Ken Guest wrote:
> I've been very bad and let my ~/mbox get ridiculously huge.
> There are some 5601 or so mails in it from various mailing lists and
> friends. Because I ssh to read my emails I use mutt (what else!) - what is the
> best way for me to separate these mails out into folders of their own?
Copy the mbox file to /var/spool/mail/fred. Heat up an IMAP server
like Dovecot. Run an IMAP filter program to sort the mail into
various folders. Freshmeat lists about 10 programs, and if none
of them suit you could always use fetchmail/postfix|sendmail/procmail
to re-process the mail.
The copy the folders to wherever you need them for mutt.
If I were you, I'd configure fetchmail/postfix|sendmail/procmail/dovecot
and use mutt on the remote machine. Then you can use any client
to access or process your mail -- as you can see it's occassionally
useful to be able to use another client to do something your
usual client doesn't handle too well.
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