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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_location 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 restrict 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

       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 combina-
              tion  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/dove-
              cot-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 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 environment 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

       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

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

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

Dovecot v2.2                      2015-08-09                 DOVEADM-IMPORT(1)