[Dovecot] Probably a bad idea but.....
mlidstone at bmtseatech.co.uk
Wed Jul 21 18:39:17 EEST 2004
Just done some testing and thought I'd share the results.
I've successfully moved a few test emails from a Mercury/32 Windows
server to Maildirs. I created an IMAP folder for each user ".INBOX.Old\
Mail" and put the email in there. It's accessable via IMAP but does not
show up as a new email when the user uses POP3 to collect their email -
exactly what I was after (they're all using POP3 at the moment, but I
will be pushing them to move to IMAP at a later date).
I'm going to copy the rest of the email in one go overnight so if you
don't get another email from me on here assume it worked.
Thanks for the help Timo.
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From: Timo Sirainen [mailto:tss at iki.fi]
Sent: 21 July 2004 13:58
To: Mark Lidstone
Cc: dovecot at dovecot.org
Subject: Re: [Dovecot] Probably a bad idea but.....
On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 14:11, Mark Lidstone wrote:
> Mercury stores mail in a similar way to Maildirs, different folders
> with separate files for each mail, stored in plaintext RFC822 format.
> How sensible would it be to copy the files over from the Mercury
> server to users maildirs on a Linux server?
> The filenames are in a different format but I don't know if that would
> cause a problem?
You'll lose message flags, but as long as the filenames don't contain
':' characters you can just copy them.
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