[Dovecot] UW-IMAP style mbox snarfing from /var/mail/ to ~/mbox

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu May 17 20:30:18 EEST 2007


Also committed to CVS HEAD.


mail_location = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u

protocol imap {
  mail_plugins = mbox_snarf
protocol pop3 {
  mail_plugins = mbox_snarf

plugin {
  mbox_snarf = ~/mbox

If ~/mbox doesn't exist, nothing special is done.

If ~/mbox exists, it's treated as INBOX and mails are moved
from /var/mail/%u whenever the mailbox is synchronized. If all the
messages couldn't be copied, for example because of out of quota, then
none of the messages are copied. I suppose that could be a problem. It
might be possible to fix that by changing:

		if (mailbox_copy(dest_trans, mail, 0, NULL, NULL) < 0) {
			if (!mail->expunged) {
				ret = -1;

to just:

		if (mailbox_copy(dest_trans, mail, 0, NULL, NULL) < 0) {
			if (!mail->expunged)

But I'm not sure about that. Try and tell me. :)
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