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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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Courier does not show IMAP Maildir folders

I am in the process of moving a courier IMAP server from one machine to another. Maildirs have been set up, all the messages have been copied successfully. There are a few IMAP folders that show up in ...
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Dovecot mail migration from mdbox

I’m trying to migrate mdbox to maildir based on https://wiki.dovecot.org/Migration/MailFormat I have modified dovecot.conf and set mail_location=maildir:/tmp/destination/mailboxes/ Then I had run /...
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Dovecot mdbox to mbox/MailDir/eml conversion

Is there any way to convert Dovecot's mdbox/dbox to mbox, MailDir or eml format (or any other easy to import format)?
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Convert a raw email message to plain text in linux

I'm in the cur folder of a maildir store. I want to cat a message .. pipe it to a command .. and have the body of the message spit out. Simple. Example: If its a mime message .. and there is a ...
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Postfix Maildir virtual_mailbox_maps and virtual_alias_maps with multiple entries

Using Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial / Postfix 3.1.0 I have setup virtual_mailbox_maps with virtual_alias_maps using Maildir. I need Postfix to deliver mail both to an outside email address and to the ...
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Postfix not adding email size flag with maildirs

Dovecot requires emails in maildirs to have ,S= -flag on emails to be compressed, but I cannot seem to find a way to make Postfix to add this flag. Is there some configuration option or is there other ...
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How do I get Courier Maildrop to log data?

Background I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on a virtual machine. It is the mail server for a small medical clinic. We are trying to move mail filtering from the client-side to the server-side, and I am ...
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Dovecot and lz4: unknown handler

I'm trying to compress my incoming Maildir-formatted mail. My server is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-mail.conf: mail_plugins = $mail_plugins zlib In /etc/dovecot/conf.d/90-plugin....
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Postfix with Maildir and popper as pop3 server

I am trying to run postfix with "maildir" feature and qpopper as pop3 server and I'm stuck. When I disable "Maildir" feature, popper is running fine, but I would like to make it work with MailDir. I ...
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Fast way to filter spam messages from maildir?

I have a Maildir with about 50k emails, about 42k of which are spam (the result of leaving my domain and email up and not using it for 2 years). I have the following script to try and filter out spam:...
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I use postfix, why does my Maildir contain 14,000 files?

As I am about to drop a server, I thought, I should clean up my Maildir directory, just in case. It may contain some emails with password and such so I do not want those to be readable by others. I ...
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Mail delivered but not seen in client

I have the following mail server setup (dovecot --version = 2.2.13 , postfix version=2.11.3-1), the user aliases are stored in mariadb and the authentication is against an active directory server. ...
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Some IMAP folders not showing in Roundcube after email server migration

I'm in the process of moving email servers and am having some with nested IMAP folder. The new server uses a mailinabox installation and is based on postfix, just as the old email server was. I thus ...
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Sendmail/dovecot/procmail: Maildir permissions

I've just spent several hours in the middle of the night trying to migrate a Maildir setup from Centos 5.6 to Centos 7.2. I found dozens of hits on how to do this, all completely useless - a few gave ...
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Migrate Dovecot 0.99 to Dovecot 2.x and preserve POP UIDs

I have an old server running Sendmail and Dovecot 0.99. There are about 50 email accounts on this server, associated with various domain names hosted on it. The email data is stored in MBOX format ...
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Postfix maildir delivery failed - are my mails lost?

