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

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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?

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?

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 ...