mb2md - Converting Mbox mailboxes to Maildir format

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. http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/mb2md/



    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


    • /usr/bin/mb2md
    • /usr/share/doc/mb2md/USAGE.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mb2md/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mb2md/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mb2md.1.gz


    2008-03-19 - Noèl Köthe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.20-4) unstable; urgency=low * Update documentation (closes: #438891, #438893, #438896, #438898) (Patch from Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs@d.o) Thanks a lot * Updated Standards-Version with changes

    2007-06-18 - Noèl Köthe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.20-3) unstable; urgency=low * updated Standards-Version * corrected description (closes: Bug#421764)

    2005-07-04 - Noèl Köthe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.20-2) unstable; urgency=low * fixed manpage typo (closes: Bug#280797) * updated Standards-Version * added watchfile

    2004-04-09 - Noèl Köthe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.20-1) unstable; urgency=low * new upstream release 2004-03-28 * added support for \r\n mboxes (closes: Bug#231190) (closes: Bug#231188) * "follow the Maildir spec more closely" (closes: Bug#208240)

    2003-09-10 - Noèl Köthe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.10-6) unstable; urgency=low * updated Standards-Version * control, copyright and changelog are now utf8 * correct mb2md-h in manpage (closes: Bug#207563) * added missing USAGE to package and a hint into the manpage (closes: Bug#207571) (closes: Bug#207566)

    2003-05-05 - Noel Koethe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.10-5) unstable; urgency=low * added missing build-dep docbook-to-man (closes: Bug#191726)

    2003-05-02 - Noel Koethe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.10-4) unstable; urgency=low * command name is now "mb2md" without version and without .pl (closes: Bug#191614) * added manpage to the package (closes: Bug#189608)

    2003-04-06 - Noel Koethe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.10-3) unstable; urgency=low * added patch from Glen Harris which added correct handling when $MAIL isn't set. (closes: Bug#187532) * fixed spelling error in description * updated Standards-Version to 3.5.9

    2003-03-08 - Noel Koethe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.10-2) unstable; urgency=low * corrected debian/rules for the missing Debian changelog

    2003-03-07 - Noel Koethe <noel@debian.org> mb2md (3.10-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Release. (closes: Bug#183073)