[Dovecot] .imap files

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed May 9 11:49:06 EEST 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 08:17 -0400, L. Scott Loftin wrote:
> I have recently upgraded from Fedora Core 4 to Fedora Core 6 (the FC6 was a
> clean install, not an upgrade).  Prior to the upgrade, I used Dovecot to
> handle IMAP email that talked to Outlook clients.  After the FC6 install and
> copying the .imap* files to the newly recreated user accounts, Outlook is
> not seeing the old email.  Dovecot is creating new dovecot.* files to hold
> new email, not looking in the existing .imap.* files.

There are various reasons why mailboxes aren't showing.
http://wiki.dovecot.org/MissingMailboxes lists some of them.

> Is there a way to either convert the .imap* files into the new dovecot.*
> files or any way to recover the email that anyone knows about?

.imap* files however have nothing to do with mail not showing up.
There's no need to convert or do anything to them. If anything you can
just delete them.

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