convert mdbox to maildir

justina colmena ~biz justina at
Sat Aug 13 19:08:41 UTC 2022

*My* inbox gets filled with thousands of emails, more or less commercial content and trivial notifications from shopping online, and postfix crashes and will not accept new messages if the file "/var/mail/justina" becomes too large.

Configuring postfix to deliver the mail to "~/Maildir" solved that problem.

I still need to configure a sieve or a filter or some nicer mechanism to clear out messages that are either outright spam or too old or no longer of interest to me.

On August 13, 2022 10:00:36 AM AKDT, Marc <marc at> wrote:
>> We need to move all users from one (pretty old) installation of dovecot
>> to a new one.
>> The old one uses mdbox for users' mailboxes and maildir for
>> shared/public mailboxes.
>> The new one must be maildir only.
>why did you decide to move to maildir?

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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