Migrate message flags to cyrus

Kai Wang kwang at ucalgary.ca
Tue Mar 7 12:23:56 EST 2006

Thank you, Michael. Do you know how to run mailutil in a script? I tried 
it. But I could not find how to submit a user's password to it.

Michael Menge wrote:
> 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.

Kai Wang
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Information Technologies, University of Calgary,
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