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    Default Zimbra mail storage format

    I'm thinking about moving my organization to Zimbra, but I'm very concerned about switching to a proprietary solution that we can't easily switch back from. I know that we could use imapsync to switch back, but that seems like a pretty ugly solution

    How does Zimbra store its mail? Is it a standard maildir format that we could simply port over to anything that reads maildir? Or is it completely proprietary?

    Thanks,

    --Wolfe

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    Welcome to the forums.

    It's not a proprietary solution, search the forums for answers to your question - it's been covered before.
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    Default Looking for information

    I've spent about 45 minutes browsing the forums and the web looking for information on this. Here's what I've been able to figure out:

    http://www.zimbra.com/forums/showthr...8&goto=newpost
    http://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?tit...g_Mail_Routing
    http://www.zimbra.com/about/what_is_...ut_zimbra.html

    In short, I can read that the "Message Store" is located in /opt/zimbra/store and everything is stored by its Zimbra message ID. Messages are stored in MIME format, one per file.

    So, I assume that with just a little hacking one could convert this to maildir on a courier server fairly easily? Or am I missing something?

    Thanks,

    --Wolfe

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    Default Sounds good.

    Quote Originally Posted by malawi_gin View Post
    \In short, I can read that the "Message Store" is located in /opt/zimbra/store and everything is stored by its Zimbra message ID. Messages are stored in MIME format, one per file.

    So, I assume that with just a little hacking one could convert this to maildir on a courier server fairly easily? Or am I missing something?
    Yeah, I can't see why that wouldn't work.
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