How to Manage Mailbox Folder using zmmailbox CLI in Zimbra

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Zimbra zmmailbox command is used for mailbox management such as admin-related commands, account-related commands, appoint-related commands, folder-related commands, message-related commands, tag-related commands and etc. It is the powerful command utility for zimbra administrator to perform daily account management or to perform zimbra account related issues. This post will brief you on how you can manage, get, create, delete and Empty the Folder in zimbra mailbox using zmmailbox command line interface (CLI). All the command has been tested in Zimbra Collaboration Suite 8.0.4 installed on CentOS 6.4.

Using zmmailbox command, enter to user1@ehowstuff.local mailbox :

[zimbra@centos64 ~]$ zmmailbox -z -m user1@ehowstuff.local
mailbox: user1@ehowstuff.local, size: 280.60 KB, messages: 10, unread: 0
authenticated as user1@ehowstuff.local

1. How to get All Folders in user1@ehowstuff.local :
zmmailbox sub-command usage : getAllFolders or gaf

mbox user1@ehowstuff.local> gaf
        Id  View      Unread   Msg Count  Path
----------  ----  ----------  ----------  ----------
         1  unkn           0           0  /
        16  docu           0           0  /Briefcase
        10  appo           0           0  /Calendar
        14  mess           0           0  /Chats
         7  cont           0           0  /Contacts
         6  mess           0           0  /Drafts
        13  cont           0           3  /Emailed Contacts
         2  mess           0           3  /Inbox
         4  mess           0           0  /Junk
         5  mess           0           2  /Sent
        15  task           0           0  /Tasks
         3  unkn           0           0  /Trash

2. How to create Folder in user1@ehowstuff.local :
zmmailbox sub-command usage : createFolder or cf

mbox user1@ehowstuff.local> cf /Personal
260

Once you created Personal folder, please move some files into /Personal. Then run getAllFolders or gaf.

mbox user1@ehowstuff.local> gaf
        Id  View      Unread   Msg Count  Path
----------  ----  ----------  ----------  ----------
         1  unkn           0           0  /
        16  docu           0           0  /Briefcase
        10  appo           0           0  /Calendar
        14  mess           0           0  /Chats
         7  cont           0           0  /Contacts
         6  mess           0           0  /Drafts
        13  cont           0           3  /Emailed Contacts
         2  mess           0           3  /Inbox
         4  mess           0           0  /Junk
       294  unkn           0           2  /Personal
         5  mess           0           2  /Sent
        15  task           0           0  /Tasks
         3  unkn           0           0  /Trash

3. How to Empty Folder in user1@ehowstuff.local :
zmmailbox sub-command usage : emptyFolder or ef

mbox user1@ehowstuff.local> ef /Personal

Once folder /Personal has been empty, rerun etAllFolders or gaf again to verify.

mbox user1@ehowstuff.local> gaf
        Id  View      Unread   Msg Count  Path
----------  ----  ----------  ----------  ----------
         1  unkn           0           0  /
        16  docu           0           0  /Briefcase
        10  appo           0           0  /Calendar
        14  mess           0           0  /Chats
         7  cont           0           0  /Contacts
         6  mess           0           0  /Drafts
        13  cont           0           3  /Emailed Contacts
         2  mess           0           3  /Inbox
         4  mess           0           0  /Junk
       294  unkn           0           0  /Personal
         5  mess           0           2  /Sent
        15  task           0           0  /Tasks
         3  unkn           0           0  /Trash

4. How to Delete Folder in user1@ehowstuff.local :
zmmailbox sub-command usage : deleteFolder or df

mbox user1@ehowstuff.local> df /Personal
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