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  1. #1
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    Switching from mbox to maildir formats?

    Folks,

    We are running RHEL 4 servers using sendmail, qpopper and
    UW Imap. Right now we are using the old mbox format for
    user mail and now we are suffering from inefficiency.

    Has anybody gone through the conversion process when there
    are a LOT of existing accounts and we want to avoid service
    interruptions. Any links to a guide?

    Thanks!
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  3. #3
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    Rekhatitus,

    Okay, thanks for the link, will check it out. Would appreciate
    any feedback from anyone who has actually gone through the
    process of converting an existing sendmail, qpopper, UW-IMAP to
    maildir from mbox. We have a large customer base and want
    to avoid any 'gotchas'.

    Thanks!
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    John Murtari
    http://www.SoftwareWorkshop.com/

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    I strongly suggest backing up all the mail before doing the upgrade and asking users to download all of their mail first too. I've seen many instances where mail was lost during the upgrade, even with proper conversion, mainly with subfolders/mailboxes.
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