[Dovecot] preserving pop3 mail uids
grant at grunta.com
Thu Apr 6 03:46:51 EEST 2006
On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 10:40:58AM +1000, adcx at server101.com wrote:
> Is there some way that message uids can be preserved when converting uw-pop3 mbox mail to dovecot maildir format?
> We've tried perfect_maildir, mb2md and the convert-tool that comes with dovecot but so far have been unable to preserve
> the message uids, which for example go from 44333a8500000003 before the conversion to 4434621500000003 afterwards.
> The quantity of mailboxes involved means forcing users to re-pop old emails left on the server isn't an option. Any help appreciated.
what clients directly use the UIDs? I thought ~all client used the
X-UIDL header for this purpose, and there is a dovecot feature
`pop3_reuse_xuidl' which will read X-UIDL headers from message bodies
and store them in the indexes.
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