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

       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/dove-
              cot.conf and from the userdb with the given value.  In order  to
              override  multiple settings, the -o option may be specified mul-
              tiple 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 /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.  Oth-
              erwise 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
              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 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

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