[Dovecot] OT: Counting emails in IMAP folders

Jose Celestino japc at co.sapo.pt
Mon Nov 17 04:03:29 EET 2008

Words by Nigel Allen [Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:51:32PM +1100]:
> Greetings
> I have a customer who has mail server running dovecot with an IMAP  
> account (Customers) which contains hundreds of folders (one per customer).
> Looks like this:
> Customers
>    Fred Smith and Co
>    Joe Blogss
>    Cust-1
>    Cust-n
> They have a requirement to report monthly on the total number of emails  
> added to each customers' folder during the month.
> Basically I need to be able to run some kind of command line query that  
> will give me each of the sub-folder names and the number of emails added  
> to the folder for that month (or other user-specified time period).
> Any ideas please?

Will do that over imap or on the filesystem? Are you using maildir,
mbox, dbox?

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