[Evolution] Re: Converting from MH to Evolution

On Tue, 2002-04-09 at 12:11, Lance A. Brown wrote:
    Matt Meola <mmeola vericept com> writes:
    > Having used MH before, and converted before, here's my recommendation:
    > For each message in each folder, pipe it through 'formail' (to insure
    > that the headers are sane) and pipe that through a procmail filter that
    > just looks like this:
    >     :0 w
    >     * 
    >     ./
    > procmail groks Maildirs, so this will fill your IMAP inbox with every
    > last bit of mail you have in MH.  Evo can then filter it into the
    > appropriate places.
    That's a rather large hammer, don't you think?  I'm talking about
    300Meg of email in my folders right now and hundreds of messages per
    day incoming.  I was hoping to maintain procmail as delivery agent and
    use Evo to access it.

Well, yes, it's a pretty large, cold hammer.  But consider:  you're
asking not to access your mail differently, as you are to move it from
one format to another.

I suppose you could just move each mail message from one MH folder into
the "new/" subdirectory under the corresponding IMAP folder, but the
names are a bit different; I don't know how the IMAP server will play
with MH mail message names, if it even makes a difference at all.

I use fetchmail and procmail to sort my mail automatically into my IMAP
mailboxes; it's not difficult at all.  Then, I just have evo check the
folders for new mail every so often.

Point being that if I can do it, you certainly can too.

Matt Meola
AF0D            http://www.qsl.net/af0d

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