Help with Dovecot, Postfix and whacky results. [solved]

Derek Broughton derek at
Wed Jun 10 14:29:47 UTC 2009

andrew clarke wrote:

> On Thu 2009-06-04 12:24:05 UTC-0700, Daevid Vincent (daevid at
> wrote:
>> I thought about using "Maildir/" at this juncture, but I have 10 years
>> worth of mail in mbox format and I was worried about converting and all
>> that.
> "mbox2mdir is a small program to convert mail stored in in UN*X Mailbox
> format to QMail's Maildir format."
> I used this a few years ago to convert from mbox to Maildir on a
> FreeBSD machine.  It should be fairly trivial to use in Ubuntu.

Or, just about any Linux email client can read mbox files and write Maildir 
files.  So you import the mbox, and save it to a Maildir folder

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