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    Default imapsync - wrong folder path translation

    We're in the process of migrating from SLOX 4.1 to Zimbra 4.5, which basically works out well, thanks to imapsync. Because we don't have all user passwords, we log in as the cyrus user on the source machine, who has subscribed to all users' mailboxes. This works mostly all right with the command line below (login stuff has been removed for brevity):

    imapsync --subscribe \
    --syncinternaldates \
    --subscribed \
    --regextrans2 's/user<username>'/\//' \
    --include '/'<username>'/'

    to transfer a user's mails. There are two problems, though:
    - The folders are translated into a flat hierarchy with the slashes removed - what used to be /Private/Ebay/Sold is now /PrivateEbaySold
    - Mails from the actual inbox aren't transferred, only those that are in subfolders.

    I played a bit with imapsync's source, but couldn't solve these issues. Any hints are greatly appreciated!

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    Thatcher, AZ
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    Hey Kevin,
    Sorry, but I don't know. I've forwarded this onto someone, and you should get an answer soon.

    If you don't, please pvt me, or e-mail me at


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    San Mateo, CA
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    Do the folders have / in the names? If you rename the folders to _ will that work? There have been other reports on the web with problems with imapsync and /'s.
    Looking for new beta users -> Co-Founder of Acompli. Previously worked at Zimbra (and Yahoo! & VMware) since 2005.

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