formail not parsing folder

lkolchin at lkolchin at
Thu Oct 6 02:17:01 EDT 2005


You have to know your users passwords, but......
I've implemented web-cyradm solution(users in MySQL+Cyrus+virt. domains) and moved users mail and folders this way (from UW-IMAP).
1) I've changed all users passwords in shadow file to one I know.
2) I've changed all users passwords in MySQL to the same one I know, and did the syncronisation with imapsync.
3) Restored all passwords back.
Should work fine even with several hundred users.

Note: I've used "crypt" in user passwords so there was no problem to transfer DES passwords from shadow file to MySQL.

Leon Kolchinsky

-----Original Message-----
From: info-cyrus-bounces at [mailto:info-cyrus-bounces at] On Behalf Of Karl Boyken
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 9:05 PM
To: info-cyrus at
Subject: RE: formail not parsing folder

Thanks, Leon.

It looks to me like either I'd need to know our users' passwords, or have them transfer their own mail folders, if I use imapsync.  Is this correct?  Or is there a way to use imapsync to transfer our users' mail folders without knowing their passwords?  Have you used imapsync to transfer folders for several hundred users?

Karl Boyken

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

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