[Dovecot] IMAP Folders Don't Make Sense

Jerry gesbbb at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 27 17:54:44 EET 2010

On Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:11:52 -0600
Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com> articulated:

> Brian Hayden put forth on 2/27/2010 8:28 AM:
> > On Feb 27 2010, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> >> To add insult to injury, mailbox migration from Exch 5.5 IMAP to
> >> Dovecot IMAP was done using TB as the conduit, simply copying
> >> folders from one "account" to another.  Took forever, but it was
> >> the only reliable way I could think of at the time to do it.  It
> >> actually went very smoothly.
> > 
> > How large is the user base? Are the clients managed? And are you
> > sure you haven't had any problems... only a very small number of
> > users generally complain to relevant parties about a given issue,
> > they grouse about it to their friends and colleagues.
> Very small.  Manual client management.  No problems after the
> migration.  If I complain, I'm sure I'll hear myself. ;)  The
> migration I mentioned was my vanity server.  If I were supporting an
> IMAP infrastructure at a $dayjob environment I would have never gone
> this route.  And I probably wouldn't have been upgrading directly
> from Exchange 5.5 (which was EOL'd in like 1999 or 2000) to Dovecot
> 1.0.15.  ;)  I can't imagine an org that would have held onto Exch
> 5.5 into 2009, given that service packs and hotfixes ceased around a
> decade ago.

January 31, 2006

The newest version is MS Exchange 2010

> > It's definitely possible to make it work with tight control. In a
> > large, unmanaged environment, it really isn't. Unless you want to
> > posit that the 80k users I dealt with for ten years on this were
> > exceptionally stupid. ;)
> That would depend on who those 80K users were.  If they were federal
> employees, worse yet, HUD or USPS employees, I'd guess the stupidity
> meter would run pretty high. ;)

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