creating mailboxes

Alan Thew Alan.Thew at
Thu Oct 6 15:31:55 EDT 2005

On Thu, 6 Oct 2005 09:17 , Ken Murchison <ken at> said:

> Derek T. Yarnell wrote:
>> Craig White wrote:
>>> ----
>>> reconstruct only reconstructs folders with the cyrus.cache,
>>> cyrus.header, cyrus.index files in the directory. I'm not sure if you
>>> can just touch those files to create them or copy them from another
>>> directory (which will surely lead to errors), but if they aren't
>>> present, they won't reconstruct.
>>> Craig
>> Thanks that works fine so i have to create the mailboxes first through a 
>> cyradm call.
>> Next question I have is has anyone done any work with keeping the seen 
>> state using the formail method? Or is this just out of the question? Has 
>> everyone who has needed to migrate mail and saved the seen state of the 
>> mail just done it through imap transfer from the old imap server into 
>> cyrus?
> The whole process would be a lot easier if you use mailutil from the UW 
> distro.  It will do everything the "correct" way, which is via IMAP, not via 
> the filesystem and will also maintain flags.
We did it this way for about 20K users across 2 boxes.

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