But I am also wondering if you have some sort of archiving set up for
him because I think when it is gone from imap, it is really gone.
Businesses need to hang on to old emails so that if there is a dispute,
they can easily be found and re-sent.
On 2/17/2012 4:35 PM, Eric Vey wrote:
> I am pretty sure that if the mail is exported in Thunderbird, then it
> can be imported into an imap account, but maybe not.
> I didn't do all that when I switched over. I just left the pop3
> account on the PC, but disabled it from sending and receiving.
> Then set up a new imap account.
> If I need to look at old mail, I just open up the pop3 account and look.
> If need be, copy and pasting from old emails to new ones is how I do it.
> On 2/17/2012 4:18 PM, Glenn Meadows wrote:
>> OK, I've got the owner of the business here, who's been using POP3
>> FOREVER on all of his email clients. He has email access on 5 or 6
>> machines at this point, all running POP3, including his Android
>> Phone. One machine is the master for controlling how long mail stays
>> on the server, and the others are set to LEAVE on the server. His
>> main problem, of course, is dealing with sent messages from the
>> various machines. Ergo, the desire to migrate him from POP3 to
>> IMAP. The big question is HOW do we get all the POP3 email that's on
>> the main system, back to the server and into his massive collection
>> of sub folders? And, all under the same email address.
>> He uses Thunderbird for his email client, although we'll probably
>> move his account over to Chaos Software Intellect, which is a full
>> Contact/Scheduling system, that has a full Email Client in it, that
>> links email sent/received to contacts. Call up the contact name,
>> click the Email Tab, and all the email to/from the client is linked
>> there and click accessible.
>> Anyway, the issue is how to move the POP3 stuff into the IMAP version
>> of his account.
>> I THINK I've got to FIRST create all of the appropriate folders in
>> the SurgeWeb version of his email account, so that when we convert
>> the account to IMAP, the matching folders will be there.