Migrate message flags to cyrus

Michael Menge Michael.Menge at zdv.uni-tuebingen.de
Tue Mar 7 02:20:05 EST 2006

Kai Wang wrote:
> Greetings.
> We are in the process of migrating from uw-imap to cyrus. I could not 
> find any tool to migrate message flags(answered, deleted, flagged, 
> draft, seen). I know that the first 4 flags are saved in cyrus.index 
> file and the seen one is in <userid>.seen file. The "tagged for 
> deletion" flag is very important to us and I need to migrate at least 
> this one. I wonder if anybody can give me a hand.
> Thanks
The best way to perserve the flags is by transfering the eMails over the 
  IMAP-Protocol. There are severel tools to do this job. Most of them 
are written to sync two ore more mailfolders.

As far as i have tested them there was no perfect ore even best 
migration tool.

We will use the mailutil programm which comes with the uw-imap server. 
It was the fastest programm and it keeps the flags.

M.Menge                                 Tel.: (49) 7071/29-70316
Universitaet Tuebingen                  Fax.: (49) 7071/29-5912
Zentrum fuer Datenverarbeitung          mail: menge at zdv.uni-tuebingen.de
Waechterstrasse 76
72074 Tuebingen
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