[Vmail-discuss] spool to maildir

Chris Lightfoot chris at ex-parrot.com
Wed, 30 Apr 2003 11:38:49 +0100

On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 12:38:20PM +0200, Manuel Giorgini wrote:
> In order to work with Courier-IMAPd, I would like to switch from bsd
> spoolfile to maildir format. The problem is, there are lots and lots of
> spool files in this machine. Anybody knows of a program able to rewrite
> existing spoolboxes into mail directories?


To do this safely you'll need to shut down the MTA and
shut all MUAs out too, obviously. Otherwise you need to
play games with locks, which might be a bit complicated
during the translation.

> Secondarily, would it be possible to work with exim + vmailsql + tpop3d in
> such a way that K domains work with maildir, and N-K with spool files?

Um. I think that exim's appendfile transport will DTRT
depending on whether it finds a file to append to or a
directory with cur/ new/ etc. inside it.

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