Converting MBX to MBOX formats

Tomasz Ciolek tmc at
Mon Feb 18 15:56:35 EST 2002

> > the MBX format used by Mahogany is? 
> It's a binary format used by pine and IMAP. It essentially contains the
> straight text mail messages, with a CRLF convention, but surrounded by
> header information containing message length etc. information, to allow
> quick searches and lookups.
> It's undocumented as a format. The author informs me that he likes to keep
> it that way so that people access it through the IMAP API.
> > And would anyone know of a format
> > conversion program?
> One exists as part of the imap-utils. It's called mbxcvt and can convert
> from any recognised mailbox format to any other

I would suggest using <insert script language of choice> to make a
conversion program that uses IMAP API to read the file and thewn output
to a file as MBOX.


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