Dovecot mbox & other programs

Pali Rohár pali.rohar at
Sat Jun 6 17:01:29 UTC 2015


I want to use dovecot as imap server with mbox storage format (described 
at [1]) but I also want to access (and modify!) those mbox files which 
are stored on server (and used by dovecot).

What is correct way to read those mboxes? From wiki page [1] I read that 
I should ignore first message in mbox (which contains X-IMAPbase header) 
and mbox file is in mboxcl2 format.

And what is correct way to modify that mbox file (which is used by 
dovecot imap)? I would like to configure mutt on server to directly 
access those mbox mailboxes without need to use imap protocol (over 
localhost). It is possible without any data/message damage?

[1] -

Pali Rohár
pali.rohar at
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