2011/1/20 Matt Harrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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,
I use OfflineIMAP to backup my gmail account using IMAP.
It's easy to configure and to use.
Folders are preserved as it keeps mail in maildir structure.