Importing an mbox into Imap
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Tue May 25 09:47:43 UTC 2010
On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 01:06 -0500, Gabriel Ramirez wrote:
> so it's more a year of Fedora mails, in a file,
Most definitely. There's a few other big ones, but none are nearly as
big as that one.
> I has the same problem tens of thousands emails, I evaluate mbox, vs
> maildir, decided keep with mbox in separated files, because trying to
> rsync that quantity of emails in maildir well seemed in my case take a
> long time.
A while back I tried comparing mbox to maildir with a staggeringly large
number of messages, and found mbox to stay nippy, whereas maildir grinds
to a snail's pace, and just gets worse and worse. I'm not trying to
keep backup copies, of these, so that issue wouldn't arise for me.
> seems which your only options to separate the mbox are:
> but I'm unable to find a procmail recipe to evaluate the original date
> field from a email to construct a mailbox in the format
I figured on keeping them all in one folder, rather than separately
archiving different periods. So I ought to be able to run some commands
that just move *everything* in mbox here over to maildir there?
> and will take hours, but will be automatic
I do use dovecot. I'm not against it spending ages to complete, so long
as it actually does, and doesn't need me to manage it along the way.
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