[Dovecot] Moving Maildir email messages and backing things up.

mouss mouss at netoyen.net
Mon Apr 21 23:54:03 EEST 2008

Asheesh Laroia wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, mouss wrote:
>> Karl Schmidt wrote:
>>> mouss wrote:
>>>>> karl wrote:
>>>>> What would happen if I ran a script that did this:
>>>>> mv ~/Maildir/.folder_one/cur/* ~/Maildir/.folder_two/cur/
>>>>> My hunch is it might break things.
>>>> shouldn't break anything. if the MUA is caching "actions" (happens 
>>>> with thunderbird at least), then the view in the client will be 
>>>> different but this is not a big problem (at least for me).
>>> So on the server I could run something simple like:
>>> #!/bin/bash
>>> bogofilter  -Ns  -B /home/karl/Maildir/.s-2B-scaned_spam
>>> mv ~/Maildir/.s-2B-scaned_spam/cur/* ~/Maildir/.archived_spam/cur/
>> you'd better use an "axuiliary" directory:
>> mv $dir/.Junk.Trash/cur/* $dir/.Junk.Trash/todo/
>> $learn_spam $dir/.Junk.Trash/todo/  && mv $dir/.Junk.Trash/todo/* 
>> $dir/.Corpus.junk/cur/
> I think you could get away with using the Maildir built-in "tmp" 
> directory if you wanted for this.

no, because you don't want the mv .../tmp/* while mail is being delivered.

better use your own dir. it costs nothing.

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