[Dovecot] POP to IMAP Transition

Curtis Maloney cmaloney at cardgate.net
Mon Aug 14 05:43:46 EEST 2006

Yudhvir Singh Sidhu wrote:
> I am using Dovecot IMAP and added an IMAP folder to an Outlook client 
> which is also popping another account. Both account folders exist in the 
> same client. I am wondering if I can drag the pop-ed mail to the IMAP 
> folder, thereby transferring old mail to the IMAP folder? Outlook allows 
> me to click and drag folders into the IMAP folder.

This is how I migrated our company from POP to IMAP.  As it turned out, Outlook 
was the best tool (at the time) to rid us of our dependency on Outlook :P

> You see where I am going with this, I wnat to transition from the old 
> POP accounts to the new IMAP accounts and delete the old folders. Is 
> this possible? I'd love to hear from someone who has done this.

It worked, and it worked well.

Of course, back up your originals, and try a COPY instead of a MOVE, just to be 
safe :)

Curtis Maloney
cmaloney at cardgate.net

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