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Backing up an imap mbox with git, is it a good idea?

I'm trying to setup a new mail server for my personal use, and I want to do it better than all the prior times. One thing that has always concerned me is backing up my inbox and other folders. In ...
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Read-only archived maildir tree from Linux

I have archived my old mails (from another system which goes back forever). I do NOT want to import it anywhere, but I do want to be able to read it. Ideally it should also work when I make everything ...
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What is “Unix Mailspool (Movemail)”?

Thunderbird only offers to create another account in the format "Unix Mailspool (Movemail)". What is this format? It looks different from "Maildir".
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Can Dovecot IMAP automatically create Maildir folders for new (virtual) users?

everyone. I am learning to set up a dovecot home IMAP server using a virtual Ubuntu 12.04 machine. My intention is eventually to have a home server that uses POP3 to take email from several addresses ...
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Keeping two synched sets of mailboxes

I have a desktop at work, a desktop at home, and a laptop (all linux). My laptop usually stays in my office, because even though it's light, I don't care to carry useless weight: I have remote ssh ...
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Dovecot+Sendmail+MailDir on Redhat 6.4…How?

Okay, there is a lot I have read through and I have setup everything in Dovecot (v.2.0.9) that I can recognize from the instructions. I have a Maildir directory setup, using both IMAP and POP3, using ...
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How can I transfer emails from KMail 4 to Thunderbird 9?

I'm trying to transfer the locally stored emails from KMail 4 on an old computer to Thunderbird 9 on a new computer. I'm aware that KMail uses maildir format and Thunderbird uses some variant of mbox. ...