the SurgeMail migration facility is very convenient if you need to migrate users and want to avoid downtime, as SurgeMail will transparently handle
- users fetching email from the new server before all email has been migrated, and
- email being sent to the new server for users who have not yet begun migration.
However, it has limitations, it
- can't automatically migrate users that auth via CRAM-MD5, and
- has no way to extract and migrate aliases etc. from foreign mail systems.
You could consider scripting the process, using a non-interactive POP3 client (which can always use a plaintext password from your database) to trigger the migration for each user, and then set up the aliases via "tellmail add_user_alias" commands, etc.
BTW, if downtime is not an issue, I prefer to use the imapsync tool by Gilles Lamiral rather than SurgeMail's built-in migration facility, as it is more flexible and responds better to edge cases and errors. However, it doesn't support POP3.
(No relation to ChrisPů)
Am 03.09.2012 um 10:40 schrieb Tom Cross HIDDEN@tml.com.au>:
> Hi Chris
> I read the migration docs.
> My message may not have been clear.
> I wish to migrate a new customer who is using Optus at the moment and is moving their mail to us.
> I have a list of Users, aliases, groups and passwords.
> We will also have access to the DNS for the domain.
>> --- Original message ---
>> Subject: re: [SurgeMail List] Intercept mode to transfer users from one mail server to Surgemail.
>> From: Support <surgemailHIDDEN@email@example.com>
>> To: Tom Cross HIDDEN@tml.com.au>
>> Date: Thursday, 30/08/2012 07:18:39
>> What do I need to do to transfer users from another mail host to our mail server (Surgemail).
>> Will intercept mode work for that??
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