move messages directly from one IMAP inbox to another

mailutil appenddelete '{src.mailsrv1.com:993/imap/norsh/notls/ssl/novalidate-cert/user="username"}INBOX' '{dest.mailsrv2.com:143/imap/norsh/notls/user="username"}INBOX'
This one-liner was useful in helping someone I know to get off of MS Exchange. `mailutil` proved to be a much better alternative than `fetchmail` or `getmail` in this case. It quickly moved all mails to the destination server (a simple Dovecot/Maildir setup), with no need to convert back and forth between mbox/maildir on the user's own system.

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By: mhs
2011-02-08 09:37:05

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