Maildir is an email storage format where each message is kept in a separate file with a unique name, and each folder is a directory.

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Default subfolders for dovecot

For new accounts, dovecot only has a single default folder, the inbox. Is there a way to specify a default set of subfolders, preferably immutable, that exist for each inbox? Ideally, I want each ...
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How to sync Mails from Server to Backup with only the latest Mails remaining on the Server

At the moment i do a simple Mail-Backup: On the server there is a Maildir, and i use rsync to sync the Maildir from server to backup. So i delete on the Server every file which is older than i.e. ...
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Transferring mails and user setting to new mail server

We have a mail server running Debian 5.0. It is one year old now but we want to deploy a new server with Ubuntu Server 10.04. The problem is that we want to transfer all the user mails and settings to ...
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~/Maildir vs /var/mail for e-mail storage

I run a mail server with Exim4 and Dovecot. Currently mail goes to ~/Maildir. However, I am wondering what the relative advantages and disadvantages of storing mail in /var/mail/$user/ is. Is one ...
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Extracting and saving attachments from maildir, deduplicated

I would like to know if there exists a solution for archiving email, stripping out the attachments and saving them separately, deduplicated? The ideal would be a maildir-setup, with a script running ...
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Converting a Maildir to a PST

Does anyone know of any solutions to convert a Maildir to a PST in linux? I'm able to use a program in Windows called Aid4Mail, but that requires me to pull the Maildir down from the server. I've got ...
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Does Dovecot support UIDPLUS (RFC4315)?

I have Dovecot version 1.2.9-1ubuntu6.3 installed on my server (using Maildir+), and I was reading an article on Outlook 2010 that says that Outlook will purge messages immediately if the server ...
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How to create maildir with unix script?

I want to create maildirs with unix script, so question is how to create directory like in this example: example.com/j/o/h/john-2011.04.07.09.35.49/ if i have only three arguments - mailserver ...
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Remove Duplicate Messages from Maildir

I've got a bunch of duplicate messages in my IMAP server's Maildir. What's the best way to remove them? Some relevant points: Shared Message-ID is usually a good enough definition of duplicate. A ...
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How pipe email to PHP with Maildirs

I used to pipe incoming emails using: |/path/to/php/script in .forward file at /home folder. But the actual system I'm working on is based on Maìldir instead MBOX. So that solution does not work. I ...
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Script encrypting Mails on Server [Maildir/GPG]

The idea is to encrypt [cronjob] all mails older than x days with a certain [per user] PGP Key. Mails are stored in Maildir format. Are you guys aware of an existing solution to this? Or maybe ...
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Integrating multiple mailboxes (dovecot, Exim, maildir)

Following an outage, I've ended up with 2 mailboxes for each of my users, on separate machines. I've shut the interim machine down now, and put the mailboxes on the real server in ...
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Maildir and mail attachments

If the mail receive with attachments and mail storage in the server - Maildir. How attachment set in Maildir format? For example: I user maildir for incoming message in my server. I got 1 message ...
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Maildir and users

I have pop3 local server. I want to use mail storage - Maildir format. And i have question: Maildir structure: Maildir tmp cur new Is it for one user? If i have 2 users in my pop3 ...
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Best Practice: Migrating Email Boxes (maildir format)

So here's the situation. I've got about 20,000 maildir email accounts chewing up a several hundred GB of space on our email server. Maildir by nature keeps thousands of tiny a** little files, ...
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Using Maildir as default mailspool

Is it possible to use a Maildir as the mailspool for users on a *nix box? I can get procmail to deliver to a Maildir without any problem, but I want to keep all the nifty features like finger knowing ...
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What file system is better for a Linux mail server?

I have a mail server using maildir format, with about 100GB of data, and several directories have over 20000 files each. I'm currently using ext3, and I noticed that it's a bit slow sometimes. So I'd ...
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Convert outlook PST to IMAP Maildir

I'm currently migrating users from an Exchange to an IMAP Postfix server using Maildir format mailboxes. For now i've been copying mails on outlook from the PST to the new IMAP mailbox, but it's ...
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Move postfix maildir files from one mail server to another

I have a new mail server configured as described in this howto: http://howtoforge.com/virtual-users-domains-postfix-courier-mysql-squirrelmail-ubuntu-9.10 I also have an ancient mail server ...
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Error with procmail script to use Maildir format

I have this code in /etc/procmailrc: DROPPRIVS=yes DEFAULT=$HOME/Maildir/ :0 * ? /usr/bin/test -d $DEFAULT || /bin/mkdir $DEFAULT { } :0 E { # Bail out if directory could not be created ...
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Spamassassin one-liner to tag & move mail with an X-Spam-Flag: YES to a new directory?

Say you have a directory with tens of thousands of messages in it. And you want to separate the spam from the non-spam. Specifically, you would like to: Run spamassassin against the directory, ...
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Move 53,800+ files into 54 separate folders with ~1000 files each?

Trying to import 53,800+ individual files (messages) using Gmail's POP fetcher. Gmail understandably refuses, giving the error: "Too many messages to download. There are too many messages on the ...
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Migrating Outlook PSTs -> Maildir via IMAP

Our small shop has been on Exchange since forever (currently on 2003). However, we use a 3rd party managed Exchange provider and set tight limits on how much server-side storage we allow each user. ...
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maildir in Windows for IMAP

I'm interested in accessing my IMAP accounts offline. I found that maildirs are a simple way to make it work. I found that [offlineimap] takes care of almost everything in making the IMAP->maildir ...
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set mutt default Maildir folder

I have recently set up a mail server running postfix as the MTA, and dovecot as the imap/pop3 daemon. Originally, and by default on Debian, it was using the mbox format. For reliability reasons, I ...
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How can I disable drweb update notifications, and why can't ./Maildir be found? [closed]

Recently, I have started receiving the following failure notice from the qmail Mailer Daemon: Hi. This is the qmail-send program at domain I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the ...
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LDA for Exim+SA

I have a mail server running Exim and Dovecot, backed by MySQL for virtual users. Spamassassin is configured and seems to be working reasonably, but sending flagged spams to a "spam" dir for the ...
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Decode TNEF / winmail.dat in whole Maildir

because of a transition from MS Exchange to Courier IMAP, all our old mail messages have a winmail.dat attachment, which sometimes contains also the message's original attachments. I am looking for a ...
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Can't sent to Maildir : postfix

I set up /etc/postfix/main.cf smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Ubuntu) biff = no append_dot_mydomain = no readme_directory = no smtpd_tls_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem ...
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What is the best filesystem for Maildir folders storage? [closed]

Projected volume size is around 1TB,. Filesystem should perform fast when dealing with LOTS of files in every folder. Snapshots support would be great, for backup purpose, but not compulsory. It ...
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postfix maildir with custom path

I need to have postfix store mail in a maildir in /var/mail/<DOMAIN>/<USER>. I've got mail_spool_directory = /var/mail and I'm preparing home_mailbox = but I don't know where to go ...
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How to organise Maildir subdirectories

I have a mailserver: Postfix for transfer Dovecot/IMAP for reading Maildir for storage Thunderbird as main supported client (but of course, I want to be compatible with all) Roundcube for webmail ...