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Re: Migrate from Maildir/IMAP/Exchange to NNML

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Migrate from Maildir/IMAP/Exchange to NNML
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:35:13 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110009 (No Gnus v0.9) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 20:00:37 -0700 (PDT) brettrandall <> 

b> Hey everyone
b> I used to use Gnus as my mail client, years ago... Used it for about 5
b> years. It was great. Then I needed to have more integration with our
b> internal Exchange server so had to move away to Outlook. Now I'm back
b> to needing Gnus. Outlook, kmail, Evolution, Entourage - they all suck.
b> I need a mail/news client that lets me send an e-mail in a handful of
b> keystrokes rather than needing to click all over the place and wait
b> for God-only-knows-what to finish doing what its doing in the
b> background. Only problem is I need to move all my mail (3gb) of it
b> back from the Exchange server.

b> I've sync'd all 3gb of mail to a local Maildir using offlineimap. I've
b> tried using nnimap to read my mail (by using Courier IMAP as a local
b> server and pointing it to the sync'd Maildir), however its not as
b> stable as I'd like. So, I'd like to turn all my IMAP folders (~/
b> Maildir/.TopLevelFolder, ~/Maildir/.TopLevelFolder.2ndLevelFolder,
b> etc) into NNML folders. Has anyone got a script or other that can
b> already do this? I don't care if it uses the locally sync'd Maildir,
b> whether it talks to an IMAP server (local or remote), or if it reads
b> from a PST - I just need to figure a way of converting all my folders
b> to NNML and then getting Gnus reading them.


Gnus has a native Maildir backend (nnmaildir) which is very good.  Would
that work for you?  It will work fine with your existing setup without
migration work.


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