Migrating from Olde server to Dovecot

aki.tuomi at dovecot.fi aki.tuomi at dovecot.fi
Mon Apr 4 10:48:16 UTC 2016

> the descriptions here are for moving between formats.
> http://wiki.dovecot.org/Migration/MailFormat
> Isn't mbox one big file that you can copy across ?
> I have just made a new server with Maildir format.
> Probably it is not the thing to do but I copied the old ~/Maildir/cur 
> contents to new ~/Maildir/new (or cur I forget which) seems to work 
> except they all get the same date.
> mick


mdbox is pretty good mix between maildir and mbox. Copying those files should work if you use option in copy to preserve timestamps.

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Aki Tuomi
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