On Wednesday 24 May 2006 02:55, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> On May 23, 2006, at 11:14 PM, Olivier Nicole wrote:
> >> Installing it from ports (/usr/ports/mail/courier-imap) is
> >> pretty straightforward, and most settings can be left at the
> >> default, at least
> >
> > True, except...
> >
> > Courrier-imap is using maildir mailboxes, so unless the existing
> > system already uses maildir, there will be some disturbance at
> > the conversion time.
> Can be done very minimally.  When we converted from mbox to maildir
> (coincidentally to courier) about 4 years ago we just did it in the
> middle of the night and had a script that converted the mbox to
> maildir (found on a qmail site) and it went fast and quick and mail
> access was turned off for only a short time...
> Probably less of a hassle then moving to cyrus but my experience
> with cyrus was long ago
I made the switch from an mbox -> cyrus/maildir setup several months 
ago and it went smoothly.  You just need to make sure you run 
reconstruct after the conversion so the index is up to date.
Anish Mistry
AM Productions http://am-productions.biz/

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