I was facing the problem that postfix could not deliver emails to my home-directory. I have a running Ubuntu 14.04 server and due to some problem with encrypted home-drive postfix was not able to ...
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Make consistent copy of maildir

Assuming I'm using Dovecot and it's maildir format to save and access mails on a server. How do I avoid race conditions while copying a maildir? I did read some tutorial about backups and using ...
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Correct Namespace config for Sent/Drafts/Trash with dovecot

Dovecot seems to configure namespaces by default (conf.d/10-mail.conf and conf.d/15-mailboxes.conf) this way: # 10-mail.conf mail_location = mbox:~/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u namespace inbox { inbox =...
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Procmail and thunderbird: folder/maildir created with root as owner

I have a mailserver configured(spamassassin+procmail+sendmail+dovecot) I want all spam mails redirected to spam folder I set /etc/procmail DEFAULT=/var/spool/mail/$LOGNAME/new ORGMAIL=/var/spool/mail/...
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Import mail from Google apps to Postfix/Dovecot Maildir

I was using Google apps for work and now I set up my own mail server since I have a lot of users and paying Google would be too much for that number :( Currently my Postfix and Dovecot are set to use ...
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Create a Dovecot Maildir structure (with indexes) from loose Maildir files: Best way?

I have a directory with a few thousand email files from another Dovecot-based server, but they have no indexes. I'd like to "import" these into an existing, live Dovecot directory structure such that ...
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Quota in Postfix, Dovecot with Maildir Not working

I've some problem with quota with Maildir. If I install a plugin in Thunderbird that shows Quota's it's working and my quota is like 300%. But I can still send and recieve mails. I'm not running any ...
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Delete old e-mails from a Maildir

I am currently trying to figure out how I can delete old e-mails in one folder of a Maildir installation on a Debian server. Basically what I want to do is to run a cron job every day or so that ...
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Postfix/Dovecot - Multiple Domains and Multiple Linux Accounts

I have been trying to setup a new mail server to migrate from my VPS, as my host has decided to close its doors. The old server was running Exim/Courier (nearly a decade old at this point,) and I'm ...
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Dovecot SELinux MailDir permission denied

I have dovecot installed on CentOS 7.1. In the past, I have often just disabled SELinux, but now I want to have a server with SELinux that works for me. Anyhow, I have mail stored in /home/USER/...
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Backup maildir to windows cifs share

How can I incrementally backup a maildir to a cifs share without creating a full image each time? I have dovecot running with some large mail accounts. The only backup available is on a Windows ...
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How do I move a Maildir to a subdirectory of another user?

When an employee has left the company I want to move their entire Maildir to be a folder in an "old employees" account. Given that Maildir uses the filesystem exclusively, I feel it should be ...
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Maildir on Debian Squeeze - Finding email boxes on /lost+found

A server that I'm helping to administrate had a severe file system problem and now there's a lot of files inside the /lost+found directory. I'd like to find the user@example.com's received and sent ...
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Who is telling where cur,new and tmp are created using Postfixadmin with Maildir

I was trying to realized which configuration is telling where cur,tmp and new are created. Of course I've beein using virtual user and I receive and send mails into virtualuser/domain/user/Maildir/new ...
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How to move cur tmp new directories directly in virtual user home?

Reading the Maildir documentation they just mention folder should be like user/Maildir/cur tmp new So my virtual users have it without Maildir folder like: user/...
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Postix or Dovecot debug log for Maildir folder, Virtual user mail folder owner and permission

I'm no able to find a complete tutorial about Maildir and the folders where reside owner and permissions if there's any and you already found it , please share. Anyway I wonder if there is a way to ...
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Creating missing Maildir++ folders in Dovecot

I'm running Dovecot on my mail server and storing messages in the Maildir++ format. I have the following directories (as well as the usual Maildir directories) in /var/mail/user: .Something.2013 ....
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Maildir “new” has messages but Inbox is empty

I'm installing a new mail server (Postfix/Dovecot+Maildir) in a fresh OS. Using Thunderbird (or Squirrelmail) I can send mails but my inbox is empty even when I can see them in /home/<mailuser>/...
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How to set the last directory in “mail_location” setting of dovecot?

