doveadm  [-Dv] import [-S socket_path] [-s] source_location dest_parent
       doveadm [-Dv] import [-S socket_path] [-s] -A source_location dest_par-
       ent search_query
       doveadm  [-Dv]  import  [-S  socket_path]  [-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.

       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 only for given user(s).

       Global doveadm(1) options:

       -D     Enables verbosity and debug messages.

       -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.

       -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
              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),

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