Michael Leone on 8 Aug 2008 06:17:29 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Using saved Maildir with Courier in Ubuntu 8.04

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 9:02 AM, Mark Baker <mark.baker@hxti.com> wrote:
> I am not sure how you handle the migration of the maildir, but when you do
> get your old email up and running with courier imap.  You should look into
> using imapsync to transfer all your old email into your Google apps account.
> I have recently migrated to Google apps myself and imapsync saved me the
> hassle of using 2 imap accounts.

Turns out ... you just copy the whole Maildir structure onto the new
hard drive, under your home folder. And that's it, really. :-) I was
able to access it all using Thunderbird by just point TB at my Ubuntu
server, telling it I was using IMAP, and what the password was. And
voila! there was my 6-7 years worth of email, all ready for me to
reminisce over. :-)

So that part all Just Worked. Now to work on making the Samba 3.0.28
on it become a member server in my Win2003 AD domain, and let it share
out stuff ....

You have to install and configure Kerberos, apparently. I found some
webpages detailing it, and I'll see about trying that over the
weekend, perhaps.

Thanks for the imapsync tip, tho. I'll have to see how much disk space
that would take up. Almost certainly not enough to impact my limit at
Google Apps.

Michael J. Leone, <mailto:turgon@mike-leone.com>

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