The Maildir e-mail format is a common way of storing e-mail messages, where each message is kept in a separate file with a unique name, and each folder is a directory. The local filesystem handles file locking as messages are added, moved and deleted.

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back up gmail and show backuped emails

I need to make a backup solution of imap/gmail: my idea is to use offlineimap (What can I use to automate backups of Gmail?) save emails in maildir folder and show them via imap dovecot my ...
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Unable to open maildir files other than text editor

I installed Thunderbird with maildir. Email files from the maildir structure open with the text editor (MINE format) but not with Thunderbird. How can I change that situation ? PS1: of course, same ...
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Setup Postfix/dovecot/maysql - receiving mail in Maildir but not in client inbox

I'm not an expert in mail server configuration I successfully setup the server to send mail but i cant find the solution for receiving my emails in the client inbox but i can in my Maildir. response ...
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reinstalling home Maildir

Ok, I was having a bug with my mail. Basically a while ago I got hacked and needed to completely reinstall ubuntu server. I managed to save most of my data, but for some reason wasn't able to copy my ...
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How to create Maildir on user creation?

How do I make the adduser script create the appropriate Maildir directory of the new user? I have an Ubuntu server running postfix. When I first installed it was deliverying emails to /var/mail/<...
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Dovecot crashing Android Mail?

I'm trying to configure Dovecot, it seems to be used a lot and has server side mail filtering which I like. However, all my folders are subfolders of the Inbox which seems to confuse the Android Mail ...
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evolution -> thunderbird migration and archive size

I just migrated my email from evolution 3.2.3 to thunderbird. As that version of evolution is already storing email in maildir format I exported all folders by hand into mbox format (from within ...
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Gnu Mailutils configuration to directly operate on maildir?

I'd like to configure the GNU Mailutils mail program so that it operates on an already existing maildir directory. Currently my mailutils.rc looks like this: mailbox{ mailbox-pattern "maildir:...
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What should be the path for storing Maildir e-mails?

Am I storing e-mails to the correct path? Working from the dovecot-postfix package I'm able to deliver e-mails to myself as so: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ telnet localhost 25 Trying 127.0.0.1... ...
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How can I browse Maildir directories?

I've backed up some email accounts (e.g. Gmail) using getmail. The mails are stored locally using the Maildir format. My question is, how can I browse these mails? Preferably I would not have to use ...
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evolution error: mbox sent folder invalid URI

My dad has a POP email account, and has been using Evolution to manage it since Karmic or Lucid (with no problems). After upgrading him to Oneiric a couple days ago, when I opened evolution, it asked ...
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different mailbox formats for special dovecot/system users

On a server me and a friend set up we're currently using mbox mailbox format. (Think I should mention that my friend set up the mail part of the server and I yet don't know too much about mailserver ...
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Transferring mails and user setting to new mail server [closed]

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 ...