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Re: Q re moving email to diff machine



On Wednesday 26 April 2006 22:18, Les Mikesell wrote:
>On Wed, 2006-04-26 at 20:46, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> >> So whats the best way to import the corpus of this installs
>> >> email, to the fc5 box?
>> >
>> >Start dovecot, set up an IMAP acount on your client pointing to
>> >it, create some folders, select your messages, drag to the new
>> >folder.  You'll be able to access them from evolution or other
>> >IMAP clients from the same box or anywhere else.
>>
>> Ok, I've installed dovecot-0.99 or thereabouts from the rpm, is
>> there a .conf file I have to generate for dovecot?
>
>FC5 should have 1.00beta-something and the stock config should
>let you connect as an IMAP acount with your user login/password
>and the folders you create will land under mail/ in your
>home directory.  If you've installed some earlier version
>I'd remove it because the config file changes at 1.x.

I was refering to this FC2 box Mike, where the corpus of email resides, 
some in maildir folders and some in mailfile folders (cause I didn't 
know the diff when I set it up a couple of years ago.)

>> The other box is only
>> seeing a small amount of old messages, missing 60 out of 62 or so
>> folders setup in kmail on this machine.  They may even exist from a
>> limited run to get the mail without deleting from the servers when I
>> was playing with evolution 2 weeks before.
>
>I'm not sure what you mean here.  I expected you to add an IMAP
>account on the mailer that already had the messages, create
>folders on the new dovecot server and drag them over, after which
>any client should see them.  Did they get lost before you
>could push them into the imap folders?

Now I'm not understanding what you want me to do.  Is this something I 
do on this FC2 box where these folders live?  These are kmail-1.7 
folders, from a kde-3.3.0 built by konstruct install.  On this FC2 box.

>--
>  Les Mikesell
>   lesmikesell gmail com

Thanks Les.

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