Migrating Mail to Dreamhost


I’m a new DH customer, and I’m a little confused by the mail system. In particular, I’m not sure where to put my old mbox files. The MailDir folder in my home directory has three empty folders, none of which correspond to the new mailboxes that I created with my mail application (Mail.app, IMAP, and they’re definitely not “On My Mac”:-). Plus, running “locate MyNewBox” doesn’t turn up any results. Can anyone tell me where DH’s mail system hides mbox files? Thanks a ton!


Dreamhost use Maildir folders instead of mbox files for storing mail.

There’s a page about converting mbox files to Maildirs in the wiki:


Fantastic - that’s exactly what I needed. Thanks!