I have: mail_location = maildir:/srv/vmail/%d/%n However in reality, Dovecot stores mails in: /srv/vmail/%d/%n/mail I need to migrate a mailboxes that ends with "Maildir" instead of "mail". How can ...
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Read mail from Postfix using shell script [closed]

I would like to be able to read incoming mail from a Postfix MTA using a shell script. The shell script should be able to retrieve the mail headers, subject, body, attachments, etc., then mark the ...
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Dovecot: deliver reply into same folder as replied-to message

UPDATE (2 sept 2014 13:01): Just to clarify, I'm interested in handling an incoming reply from someone else, so coming in via SMTP. If it is a reply to an email that is already in some mail folder, it ...
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New Dovecot install not allowing login, giving permissions error despite saying that permissions “appear ok”

I'm installing dovecot onto a Virtualbox VM running Ubuntu Server 64-bit 14.04 guest. Dovecot itself is being installed into a Docker container (I'm not sure that that's relevant here, but am noting ...
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postfix+dovecot store maildir format mail in /var/mail

I want to set up a mail server using postfix and dovecot, that stores mail using the maildir format, and I don't want any of these files to go in user's home directories. Wherever I search for how to ...
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How to set up squirrelmail read from Maildir

I have the problem that my squirrelmail is not reading mails from Maildir. So my Inbox in squirrelmail is always empty. How can I fix it? This should be the path for Maildir: /home/someuser/Maildir. ...
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How do I convert all accounts on a dovecot IMAP server from one Maildir layout to another?

I am currently running dovecot 2.x on a server with the following layout for mailboxes: mail_location = maildir:~/Maildir I would like to change the layout to this format: mail_location = maildir:~/...
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Maintain email timestamp when transferring between email servers using an email client

I am running two different email servers using Postfix and Dovecot. Some of my users have accounts on both servers and sometimes transfer emails from one to the other through their email client. When ...
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Debian mail server's Maildir folder with too many files causing disk I/O to go on high load

I have a Debian mail server running Postfix, Courier and Maildir, with disks on EXT3 filesystem. I have noticed that when I use my webmail application (Squirrelmail, in this case). It gets some kind ...
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Attribute caching of dovecot maildir boxes over NFS

I admin a mail server cluster: there're two different hosts that use a common NFS share to store maildir. Dovecot is the LDA. CPU load on NFS is really high, although real i/o operation on the disk ...
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What are the practical differences between Maildir and Mbox?

Although I understand the basics of the two storage formats (1 file per email under Maildir vs. 1 single file per mailbox under mbox), I am wondering what the practical implications are here - Is one ...
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Making sure Postfix MDA and Dovecot IMAP understand mailbox location?

I want to setup Postfix and Dovecot with Postfix as the SMTP MTA (mail transfer agent) and the MDA (mail delivery agent) and Dovecot just as the IMAP server, but I want to make sure that they each ...
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Read email status from files in maildir mailbox?

In /home/myusername/mail/mysite.com/info/cur, there's a list of all my raw emails, which looks something like this ... 1378731701.H58419P6671.mail.myhost.com,S\=6894:2, 1378732793.H58419P6672....
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Migrated mbox to Maildir, how to avoid mail client from re-downloading emails?

We have moved emails in a postfix server from huge mbox files to MailDir, but when trying out one Outlook client, found that it redownloads all mail as duplicate unread messages.
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Moving Maildir directory out of /home

I have a computer with Ubuntu 13.04 with a local IMAP server that I use to share email over the LAN. I set this computer up to have an encrypted /home, however this therefore means that anyone logging ...
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How to enable maildir in Dovecot deliver with Sendmail local_procmail

There is documentation around on how to make /usr/local/bin/procmail work with delivering to a maildir. However, it is my understanding that it is also possible to avoid procmail altogether, and have ...
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is it safe to remove mails on imap server with “rm”?

I use dovecot IMAP server and want to delete big unneeded mails: cd /var/spool/foouser; du -a | sort -rn > /var/tmp/du-mail-foouser.log Now I see big mails at the top and after looking at them I ...