[Dovecot] mailutil?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Mar 27 00:25:59 EET 2009

On Mar 26, 2009, at 6:15 PM, Curtis Maloney wrote:

> Steffen Kaiser wrote:
>>> - Is there any functionality you'd like it to do?
>> + (re-)index selected mailboxes, maybe recursively, based on  
>> mailbox and/or possibly corrupted, existing indexes
>> + remove/sanitize (user-) flags from mailboxes
> I was going to suggest this ... something to at least go through and  
> clean up the size flags on Maildir (which seems worthwhile,  
> especially for people using quotas).

They are not flags, they are part of the base maildir filename. If you  
change them, the message shows up as new. And in any case they should  
never be wrong..

>> + transform messages from one storage format into another, keeping  
>> all IMAP-related information, e.g. to find duplicate or unwanted  
>> messages across mailboxes/users.
> Additional to this would be (plugin permitting) to compress Maildir,  
> or recompress+reindex mbox (Am I right in thinking compressed mbox  
> can be appended to, but not modified?  In which case recompressing  
> could likely save some extra space.)

There is no compression code in Dovecot right now. But you can use  
standard gzip tools to do such things to an existing mbox. Yes, you  
can append more messages to it.

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