[Dovecot] convert_mail ?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Dec 3 13:38:30 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 17:27 -0700, Andrew Z wrote:
> I can't find much documentation on the convert_mail plugin.  For 
> example, on the wiki plugins page, clicking on convert goes to 
> <http://wiki.dovecot.org/InterWiki> which is not relevant.
> Can I use convert_mail to migrate from UW IMAP 2002  mbox format where 
> some mail is in ~/ and the inboxes are in /var/spool/mail?  Will it know 
> which files are mbox folders, so it doesn't try to convert other files 
> in the home directories?

Looks like it gives an error and stops the conversion completely. But I
added convert_skip_broken_mailboxes setting now to convert plugin on
CVS. Latest nightly snapshot also has it.

I wrote the wiki page with answers to your questions:

>    Is this configuration snippet valid? 
> default_mail_env = maildir:~/Maildir
> convert_mail = mbox:~/:INBOX=/var/mail/%u


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