[Imap-uw] mailutil copy question
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Sat Apr 14 10:18:37 PDT 2007
On Sat, 14 Apr 2007, Fred Seaton wrote:
> Is there a way to copy a mailbox from one format to another (i.e., mbox to
> mix) while retaining the original UID numbers? One downside we've seen with
> converting a mailbox format is that clients have to download a fresh copy of
> the mail headers, which on a large mailbox, can be time consuming.
That is what the mixcvt program does. mailutil is a general tool and is
less than fully satisfactory for the purpose of converting to mix format.
mixcvt is a special purpose tool designed to make a well-formed mix
mailbox from the source mailbox.
Besides preserving the UID regime, mixcvt also splits the message store
into multiple ~1MB data files, whereas mailutil will make a single
gigantic mix data file.
Last, but not least, mixcvt can take mix files as its input; this is
useful if you want to consolidate tiny data files (as the result of
expunging) into large 1MB data files.
-- Mark --
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