[Dovecot] migration to maildir and arrival time

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Oct 21 16:45:03 EEST 2004

On 21.10.2004, at 14:18, Nicolas Kowalski wrote:

> I have noticed that when I use the mailutil tool from uw-imap 
> distribution to transfer my IMAP mailboxes from our current server 
> (uw-imap, mbx format) to the dovecot one, the mails arrival time are 
> apparently lost. I can see this in Pine, using the Arrival sort: the 
> mailboxes on the originating server and dovecot server are not ordered 
> the same. If I use the mb2md perl script to transfer the same mailbox, 
> I see the same behaviour.
> Is this normal ?

Dovecot gets the arrival time from maildir file's modification 
timestamp. If your scripts don't set that correctly, that's the 
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