[CentOS] Archive mail format?

Wed Nov 2 22:26:43 UTC 2011
Bill Campbell <centos at celestial.com>

On Wed, Nov 02, 2011, Les Mikesell wrote:
>Thanks - I think most of what I'd want to keep is still accessible via
>imap.   What I'm wondering is if there is a general consensus about
>the file format for long term storage that would be most likely to
>permit direct search and access from some future mail reader, possibly
>on some other OS.  I suppose I could make a VM image that I could fire
>up as an imap server again, but that seems kind of cumbersome.

I would store in Maildir format as it's simple, supported by
several IMAP servers (e.g. courier-imap and dovecot), and it's
very easy to use standard *nix tools to search and/or manipulate

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