Questions tagged [mbox]

mbox is an email storage format where all message is kept in single file. New message was appended below the last message.

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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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Problems importing mbox files to Dovecot sdbox with doveadm

OK, I need a couple of rep points and I'm about to pull the pin on this... I'm trying to import some mbox files into a Dovecot sdbox store using something along the lines of: doveadm -D import -u ...
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Desktop notifications for failed cron jobs on Ubuntu/Unity

How can I receive notifications of failed cron jobs via my Unity desktop environment? The age-old solution of having cron send emails is problematic as my ISP doesn't provide an SMTP server, and it's ...
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postfix local delivery mbox Permission denied

I recently switched from sendmail to postfix. My /etc/aliases says: [...] postmaster: /var/spool/mail/postmaster [...] The permissions are: -rw-rw---- 1 postfix mail 4.9M Aug 9 13:54 /var/spool/...
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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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Spamassassin + Gmail + Mbox

If I give sa-learn Maildir mails to train it as spam, it takes them without problems, but when trying to use a mbox file containing spam emails from my personal Gmail account (using https://takeout....
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Extracting the date of the latest message from an mbox file

How would I go about extracting the "Date:" header for the latest received message in an mbox file? Note that it's not simply an issue of grep'ing for the latest occurrence of "^Date:", since it ...
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connect to groupwise mbox with mutt

I am try to extract the GroupWise mailbox userlist and emails via script. I am told that Groupwise is in mbox format mutt looks for .maildir which does not exist on a Novell server. How can I ...
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Dovecot doesn't use my mail_location parameter

I'm using Exim 4.72 and Dovecot 1.2.15 on Debian 6.0.9. Exim delivers emails to /home/username in a mbox file. dovecot.conf mail_location = mbox:~/:INBOX=/var/mail/%n But - dovecot -n ...
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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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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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Convert single mbox file from Mac OS to linux courier mailbox format

I have a MAC OS mbox file. Each user has his own folder and each folder has a file named mbox in it. How can I convert this single large mbox file to individual email files, like the directory ...
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Save sent mail in sent box with “mail” command

Mails sent using the mail clients are saved, but I want also that my system saves the sent mail using cron and the "mail" command to the "sent" box. Is this possible? I use sendmail as mail server on ...
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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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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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How to upload an mbox file to an IMAP server

I decided to play with Mutt, and after quitting discovered that it had moved all the mails from my IMAP server to a local mbox file. I would like to put those mails back in the IMAP server. Is there ...