Jamon Camisso jamon.camisso-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org
Mon Nov 21 03:06:41 UTC 2005

I've been attempting to setup my first full blown mailserver this past 
week. I decided on exim4 and dovecot because they seemed relatively 
painless to get up and running in short order and have all the features 
I need in an imap/maildir setup. Let me say this now -- I'm sure there 
are a million better ways to have done this, but with my limited 
knowledge and ability this setup is what I have and is what I intend to 
keep (unless it will take 5 minutes to change).

My question then: how do I get /var/mail/mboxfile into maildir format? 
I've used the Robin Whittle's Mb2md.pl script on the /home/user/mbox 
file to break it into discreet messages. However, this doesn't help when 
mail has to come from /var/mail/mbox does it? I'm sure I'll have to run 
the script on the /var/mail/mbox file, but won't it still be the default 
location where all new messages are appended?

I can access all the imap folders and subfolders in /home/user/Maildir 
without any problems. However, I cannot retreive any new messages since 
exim4/dovecot, or fetchmail (I really have no idea which, I'm way out of 
my league here) is using the mbox file in /var/mail. How can I configure 
things correctly then?

Thanks for any suggestions regarding my problem, and for any suggestions 
regarding future setups.

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