[CentOS] Converting to maildir

Tue Jan 4 13:52:23 UTC 2011
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>

On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 20:17 -0500, Jason Pyeron wrote:
> Looking for a guide on converting to Maildir.
> Here are our relevant specs.
> sendmail-8.12.11-4.RHEL3.6 (we may not be able to upgrade this due to too many
> modifications)
> imap-2002d-14
> procmail-3.22-10.el3.centos.0
> To a maildir setup...
> <rant>
> I was in a panic today at work because the backup server is filling up too
> quickly, backing up peoples email. Further it is not backing up often enough. I
> just lost all of today's email. I hate mbox and imap and outlook...
> </rant>
> All the maildir stuff I can find is postfix oriented.

Because sendmail is rapidly fading into history?

>  From what I can read in
> procmail man pages, it supports maildir and sendmail uses procmail as the LDA,
> hence sendmail "supports" it.

There are numerous IMAP servers that support maildir, and scripts to
import MBOX files - that is how I would approach it.  [But then I
wouldn't use Maildir; I mean, really, who cares what format your
messages are in - use IMAP and network access your message store.  Cyrus
IMAPd will index and filter all your messages for you].