[Dovecot] migration to maildir and arrival time

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Oct 22 16:58:15 EEST 2004

On 22.10.2004, at 11:17, Nicolas Kowalski wrote:

>> When the destination storage format is maildir, the mailboxes are not 
>> the same. I checked the contents of the maildir, in the .toto/cur/ 
>> directory. What I see is the files having correct mtime (I also 
>> checked their contents). But when I use pine, and its arrival sort, 
>> to look into this 'toto' folder, the last message received is as the 
>> top.
> I also noticed that viewing the same Maildir mailbox with a dovecot 
> server, and with a courier-imap server, with arrival sorting, does not 
> produce the same results in my MUAs (Mozilla 1.7.3 and Pine 4.61).

It sounds like the arrival sorting means sorting by message's UID, and 
that Dovecot doesn't give UIDs to messages in same order as their 
timestamp is. What version of Dovecot are you using? I think I fixed 
this once in 0.99.x series, I guess it might have broken at least in 
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