[clug-talk] Squirrel Migration from one domain to another on different servers
gustin at echostar.ca
Thu Apr 9 16:26:38 PDT 2009
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> I haven't looked into email servers for a while so I may be wrong on
> Squirrel is a front end to the mail system. The actual mail is either
> stored as POP3 or IMAP. Seeing as Squirrel is just a front end, this
> means the mail resides on the servers. So, in theory, if you set up the
> same system on your end you can just rsync the pertinent directories -
> via FTP, SSH, or whatever. Just make sure you maintain or reset the
> file permissions properly.
> Another alternative is to us a mail client to do the backup. There is a
> plugin for ThunderBird for this exact purpose - though I don't recall
> the name off hand. Actually there are more than one. I've used it in
> the past to backup all my mail via IMAP to my local box, then restored
> from the local box to a hosted server (again via IMAP). It was
> essentially a drag/drop operation.
> In that sense, you can just set up ThunderBird or the mail client of
> your choice, connect via IMAP (so you do remove mail from the servers)
> to both servers, then drag/drop a copy to the other folder. A little
> time consuming but safe and easy.
Fetchmail is your friend for this.
> BTW - all email should be over an encrypted line for security purposes,
> so POP3S or IMAPS...
I wish this was a cliche. Sadly we still have not yet implemented the
security solutions from the previous decade before forging ahead. Web
2.0 developers I am looking at you! All you developers out there, how
'bout learning the lessons from the '90s before spewing forth more crap.
Sorry about that, I have just been to 4 web sites that do not work with
NoScript installed (even with the allow all option set). All that I
need now is for someone to tell me what a great idea sudo is with the
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