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Re: missing /var/mail

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On 02/02/08 10:22, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 09:45:42PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>  > 
>>> There are other mailbox formats, most notably Maildir, which store each
>>> message in a separate file.  If the system drops while a file is being
>>> written and that file's data is lost, then you only lose one message
>>> instead of the whole mailbox.
>> That's exactly what I meant
> OK.  With stock Debian's exim4 and mutt, how do I switch from mbox to
> maildir?

I use postfix, and the only modification to it's main.cf is:
home_mailbox = Maildir/

Regarding conversion: Google for "mb2md.pl", which, as it's name
implies, is a Perl script to convert from mbox to Maildir.  Maildir
directories are created with maildirmake(1).

You could also "cheat" and use a GUI MUA to drag the mails from mbox
to IMAP.

Also, I use courier-imap to access the Maildirs, so my .muttrc looks
$ grep imap .muttrc
set imap_user=me
set spoolfile=imap://haggis/INBOX
set folder=imap://haggis/INBOX.
set record=imap://haggis/INBOX/Sent

>          I assume that once I do, the user's interaction with the mail
> from within Mutt will look the same?

I don't see why not...

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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