Importing MBOX-formatted mailboxes into Cyrus?

Matt Singerman matt.singerman at
Thu Nov 17 10:13:11 EST 2005

Hi all,

First off, thanks for all the excellent suggestions. Unfortunately, the
simplest ones do not work. If I try to simply drag messages or entire
folders to the IMAP server in Thunderbird, I get the following error:

The current command did not succeed. The mail server responded: Message
contains bare newlines.

I am not sure what this means. Could anyone please elaborate or possibly
offer a workaround? In the meantime, I am going to play around with procmail
rules. Thanks again.



On 11/17/05, Joseph Brennan <brennan at> wrote:
> I was able to
> > convert
> > these into standard MBOX format using a tool called qmptombox, which
> > we were
> > able to import into Thunderbird's "Local Folders". Ideally, however,
> > we
> > would like to have these messages reside on the IMAP server itself.
> > Are
> > there any tools available that will take MBOX mailboxes and insert
> > them into
> > Cyrus?
> Why not use Thunderbird and drag the folders from local to server?
> Joseph Brennan
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