The convert_mdbox_to_maildir Script

Valid for versions 82 through the latest version



Last modified: January 27, 2021


The /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/convert_mdbox_to_maildir script lets you convert mailboxes from mdbox format to maildir format. After conversion, the script reconfigures Dovecot to access the converted account in maildir format.

Run the script

To run this script on the command line, use the following format:

/usr/local/cpanel/scripts/convert_mdbox_to_maildir [options]


Use the following options with this script:

Option Description Example
--user Convert a cPanel account and all of its email accounts to maildir format. --user=username
--email Convert an email account to maildir format. You must use one of the following formats:
[email protected]
--delete-old-format Remove the mdbox files after a successful conversion to maildir format. --delete-old-format
--help Display the script’s help documentation. --help

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