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DOVEADM-IMPORT(1)		    Dovecot		     DOVEADM-IMPORT(1)

       doveadm-import -	Import messages	matching given search query

       doveadm	[-Dv] import [-S socket_path] [-U source_user] [-s] source_lo-
       cation dest_parent search_query
       doveadm	[-Dv]  import  [-S  socket_path]  [-U  source_user]  [-s]   -A
       source_location dest_parent search_query
       doveadm	[-Dv]  import  [-S  socket_path]  [-s] -F file source_location
       dest_parent search_query
       doveadm [-Dv] import [-S	socket_path] [-U  source_user]	[-s]  -u  user
       source_location dest_parent search_query

       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 re-
       strict  which mailboxes or messages are imported. By default the	import
       is done in destination user's context, you can use -U to	change this.

       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  /usr/local/etc/dove-
	      cot/dovecot.conf	and  from the userdb with the given value.  In
	      order to override	multiple settings, the -o option may be	speci-
	      fied 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 iter-
	      ate_query	setting	in /usr/local/etc/dovecot/dovecot-sql.conf.ext
	      matches  your  database layout.  When using the LDAP userdb mod-
	      ule, make	sure that the iterate_attrs  and  iterate_filter  set-
	      tings in /usr/local/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 sim-
	      ilar 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 socket.

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

       -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 en-
	      vironment	of the currently logged	in user.

       -U username
	      When  the	 -U  option  is	present, the source box	is opened with
	      given username.

	      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 mdbox:/srv/mail/john.doe/mdbox:ALT=/nfsmount/john.doe/mdbox

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

       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

       Report bugs, including doveconf -n output, to the Dovecot Mailing  List
       <>.	Information  about reporting bugs is available

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

Dovecot	v2.3			  2015-08-09		     DOVEADM-IMPORT(1)


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