Dovecot mbox & other programs
tom at whyscream.net
Tue Jun 9 16:16:43 UTC 2015
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On 09-06-15 15:05, Pali Rohár wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 June 2015 08:44:06 Charles Marcus wrote:
>> On 6/9/2015 8:36 AM, Charles Marcus <CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com>
>>> On 6/8/2015 5:11 PM, Pali RohĂĄr <pali.rohar at gmail.com> 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.
>> Guess that should have read:
>> There is no 'proper' or safe way for doing this.
> Ok, thanks for information!
> Anyway I think that for atomic/snapshot read of mbox file should be
> ok (when lock is not acquired by dovecot). Or not?
> And which emails in mbox are used only internally by dovecot? Only
> those which have X-IMAPbase header? Or are there any other emails
> which should I ignore when I parse mbox file (for read access)?
It's a standard, so you can read up on it:
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