Formatting Messages

David Blewett david at
Thu Nov 3 15:23:10 EST 2005

Thanks, Leon and Chad for pointing this program out. It worked much 
better! I was able to copy all the "good" messages fine with it.

I was able to track down the cause of the "Invalid Header" as well. For 
some reason, I have a bunch of messages with this header:
">From XXX Tue Feb 22 20: 16:15 2005"

I'm not sure where they came from; possibly an error in migrating 
between servers. Now the question is, how do I remove these? There is 
always the ">From XXX", but the date after changes.

Any ideas?


Quoting lkolchin at

> Try imapsync -
> Here is an example of the syntax:
> imapsync --host1 --user1 username1 --password1 secret1 
> --host2 --user2 username2 --password2 secret2 
> --noauthmd5 --include '^ANYFOLDERNAME' --subscribe
> Regards,
> Leon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: info-cyrus-bounces at 
> [mailto:info-cyrus-bounces at] On Behalf Of David 
> Blewett
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 9:40 PM
> To: info-cyrus at
> Subject: Formatting Messages
> I've tested out several different IMAP servers in the last few years 
> (Courier, DBMail, now Cyrus). All my personal mail is currently in 
> DBMail, and I'm trying to migrate it to Cyrus. I've got archives of a 
> few mailing lists that run to the thousands of messages. Interspersed 
> throughout these are random messages that apparently have "bare 
> newlines" or "invalid headers". When trying to move the entire 
> folder, I'll get these often reported errors.
> Is there a way to move the messages that do not have malformed 
> headers, and leave the rest? I want to move as much as I can to 
> Cyrus, but I really don't want to have to try each message seperately.
> Alternatively, is there a tool to repair the messages with errors?
> I've tried having 2 IMAP accounts in Thunderbird, and moving from one 
> to the other. I've tried mailutil, offlineimap, and mbsync with no 
> luck. Any tips would be appreciated!
> David
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