Cyrus IMAP // Mail Archive // Reception notification // Reconstruct

Matthias Wulkow matthias.wulkow at
Tue Feb 9 09:50:47 EST 2010


I have imported quite a big amount of mails from another mailsystem 
(drag and drop from a PC from one account to another within the same 
client - the old one was a kind of Exchange account (software known as 
ShareFolder) and the new one a cyrus imap account (new & empty at that 

By importing, all flags read/unread have been lost. The annoying part is 
the status of the reception notifications. All mails are marked as 
unread and therefore the client wants to send a notification.

To increase the problem, the new account is now a shared folder where 
quite a few people access to the mails and each user has his own mail 
reading status.

I guess the only way to delete this unwanted automatic notification is 
to erase in each mail the 2 lines indicating that a notification is 
requested (in each sub-folder etc...). Is that right?

For that I would need to make a script which looks for these 2 lines:
- X-Confirm-Reading-To: <addr>
- Disposition-Notification-To: <addr>

The question is now, what happens to the cyrus.* files? I guess they 
will become corrupt. Is recontruct the right tool then to make it all 
work again afterwards?

PS: as I am not the best scripter, any help with such a script is welcome...

Thank you!

Best regards,


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