Dovecot mbox & other programs

Charles Marcus CMarcus at
Tue Jun 9 12:36:48 UTC 2015

On 6/8/2015 5:11 PM, Pali Rohár <pali.rohar at> wrote:
> Still I want read/write access to storage and want to use mbox as 
> storage (also for easier backup and copy)...
> And my question was how to properly read and write from/to mbox files 
> which are used by dovecot.

There is no method for doing this. Any manual/direct manipulation of the
files risks serious problems.

Fyi, your 'fears' regarding using the IMAP protocol on localhost are
seriously unfounded.

Just use IMAP, and move on with your life.

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