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Re: Moving old inbox to new address

Dustin Douglas wrote:
> I've got a user who has an inbox on a server that I run
> (qpopper/sendmail/mbox if that makes a diff) They've not
> been actively checking their email and now want the address
> that I control to be forwarded to a different email server that
> I don't run, and they want all their email waiting in their
> inbox on my server to be sent to their new address on someone
> else's server.
> An obvious solution would be to just make them pop their mail
> from my server once and be done with it. However,  I'd prefer
> doing everything myself on the server side. They would no doubt
> call me several times in the course of getting their client set
> up to pop their old messages, and I'd prefer to just cut around
> that whole mess.
> An ideal solution would be a script I could run against their
> existing inbox on my server that would send each of their
> waiting messages to their new address.
> Anyone have any pointers? Any tips that work (procmail recipe,
> netcat script, ect.) would be most welcome.

What I normally do, is to open the mailbox in pine, select all, and
"bounce" it to the new address.  The From & To do not change.


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