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    Default SSH path for accessing user mailbox

    Hi there -

    We have the need to programmatically access a user's mailbox in order to accomplish a set of tasks that will not be done via a mail client (thick or thin).

    I know about the /opt/zimbra/store location and I have the mailboxID of the user account and am familiar with using the zmprov utility for admin functions -- what I can't seem to locate is the actual physical path (to said user's mailbox in question) so our script can access the mail contents there.

    I apologize if this question has been dealt with somewhere else in the forums but I could not find it using a variety of different search terms

    any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Release 5.0.15_GA_2851.RHEL5_64_20090310170650 CentOS5_64 NETWORK edition

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    Without too much information on what you are attempting to do here all the help I can offer is that you can find the mailbox ID using:
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    zmprov gmi user@domain.com | grep mailboxId | cut -f2 -d" "
    Once you have the mailbox ID the raw files for the mail are located in a folder within /opt/zimbra/store/0/<mailbox ID>/msg/

    Edit: Looking at your post again it seems like you already have the location of the messages that I posted above... so I have no idea what you mean by "physical location".

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    Hey Arcane -

    Thanks for the reply, I actually did figure that part out

    what I did notice about that path you listed :
    /opt/zimbra/store/0/<mailbox ID>/msg/

    .. is that beneath that there are 256 subfolders beneath the ../msg directory - and not all of them contain data. Is there a document that would explain how those folders get populated and/or which methodology governs that?

    ultimately we are looking to extract the mailbox over into an mbox format

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    Since postfix uses the maildir method of storing messages I would just take your pick of maildir to mbox - Google Search.

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