[internetworkers] bright ideas on transferring email?

Ian Meyer ianmeyer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 18:29:56 EDT 2004


its also an issue when you're like me and keep scads of emails around,
that mailbox fills up most times

~ian


On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 17:51:53 -0400, Jeremy Portzer <jeremyp at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-09-14 at 20:15, 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
> 
> I usually use an IMAP server for this purpose.  Set up the IMAP accounts
> in both e-mail clients.  Copy/upload all the e-mails to the IMAP server
> on the first client, and then download them to the 2nd.  It will keep
> most things like reply flags, threading, etc, and it is completely
> cross-platform between any e-mail client and operating system.
> 
> Ideally, you could just use IMAP entirely and stop storing your mail
> locally (but I realize that can be an issue with laptops that aren't
> always connected).
> 
> Jeremy
> 
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