This documentation is for Dovecot v1.x, see wiki2 for v2.x documentation.

Mailbox Formats

Mailbox formats supported by Dovecot:

Mailbox formats not supported by Dovecot:

Adding support for new formats for Dovecot isn't very difficult, although it can be time consuming. Dovecot exposes a nice and simple API which needs to be implemented.

Software Support

Format/Software

Dovecot

UW-IMAP

Courier-IMAP

Exim

Postfix

PINE

mutt

procmail

maildrop

mbox

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

mbx

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

maildir

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes (3.22)

Yes

mailstore

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

dbox

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

MH

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Conversion Between Mailbox Formats

See Migration/MailFormat.

References

MailboxFormat (last edited 2012-02-09 03:54:31 by TimoSirainen)