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Re: Migrate from Maildir/IMAP/Exchange to NNML

From: brettrandall
Subject: Re: Migrate from Maildir/IMAP/Exchange to NNML
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:33:59 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Apr 22, 7:24 am, brettrandall <> wrote:
> On Apr 21, 5:47 pm, Nicolas KOWALSKI <> wrote:
> > brettrandall <> writes:
> > > Has anyone got a script or other that can already do this? I don't
> > > care if it uses the locally sync'd Maildir, whether it talks to an
> > > IMAP server (local or remote), or if it reads from a PST - I just
> > > need to figure a way of converting all my folders to NNML and then
> > > getting Gnus reading them.
> > I would use 'mailutil', coming from UW-imapd distribution. The general
> > idea is to transfer mails from an IMAP server to local 'mx' format.
> > The 'mx' format works like 'mh', so the data files are fully readable
> > in the Gnus nnml backend after rebuilding its databases using
> > `M-x nnml-generate-nov-databases'.
> That sounds like a great idea. I'll give that a go today and report
> back. Thanks for your help!

Ok I've given that tool a go but it comes up with an error. This is
probably not the best place to post this question but just in case
you've had this before I thought I'd start here:

brett@secludedvalley:~$ mailutil transfer -v '{imapserver/notls/norsh/
user=brett}INBOX' ''
[Trying IP address []]
[Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 IMAP4rev1 server version 6.5.7638.1
(imapserver) ready.]
Listing mailboxes...
Copying {imapserver:143/imap/notls/user="brett"}INBOX/Personal
[Reusing connection to imapserver/user="brett"]
[Mailbox is empty]
Can't create mailbox /home/brett/Mail/INBOX/Personal: invalid MX-
format name
[Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 IMAP4rev1 server version 6.5.7638.1
signing off.]

Any idea what that "invalid MX-format name" is? I tried it without
"INBOX" and it died on the "Calendar" folder.

If no idea I'll post this off to a UW list somewhere. Thanks!


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