mb2md - Converting Mbox mailboxes to Maildir format

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name mb2md
Package version 3.20
Package release 4
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 112 B
Download size 23.61 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
A Perl script that takes one or more Mbox format mailbox files in a
directory and convert them to Maildir format mailboxes. As the Mbox
format has some drawbacks, D. J. Bernstein created the Maildir format
when he wrote Qmail. With the Mbox format all mail of a specific
folder is stored as one large text file. The Maildir format stores
each mail as a separate file. It is a faster and more efficient way
to store mail. It works particularly well over NFS, which has a long
history of locking-related woes.
The Mbox format is used by most of the POP3/IMAP servers, most mail
servers (MTAs) and mail readers (MUAs). The Maildir format is used
by Qmail, Courier-MTA and can be also used as a alternative mail
storage format by Postfix and Exim. A good POP3/IMAP server for
Maildirs is Courier IMAP.
Mb2md.pl does not only convert mailbox files into a Maildir but
also the /var/spool/mail/$USER mailspool file. It is smart enough
to not transfer a dummy message such as the UW IMAPD puts at the
start of Mbox mailboxes - and you could add your own search terms
into the script to make it ignore other forms of dummy first message.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mb2md_3.20-4_all.deb 3.20 all Ubuntu Universe
mb2md - - -


Name Value
libtimedate-perl -
perl5 -


Type URL
Binary Package mb2md_3.20-4_all.deb
Source Package mb2md

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mb2md deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mb2md



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