That was too easy. I tried exporting and importing, but it didn't work.
It didn't occur to me just to drag and drop, but that's all it took.
I still wonder what i am looking at and if it is being stored locally as
well as on the server.
On 2/22/2012 10:16 AM,HIDDEN@mayfieldmastering.com wrote:
> Well, it REALLY turned out to be SUPER easy to convert. Here's the
> steps I took:
> 1). Created a NEW account in Thunderbird to the same user/password,
> but set it up as an IMAP account, instead of a POP3. That created a
> new folder structure/folder list for <userHIDDEN@in.com> in the list
> on the left side.
> 2). Then, just did a right click/New Folder, and added ALL of the
> folders required for his sorted email. I checked in Surge web, and all
> of the folders were there, as well, in the More Folders list. Nice
> (when it works the way it's supposed to <smile>)
> 3). Then, went to the appropriate folder in his LOCAL FOLDERS area,
> where all the POP3 email was stored, did a CTRL-A to select all, and
> then RIGHT CLICK on the selected group. In the resulting popup menu,
> there are options to Copy To..., Move To.. (among others). Selecting
> "Copy To.." brought up a list of email accounts, and then there were
> fly out menus that allowed you to pick the folder to COPY to. (I used
> Copy instead of Move at this point). Thunderbird then just copied all
> the email from the Local Folder to the appropriate folder in the IMAP
> folder tree, and dutifully mirrored it back to Surgemail. I had
> Surgeweb Open at the same time, and could watch the email count go up
> on the folder as the emails copied over). Attachments, and all were
> copied to the server. This was on the same network wire that the
> server is located on, so it was nice and quick.
> 4). Then I went to the other machines in the building where he
> retrieves mail, and did the same EXCEPT didn't copy the local email
> back. The other thing that I did, was on the config for the new email
> account, there is an option on one of the pages to either store email
> locally or not. I unchecked that box, to that on those computers,
> mail was NOT downloaded, but only read FROM the server. The main
> system downloads all mail and stores locally, so there are 2 places in
> the office where mail is stored, and we'll setup his home computer to
> do the same, so there are 3 locations that store the mail. Sever,
> Office main, and home.
> IMAP sync is excellet. On one computer, I moved one unread email from
> inbox to it's final destination, and watched it move on the other
> system virtually instantly.
> One problem though, not sure if it's working as designed, or if
> there's a setting I'm missing somewhere.
> I THOUGHT that in IMAP, each client could have a DIFFERENT set of
> subscribed folders. So, on his Netbook, he could just see 3 or 4 of
> the most needed folders. If I unsubscribed from a bunch of folders,
> when I restarted Thunderbird on a different computer, the subscribed
> folders would change to what was selected on the other system. Not a
> big inconvenience, just different than I thought it worked. Anyone
> have any comments/thoughts on that?
> Glenn Meadows
> Mayfield Mastering
> 2825 Erica Place
> Nashville, TN 37204
> P: 615-383-3708
> C: 615-394-7717
> On Friday 17/02/2012 at 4:39 pm,HIDDEN@mayfieldmastering.com wrote:
>> Thanks Eric, but this will be a project that will go over a few days
>> I think, John (owner) will probably take days to pare down his
>> current email, he still has all sorts of junk that really has zero
>> bearing on anything. <smile>.
>> I'll keep you posted though on how it goes. I'm hoping that IMAP
>> works sort of like a NewsGroup Reader, where you can either pull
>> headers only, or the full messages down to the client. Might have to
>> setup a test account on the server and bang on that for a bit before
>> taking the boss over. Yea, that's the ticket, I can do all of that
>> remotely from home!
>> Glenn Meadows
>> Mayfield Mastering
>> 2825 Erica Place
>> Nashville, TN 37204
>> P: 615-383-3708
>> C: 615-394-7717
>> On Friday 17/02/2012 at 4:31 pm, Eric Vey wrote:
>>> On 2/17/2012 4:58 PM,HIDDEN@mayfieldmastering.com wrote:
>>>> and it's only a "view" of what's on the server, with no local copy?
>>> That is my understanding of it. In theory, the mail should reside
>>> "permanently" on the server.
>>> Someone that understands imap better should answer these questions.
>>> If you are going to play with this over the weekend, email me
>>> privately and we can compare notes because I have been putting off
>>> going whole hog into imap, just testing a little and I was
>>> intending to cut the pop cord "someday." This weekend is as good as
>>> any to try it.
>>> Right now, I have my phone set up for imap and my PC running
>>> thunderbird pop3 and holding the messages for 7 days.
>>> My phone shows 7 days of messages. My PC has several years.