Fwd: [internetworkers] bright ideas on transferring email?

James Dasher jdasher at ibiblio.org
Tue Sep 14 23:14:39 EDT 2004


If you have a .Mac account, you can also use the Sync tool (iSync? or 
something) downloadable via .Mac.

On Sep 14, 2004, at 10:31 PM, Ian Meyer wrote:

> you can also get the individual mailbox files buried in your
> ~/Library/ folder somewhere (thats the one in your home dir)
>
> eudora may then be able to import them
>
> hth
> ian
>
>
> On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 21:50:25 -0400, Scott <catfather at donpoo.net> wrote:
>>
>> On Sep 14, 2004, at 8:15 PM, Sasha Akhavi wrote:
>>
>>> Hi folks - somebody must know how to do this (possibly everyone but
>>> me).  I've occasionally had the need to transfer email that I've
>>> accumulated in a client on one machine to another one.  Currently I
>>> want to transfer a couple mailboxes' worth from Apple's mail program
>>> on my wife's iBook, which we used during an extended trip, to Eudora
>>> on our iMac.  Previously, I've had to export all the emails to a
>>> single text file if I wanted to save them at all after losing access
>>> to the previous computer.  Naturally, then I lose any indexing
>>> ability, etc.  Anyone got a better idea? Sasha
>>
>> Use IMAP. You can drag folders or individual messages from a local
>> mailbox into a server side IMAP mailbox. Then pick up that mail from
>> any IMAP capable client. You can do this with your existing .Mac
>> account or, if you don't want to waste the space on your .mac account,
>> get a free IMAP account with 10MB of room from http://fastmail.fm/
>>
>> BTW, I would recommend the fastmail.fm service to anyone who is 
>> looking
>> for an online mail setup. It's a very clean interface and has both 
>> IMAP
>> and POP3 access. Paid accounts get vast amounts of space along with
>> server side filters, spam protection, virus protection, multiple
>> aliases, etc etc. They even keep a blog detailing server changes and
>> any unexpected outages at http://blog.fastmail.fm/
>>
>> For the geeks among us,  fastmail.fm runs on Cyrus IMAPd, Postfix,
>> clamd and SpamAssassin with a custom written web frontend. The guys 
>> who
>> run the server are very active on the cyrus-info mailing list and have
>> provided many good patches and enhancements back to the Cyrus project.
>>
>> --
>> Scott




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