formail not parsing folder

lkolchin at lkolchin at
Tue Oct 4 10:31:53 EDT 2005


Try to use imapsync,
I'd suggest you to use the following options with imapsync tool:
--include '^Sent' --subscribe 

Leon Kolchinsky

-----Original Message-----
From: info-cyrus-bounces at [mailto:info-cyrus-bounces at] On Behalf Of Karl Boyken
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 5:45 PM
To: info-cyrus at
Subject: formail not parsing folder

I'm trying to convert email from our U Wash IMAP server over to Cyrus, using several Perl utilities mentioned in the O'Reilly IMAP book.  One of these, folderxfer, uses formail to split the U Wash mbox file into separate messages.  This is working fine, except for a couple of people's "Sent Items" folders, which formail doesn't seem to be able to parse into messages.  Apparently, "Sent Items" is created by our Horde/IMP webmail software.  Has anyone seen this?  Any solutions?  I've tried various combinations of formail switches, but nothing seems to split these folders correctly.  Thanks.

Karl Boyken, system administrator
karl-boyken at
303A MLH, Dept. of Comp. Sci.
The U. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA  52242   319-335-2730 (voice) 
319-335-3668 (fax)
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