[Dovecot] How can I view these email files?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Mar 26 18:20:24 EET 2011

On 26.3.2011, at 9.49, Phill Edwards wrote:

> I messed up my email today through a combination of stuff-ups with
> procmail and dovecot. The result was that I ended up delivering some
> email messages to the root Maildir folder instead of the sub-folders.
> The files are in the correct format but have names like msg.3BXE,
> msg.2BXE etc.

That would be MH format.

> Of course these don't show up in my IMAP client so I can't read them.
> Does anyone know a way I can point some sort of email client at these
> to read them? Or a way to transfer them under Maildir/new so that I
> can read them as part of my normal inbox? I know that some of them
> have attachments.

Just mv them into new/

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