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  /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 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

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