How to migrate mail from cabinets in GW 8.x to Gmail

Hi,

I've got a Groupwise 8.x email account and my only access is from a web browser. This account is being deactivated, and so I want to migrate all my email to my Gmail account. Through the settings of my Gmail account, I was able to IMPORT email from the Inbox of my Groupwise account. But, that step did not export any mail contained in my cabinets.

I found some help online that showed how to EXPORT mail from the cabinet folders, but you have to have the actual Email client to do this, and I only have access from my browser. I can export mail items one at a time, but since I have many email items, I figured that there has to be a better way.

Can anyone offer me some sugggestions and/or links to help?

Thank you in advance.

Scotty
  • In article <Scotty81.5w6p7c@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Scotty81 wrote:
    > I've got a Groupwise 8.x email account and my only access is from a web
    > browser. This account is being deactivated, and so I want to migrate
    > all my email to my Gmail account. Through the settings of my Gmail
    > account, I was able to IMPORT email from the Inbox of my Groupwise
    > account. But, that step did not export any mail contained in my
    > cabinets.

    Installing a GroupWise client somewhere for this is not that difficult as
    the client is readily available, so the trick question is are you blocked
    from connecting with such a client? Either due to the port blocked or
    your account not licensed for the full client.

    Another option to explore might be with a full IMAP client such as
    Thunderbird.


    Andy Konecny
    Knowledge Partner (voluntary SysOp)
    KonecnyConsulting.ca in Toronto
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  • Andy,

    I tried to install the full client on my PC. I was able to do so, but it didn't work. So, I think your alternative of using a Thunderbird email account would be my next option. I don't have an account, so could you let me know what I'd need to do to install the client, and then the instructions for extracting the Novel email from the Thunderbird client?

    Many thanks,
    Scotty
  • In article <Scotty81.5wa06o@no-mx.forums.novell.com>, Scotty81 wrote:
    > I tried to install the full client on my PC. I was able to do so, but
    > it didn't work.

    Well it does require a little bit of configuration. "Little" things like
    pointing it to the GroupWise server, which depending on the size of the
    system may well be the same host name as used for webaccess, and the
    default post office port is 1677. What tripped you up in connecting?


    > So, I think your alternative of using a Thunderbird
    > email account would be my next option. I don't have an account,

    Well you do have an account that you are trying to get mail out of, that
    is the account you would be using, selecting the IMAP option and
    pointing it to the GroupWise server.
    And you have an account you are trying to get your mail into, your GMail
    account, that you'd also have to connect to via IMAP.


    > Then the instructions for extracting the Novel email from the
    > Thunderbird client?

    Select all messages from a cabinet folder, Drag and drop them into
    GMAIL. Rinse and repeat per folder.


    Andy Konecny
    Knowledge Partner (voluntary SysOp)
    KonecnyConsulting.ca in Toronto
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