imap migration tools

Kendrick Vargas ken at
Thu Jan 8 10:14:50 EST 2004

Hi folks,

I've just set up a new machine and have everything working almost exactly 
the way I want. I am at the last stage of migrating off an old system. I 
often see discussions here about which tools people need to do a proper 
migration from one server to another, but apparently my search foo is 
kinda weak.

Basically I want to do a copy from IMAP to IMAP, both servers being cyrus 
- one version 2.1 and the other 2.2. From the searches I ran it seems that 
the general concensus is to use imapcp, however it's homepage seems to 
think it's experimental software and it hasn't been updated since august. 
I don't mind unsupported, but experimental kinda frightens me :-)

In any case, I tried something similar a long time ago and I remember 
having issues with various mailboxes that simply had a crapload of mail in 
them. I'm wondering what people's experiences are moving several thousand 
messages in one mailbox and 1-500 megs worth of mail for any one folder. I 
don't want the script dieing half way through the transfer.

Any pointers to other tools that might fit the bill would be appreciated 
too. Thanks much :-)

Let he who is without clue kiss my ass

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