[TriLUG] IMAP - Nested folders
Paul G. Szabady
Paul at ThyService.com
Fri Dec 9 16:05:42 EST 2005
If you can get the OE files into .pst format, maybe using export, then you
can copy the pst files over to your server and convert the pst to mbox
format. I've used libpst_0.3.4 quite a few times and have had fairly good
success. If you can't find it, or a newer version, email me offline and
I'll send you the source.
@ Thy Service
> I think my situation is worse... Outlook Express 5 on Apple OS 9 using
> POP3S for my Mom's old computer, now she has a new iMac G5 and is
> using Mail to connect to my IMAPS on (dovecot on CentOS 4.2). From
> the old OE, I have to create each folder through the IMAPS connection
> to match her POP3 folder, then move the messages for that folder, then
> repeat. It does NOT allow me to drag multiple folders from her local
> messages into the IMAP location so i can do this all in one swoop.
> And let me tell you... Mom has about 100 mail folders!!!!! ARG!! So
> far I've done 15 of them manually. *sigh* I can't even move the
> messages from OE to Thunderbird b/c Thunderbird isn't supported on OS
> Originally, I had Mom on POP3S so I wouldn't have to be responsible
> for backing up her email. Well, boy, what a mistake. I would have
> rather been doing that all this time than having to move her from
> POP3S on OS 9, OE 5 to IMAPS so her new client Mail on OS X will have
> all her old emails.
> *cries* If anyone can think of a better way, I'm all ears!
> David McD
> On 12/9/05, Paul G. Szabady <Paul at thyservice.com> wrote:
>> At work we have a desire to move all users from .pst files on the
>> to a central IMAP server. I have set up a test (WU) IMAP server on
>> RHEL3-U6 for this project. I'm able to create folders (a.k.a. files),
>> move email from exchange and .pst files to my imap folder(s), but the
>> standard email clients we use (Outlook on PCs and soon to be Entourage
>> OS X) do not have the ability to create folders as directories, which of
>> course will allow for additional nested folders.
>> On the other hand, I can log into the imap server and create as many
>> directories and sub directories as I want (probably a limit somewhere,
>> I haven't reached it). I can then use Outlook to subscribe to these
>> folders and I'm off and running. Unfortunately, very few of our 1500+
>> users will want to do this, even if they knew how to do it.
>> Ideally, we'd like the user to be able to drag an individual email or an
>> entire folder hierarchy from either the exchange server or the local
>> file(s) to the IMAP server.
>> Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Maybe a different IMAP server
>> would act differently?
>> @ Thy Service
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