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       doveadm-import - Import messages matching given search query


       doveadm [-Dv] import [-S socket_path] [-s] source_location dest_parent search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] import [-S socket_path] [-s] -A source_location dest_parent search_query
       doveadm   [-Dv]   import   [-S  socket_path]  [-s]  -u  user  source_location  dest_parent


       This command can  be  used  to  import  mails  from  another  mail  storage  specified  by
       source_location  to one or more user's mailboxes. All the mailboxes are imported under the
       given dest_parent mailbox, or to root level if dest_parent is empty (""). The search_query
       can be used to restrict which mailboxes or messages are imported.

       In  the first form, doveadm(1) will executed the import action with the environment of the
       logged in system user.

       In the second form, the mails will be imported for all users.

       In the third form, the mails will be imported only for given user(s).


       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -v     Enables verbosity, including progress counter.

       Command specific options:

       -A     If the -A option is present, the command will be performed for  all  users.   Using
              this option in combination with system users from userdb { driver = passwd } is not
              recommended, because it  contains  also  users  with  a  lower  UID  than  the  one
              configured with the first_valid_uid setting.

              When  the  SQL  userdb  module  is used make sure that the iterate_query setting in
              /etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext matches your database  layout.   When  using  the
              LDAP userdb module, make sure that the iterate_attrs and iterate_filter settings in
              /etc/dovecot/dovecot-ldap.conf.ext match your LDAP  schema.   Otherwise  doveadm(1)
              will be unable to iterate over all users.

       -S socket_path
              The  option's argument is either an absolute path to a local UNIX domain socket, or
              a hostname and port (hostname:port), in order to connect a remote host  via  a  TCP

              This  allows an administrator to execute doveadm(1) mail commands through the given

       -s     When the -s option is present, dest_parent and all new mailboxes under it  will  be
              listed in the subscriptions file.

       -u user/mask
              Run  the  command  only  for the given user.  It's also possible to use '*' and '?'
              wildcards (e.g. -u *
              When neither the -A option nor -u user was specified, the command will be  executed
              with the environment of the currently logged in user.


              The  name  of  the  destination  mailbox, under which the mails should be imported.
              doveadm(1) will create the dest_parent mailbox if it doesn't exist.

              Copy messages matching this search query.  See doveadm-search-query(7) for details.

              This argument specifies the mailbox format and location of the source location. The
              syntax   is   the   same   as   for   the   mail_location  setting.   For  example:
              maildir:/backup/20101126/jane.doe/Maildir                                        or


       This example imports all mails from a backup under a backup-20101026 mailbox:

       doveadm import -u \
       mdbox:/backup/20101026/jane.doe/mdbox backup-20101026 all

       Another  example  that  imports  only  messages from in the backup mdbox's
       INBOX to jane's INBOX:

       doveadm import -u \
       mdbox:~/mdbox-backup "" mailbox INBOX from


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       doveadm(1), doveadm-fetch(1), doveadm-search(1), doveadm-search-query(7)