Re: [Dovecot] Small change to make dovecot pop3 uw-imap migration friend ly

oleg at oleg at
Thu May 27 18:16:26 EEST 2004

> On 27.5.2004, at 16:29, Oleg I. Vdovikin wrote:
>> Hi,
>>     today I've finished migration from uw-imap daemons to shiny and
>> fast
>> dovecot. With thanks of dovecot my mail server load average drops by
>> factor
>> of ten even with ancient unix mailboxes. ;-)
> Get, it fixes possible mbox corruption.
Thanks, will do.

>>     So, the only thing I've discovered is what POP3 uidls are
>> different than
>> ones used in the uw-imap. Luckily, the difference are only in the
>> format
>> string used in uidl response. So, I've made the following change in
>> the code
> Actually I just wrote a similiar patch a few days ago .. :)
> it's against .10.5
> which changed a bit.
Perfect. ;-)

>>     Probably this small change could be applied to the 1.0, or used as
>> a
>> config option.
> I was thinking about making this fully configurable, ie. a config
> option which would accept printf-like string. "%v.%u" "%08xv%08xu" or
> something. Or maybe it's not worth it, I'd have to look at other POP3
> servers to see what different kinds of UIDs they use..
Yes, this sounds reasonable. Probably you will need to add more format
specifiers to catch everything. ;-)


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