Importing MBOX-formatted mailboxes into Cyrus?

Craig White craigwhite at
Fri Nov 18 09:05:29 EST 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 14:58 +0100, Per-Olov Sjöholm wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 November 2005 17.01, Matt Singerman wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > We are currently moving away from a POP3-based system (QuickMail Pro server
> > and client) to IMAP, with Cyrus as the IMAP server and primarily
> > Thunderbird as the client. Have already succesfully transitioned our users
> > to using IMAP via Thunderbird. The problem we have run into is with older
> > emails. QuickMail uses its own format for storing messages. 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? If not, if anyone has found a suitable workaround,
> > I would love to hear it.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Matt
> Have you tried "imapcp" by Jean-Philippe Langlois (jpl at
> It's a cmd tool where you simply specify "user", "password" and "host" for 
> both source and target system and is used over the net...
similar - I have used imapsync


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