Loving Zimbra, great mail client/server and so far haven't seen any major issue with it that I can't find a workaround for. This particular one I can use thunderbird to accomplish but it would be great if Zimbra did it internally. Let me describe what I did and that should hopefully make my title clearer.
I was reading up on how to copy over email from my old mail server to the new zimbra server. Using the cli command required several yum packages to be installed and I'd rather keep my install slim as its in an openvz centos 5.4 vps. I decided to copy everything over using standard IMAP abilities, so I loaded thunderbird up which had my old emails and added my Zimbra account to it, then I just copied all the emails I wanted saved to the Zimbra folder. Worked beautifully. Everything I sent over showed up damn near instantly, about 30k emails.
The one thing that isn't working is none of those emails copied over via IMAP are searchable. It looks like Zimbra must create the search index upon reception of the emails through normal smtp or something. Is there anyway to have it reindex the emails? Resending the emails isn't an option as keeping the original dates is critical to their usefulness to me, thanks for any help!