOX under it!)
> Thanks for any and all help - Yossie
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