maildirs, dovecot, mail client help

Todd Slater dontodd at
Thu Nov 2 15:57:16 UTC 2006

On 11/2/06, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> Todd Slater wrote:
> > On 11/2/06, wade at <wade at> wrote:
> >
> > You're using Dovecot because you want to access your mail from other
> > machines?
> >
> > First thing I'd worry about is getting Evolution to see the converted
> > mails. You added a new account, chose local maildirs as the type, and
> > pointed it to the top level of your maildirs? On my system I used
> > /home/todd/Mail, on others I've use /home/me/Maildir, you can use
> > whatever you want, but you need to point Evolution to that top-level
> > directory.
> No you don't.  You want evolution pointing to the IMAP server.  Once you put
> the mails into IMAP, you really shouldn't be trying to access them except
> _through_ IMAP.

Yes, I understand, but I thought it would be helpful to determine
first if the mb2md script borked his mails. Once he determines if the
mails are readable by Evolution, he can then focus on what is likely a
config issue with Dovecot.


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