[Dovecot] Mixing MBOX and Maildir?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri May 11 16:50:41 EEST 2007

On Sat, 2007-04-21 at 09:38 -0700, Marc Perkel wrote:
> Is it possible to have some folders be mbox and some be maildir format?
> Why you might ask? Sometime for diagnostics I have the Exim MTA archive 
> certain messages in MBOX format and then I want to copy them into an 
> imao folder to look at them with Thunderbird. When I used MBOX all I had 
> to do was copy the file into a folder and it worked. So what I'd like to 
> do is have a folder with a special name that is MBOX and the rest be 
> maildir.

You could do this with namespaces. http://wiki.dovecot.org/Namespaces
has an example.

> Ideally have Dovecot be smart so that if the file exists then it is 
> assumed to be MBOX and if the directory exists then it is assumed to be 
> maildir. Has anyone done anything like this?

I was thinking about implementing this to v1.1, but it's not so easy, so
I'm not sure.

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