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How to migrate Qmail mailboxes to Zimbra?

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Previously, we are using qmail - for 40 mailboxes. Now, my management has bought a ZCA - Zimbra collaboration Suite Appliance, using version - 6.0.13. This zimbra appliance is already setup, by the way, how to migrate qmail mailboxes into the zimbra?

Thanks in advance.
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by:noci
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You may have some imap server accessing those files, in that case use IMAPSYNC.

QMAIL mostly uses maildirs (a directory with a cur, new & tmp sub directory) containing the messages. (Each message in a separate file)
So searching for maildir might deliver more like the reference below from the zimbra site.

http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Maildir_to_zmmailbox_with_bash

Note that qmail CAN deliver all mails into a single large file like sendmail does. So you have to check your config.

Various migrations are described here:
http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Mail_Migration
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by:MezzutOzil
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Hi Noci,

Can I have some examples?
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The problem is first what method to use, what format IS your old mailbox [mbox, maildir, other] , where are they? [ directories ]
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let's assume it is a maildir...
Take this: http://wiki.zimbra.com/wiki/Maildir_to_zmmailbox_with_bash

Look at the code and add your own variables for [ head of script ]:
# base folder where msgs will be imported
BFOLDER="old-mbox"
ZMMBOX="/opt/zimbra/bin/zmmailbox"
BDIR=$(pwd)

If you then run the script it will tell you what it intends to do, you can then press enter to continue or ^C to abort...
Please read the script....
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