[Dovecot] Converting from Maildir format ?

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Jul 19 08:31:01 EEST 2012

On 7/18/2012 4:39 PM, Nick at 5sg.eu wrote:
>  Hi again,
>            I'm still trying to find out if anyone knows the correct
>   way to either switch the existing Maildir multiple file format to
>   the single file format I believe known as MBox.
>   Failing that, though it'll mean a LOT of work for me to manually
>   convert all of the existing Maildirs, how do I get dovecot to
>   work in future in MBox single file format.
>   I tried entering  'mail_location = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/%h/%u' in
>   the 'dovecot.conf', but it still saves each message in a file of
>   its own in the /new /cur /tmp directories ??

Did you restart dovecot after the mailbox_location change?

Show 'dovecot -n' output.


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