Where's Maildir? Converting messages from qmail/Courier to Cyrus?

Simon Matter simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com
Fri May 20 04:13:33 EDT 2005

> Hello,
> I'm trying to do 2 things:
>   1. Migrate from qmail/Courier to Cyrus
>   2. Figure out where Cyrus stores my mail
> For 1. I found that qmail stores my mail in a Maildir format (one file
> per email).
> For 2. I see directories/files like
> /var/lib/imap/user/o/otis.(seen,sub), but I'm not sure if my email is
> in there, or elsewhere.  These files are binaries.
> So, I'm wondering:
>   - Are there any tools or scripts that would let me convert my Maildir
> mail from my old qmail/Courier system to my new postfix/Cyrus system?

There are different tools. Please check the archive, this has been
discussed several times on this list.

>   - Isn't Cyrus supposed to use Maildir format, too?  Where is that
> Maildir?  I did find / -type d -name Maildir and found nothing.

No. Cyrus has it's own way to store mails, no Maildir here.

>     (I have postfix -> lmtad -> Cyrus setup, but I don't think I have
> Maildir specified in any of the config files)

Right, because there is no Maildir involved.


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