On Thursday 20 January 2011 15:23:08 Matt Harrison wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I know this isnt really a gentoo question but you always seem to come with
> an amazing answer in the end
> I've got a friend who uses dreamhost for mail, and he's trying to move away
> from it to something a little more customisable.
> The problem is that he has around 2.5Gb of mail in various IMAP folders on
> this server. I'm trying to find some way of downloading all this mail but
> keeping in its current folder structure.
> I was hoping fetchmail could do it but it doesn't appear (after a quick
> read) to support arbitrary folders. I am almost thinking of contacting
> dreamhost support and asking if they can tar up the maildirs and give me
> access to them via FTP or something.
> I'm hoping someone here has an idea for something that will let me make a
> copy of all his mail, in the current folder structure and replicate it
> onto another machine.
> Grateful for any help,
> Matt Harrison
I generally use either of the following two options:
- Use a Mail-client (thunderbird, kmail,....) to copy them across (copy folder
- Use imapsync (net-mail/imapsync) to copy the email from one IMAP-server to