Re: moving mail system from one ISP to another
I just dealt with this for a single customer, but I think you could hack a
quick script to do it
for a number of people. I think you may need root access on the old mail
server for it to work.
I used a command like the following to forward all of her mail after I had
added her to aliases to the new
cat /var/spool/mail/userbox|mail -s "forward of your mail"
She reported that she got all of her mail as individual messages.
I hope this helps....
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 5:51 AM
Subject: Re: moving mail system from one ISP to another
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 01:17:09PM +0100, Olivier MACCHIONI wrote:
> > >Depending on the MTA you are using there are ways of doing the
> > >with
> > >exim you can add a line to the bottom of the exim.conf file that tells
> > >where
> > >to redirect the mail to, its quite well documented in the exim info
> > >With postfix you can use the transports file to redirect the mail. Not
> > >about other MTAs, hope that helps.
> > Could help a lot... The problem is to retreive the mail which has
> > been delivered to the "old" mailboxes.
> > I don't know of any good way to do that for a large number of POP
> > and heterogenous mail storage systems.
> > If you have a complete list of login / passwords you can use fetchmail
> > get the mail from the old accounts and send it to the new ones.
> > If you don't have such a list some tcpflow on port 110 with some
> > could give you most of the accounts (hopefully not too many people are
> > vacations and don't check their mails).
> > Good luck
> > Olivier
> Hrm. Ahh. That's always "fun". Now, If you've got time you could use mutt
> root, open the mailboxes one at a time, tag the whole lot, and bounce them
> the new address... (or the old address if that's now directed else where).
> consuming, yes. But its the only way I can think of doing it at the moment
> Best of luck,
> Brett Parker
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