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Mark messages as read

by nagelp (Initiate)
on May 23, 2008 at 06:19 UTC ( #688090=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Mirror/Copy Mozilla thunderbird emails to IMAP server

The only thing that was wrong after uploading the mails with this script was, that all mails were 'marked as unread' (i.e. no 'Seen' flag was set). After looking into the Mail::IMAPClient documentation, I figured out how to change the script, so that all mails are 'marked as read' on the server. I think that's what most people need...

Here is the patch (just add '\Seen' as the third argument to the append_string() call):

--- 2008-05-23 14:10:40.000000000 +0800 +++ 2008-05-23 14:11:51.000000000 +0800 @@ -63,7 +63,7 @@ $folder_name =~ s/^\.//; $imap->create($folder_name) or warn "unable to create $fo +lder_name: $@\n"; - unless($imap->append_string($folder_n +ame, $msg)) { + unless($imap->append_string($folder_n +ame, $msg, '\Seen')) { warn "Couldn't append " . $ms +g->header->{subject} . " to $folder_name: $@\n"; warn "Skipping\n"; next;

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Re: Mark messages as read
by davis (Vicar) on Jun 11, 2008 at 09:40 UTC

    Yep, fair enough. I think I may have actually ended up doing something like this in the final version. Thanks for the patch!

      Had some horror to migrate my old Thunderbird archive to IMAP.. found this script. I have made some additions to this code:

      - replace '.' (dots) by '_' in folder names

      - subscribe to the folders !

      - create (final) dir on other location

      - appended a base target folder

      use warnings; use strict; use Data::Dumper; use Mail::MboxParser; use Mail::IMAPClient; my $base_dir = ".thunderbird/profile_path/Mail/Local Folders/"; my $base_target = "INBOX"; my $imap_server = "localhost"; my $imap_user = "username"; my $imap_pass = "password"; my $parseropts = { enable_cache => 0, enable_grep => 0, cache_file_name => 'cache-file', }; my $skip_deleted = 1; my $imap = Mail::IMAPClient->new( Server => $imap_server, User => $imap_user, Password => $imap_pass, ) or die "Cannot connect to $imap_server as $imap_user: $@"; parse_dir($base_dir); sub parse_dir { my $dir = shift; opendir my $dir_h, $dir or die "Unable to opendir $dir: $!\n"; print "Reading directory $dir\n"; ##Dirty, probably IMAP-server dependent stuff. #This stuff is for dovecot. my $temp_dir = $dir; $temp_dir =~ s!^$base_dir!$base_target!; $temp_dir =~ s!\.sbd!!g; $temp_dir =~ s!/+!/!g; $temp_dir =~ s!\.+!_!g; $temp_dir =~ s!^/!!; $temp_dir =~ s!/ *!.!g; if ($temp_dir ne $base_target) { print "================================= Making dir $temp_dir\ +n"; $imap->create($temp_dir) or warn "(A) unable to create $temp_dir: $@\n" +; $imap->subscribe($temp_dir) or warn "(A) subscribe to $temp_dir: $@\n"; print "\n"; } foreach my $directory (grep /\.sbd$/, readdir $dir_h) { parse_dir($dir."/".$directory); } seekdir($dir_h, 0); foreach my $mail_file (grep !/^\./, grep !/(\.html|\.sbd|\.msf|\.d +at)$/, readdir $dir_h) { my $mf = $dir."/".$mail_file; print "Going to parse $mf\n"; my $mb = Mail::MboxParser->new($mf, + decode => 'ALL', + parseropts => $parseropts); my $folder_name = $temp_dir.".".$mail_file; $folder_name =~ s!/+!/!g; $folder_name =~ s!\.+!_!g; $folder_name =~ s!^/!!; $folder_name =~ s!/ *!.!g; print "================================= Making dir $folder_na +me\n"; $imap->create($folder_name) or warn "(B) unable to create $folder_name: $@ +\n"; $imap->subscribe($folder_name) or warn "(B) subscribe to $folder_name: $@\n"; for my $msg ($mb->get_messages) { #Skip deleted messages... unless($skip_deleted and (hex($msg->header->{"x-mozilla-st +atus"}) & 0x0008)) { print "Appending msg " . $msg->header->{subject} . " t +o $folder_name\n"; unless($imap->append_string($folder_name, $msg, '\Seen +')) { warn "Couldn't append " . $msg->header +->{subject} . " to $folder_name: $@\n"; warn "Skipping\n"; next; } } else { warn "Skipping " . $msg->header->{subject} . " - delet +ed message\n"; } } } closedir($dir_h); }

        Ended up adding more checks, edits etc..

        I'll post the most important ones: in stead of for my $msg ($mb->get_messages) use:

        for (0 .. $mb->nmsgs - 1) { my $msg = $mb->get_message($_);
        This because I missed messages with the 'for' loop!

        Large mails ended in errors, I ended up editing the, altering Maxappendstringlength to 1024**20 in stead of 1024**2

        Also had some headaches with Character coding of foldernames.. IMAP doesn't support a lot..

        If you'dd like the whole code I created, let me know..

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