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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]  -F  file  source_location  dest_parent
       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 for all users listed in the given file.

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


       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -o setting=value
              Overrides  the  configuration  setting  from /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf and from the
              userdb with the given value.  In order to override multiple settings, the -o option
              may be specified multiple times.

       -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.

       -F file
              Execute the command for all the users in the file.   This  is  similar  to  the  -A
              option,  but  instead  of  getting the list of users from the userdb, they are read
              from the given file.  The file contains one username per line.

       -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
              subscribed to.

       -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 the -F file option, nor the -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)