Thunderbird/MBOX to IMAP/Maildir migration done easy with mb2md

Convert MBOX Mail files into Maildir using Linux

*You need perl an the TimeDate module

Get the free Perl script mb2md from the project/author's site:
wget http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/mb2md/mb2md-3.20.pl.gz
gunzip mb2md-3.20.pl.gz


#remember you need timedate or you'll get this error:
./mb2md-3.20.pl
Can't locate Date/Parse.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8 .) at ./mb2md-3.20.pl line 385.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./mb2md-3.20.pl line 385.


echo y|yum install perl-TimeDate

[root@server.box thunderbird]# ./mb2md-3.20.pl -s sbrewzer.default/Mail/mail.mailserver.com/Inbox.msf
Fatal: Source is not an mbox file or a directory!
[root@server.box thunderbird]# ./mb2md-3.20.pl -s sbrewzer.default/Mail/mail.mailserver.com/Inbox
Fatal: Source is not an mbox file or a directory!


#*It needs an absolute path for -s (source) to work.  The destination by default is ~/Maildir unless you specify otherwise

[root@server.box thunderbird]# ./mb2md-3.20.pl -s /full/path/sbrewzer.default/Mail/mail.mailserver.com/Inbox

It worked perfectly, it turned everything into Maildir format and I literally just copied the appropriate folders directly into the IMAP folders from bash and everything worked (just make sure the correct/normal permissions are set on the copied files)


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