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Re: [Nmh-workers] IMAP server that can speak MN folders

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] IMAP server that can speak MN folders
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 10:32:58 -0500

>Over the holidays, I replaced my 15-year old mail server (two hardware
>generations, three / disks, upgraded from NetBSD 0.9...) with a new
>install based upon Postfix and Cyrus.  But, I think I made the wrong
>choice in Cyrus.  I should have gone for another IMAP daemon, one that
>stores in either Maildir or better MH.

Right, I think you're going to have a tough time with Cyrus doing that.

>What I'd like to do is to have my archives, which are in MH, available
>via IMAP.  My wife uses mutt, but would like her archives (in mbox
>format) available via IMAP.

If you remember this thread from last month:


Paul Vixie made what I consider to be a convincing argument that Maildir
support for MH folders is doable and if we get THAT working, you could
simply share those folders with a capable IMAP server (which seems to
be Dovecot).  Paul has also been saying, "Hey, people, why don't you
get your shit together and put most of the MH functionality in a shared
library so this sort of thing is easier?".  Hopefully I can chew on that
this month.

As I understand it UW-IMAP handles MH folders natively.  I hate to
spread FUD, but I vaguely remember there were some issues with that.
Huh, and I just see a messages from Marc Crispin in 2010 saying that
UW-IMAP is a dead project?  So if I were you, I'd see about maybe trying
to switch to Dovecot if that is possible.


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