moving mail from uw to cyrus, damaged headers?

Craig White craigwhite at
Sat Nov 12 13:33:55 EST 2005

On Sat, 2005-11-12 at 12:16 -0500, Bill Kearney wrote:
> Hello,
> Anyone know of a way to move all 'good mail' from a uw-imap imap server
> to a cyrus server and have it ignore mail with bad headers?
> It would appear I've got a considerable number of messages in my uw-imap
> mailbox that have headers that cyrus doesn't like.  That is, if I try using
> mailsync, mailutil or even a regular IMAP client like Thunderbird, pine or
> OE the
> messages won't 'move' because cyrus complains about bad headers.
> I'm not looking to 'dummy up' cyrus' input routines.  But I'd be willing to
> entertain patching cyrus to get it 'throw away' headers it doesn't like...
> When I check the source on the messages there are indeed bad headers.  I
> think they got there by using hotwayd to POP the messages from hotmail.
> Pulled via fetchmail and delivered via dmail, but that's largely irrelevant
> at this point.  They're 'in there' and they're defective but how can I skip
> over them?  I want to move all the good ones off the uw-imap server over to
> cyrus.  Once they good ones are moved I can try to figure out if the bad
> ones are worth putting any effort into handling.
> I'd even be willing to consider something that 'fixed' the mail on the
> uw-imap server first.
> Anyone know of decent tools for dealing with this sort of problem?
try imapsync


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