toforama Absent Member.
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NetMail 3.1 -> GW 8. imapcopy?

We have just recently purchased licenses for GW8 and I am planning the migration from NetMail 3.1 to GW. I was looking around for how to migrate the mail over and even put in a ticket looking for assistance, and I was referred to imapcopy as the tool to use by a tech at Novell and I see references to it here too. Looking at that documentation, however, I see it refers to setting up a .cfg file with everyone's usernames and passwords, but we are looking at migrating almost 350 people and I frankly do not know all of their usernames or passwords. Is there a way I can force the issue using the admin account (which I doubt if this just relies on IMAP but it's worth asking) or would there be some other way to migrate things smoothly (if not easily)?

NetMail uses standard mbox text format to store mail, for what it's worth, so I suppose the right tool could just read it through as well.

Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can give!
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Re: NetMail 3.1 -> GW 8. imapcopy?

toforama wrote:
> We have just recently purchased licenses for GW8 and I am planning the
> migration from NetMail 3.1 to GW. I was looking around for how to
> migrate the mail over and even put in a ticket looking for assistance,
> and I was referred to imapcopy as the tool to use by a tech at Novell
> and I see references to it here too. Looking at that documentation,
> however, I see it refers to setting up a .cfg file with everyone's
> usernames and passwords, but we are looking at migrating almost 350
> people and I frankly do not know all of their usernames or passwords.
> Is there a way I can force the issue using the admin account (which I
> doubt if this just relies on IMAP but it's worth asking) or would there
> be some other way to migrate things smoothly (if not easily)?
>
> NetMail uses standard mbox text format to store mail, for what it's
> worth, so I suppose the right tool could just read it through as well.
>
> Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can give!
>
>

Unfortunately not. Even minting a trusted app key wouldn't do the trick
here, as the imapcopy program would have to know how to do a special
authentication to use it.
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toforama Absent Member.
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Re: NetMail 3.1 -> GW 8. imapcopy?

mikebell90;1825509 wrote:
toforama wrote:
Unfortunately not. Even minting a trusted app key wouldn't do the trick
here, as the imapcopy program would have to know how to do a special
authentication to use it.


Any other tips for other programs that might fit the bill, preferably on the free side? Most of our users are POP3 users anyway so this won't be an issue for the majority and I could probably setup a web interface for imapcopy or something to get the other people through it, but since it's the people who are "important enough" to be checking mail on multiple systems who have IMAP set up in the first place, it'd be nice to have something done for them.

I've begun to resign myself to setting up a "web transition" interface to refer users and/or help desk to when they need to move someone over who was using imap. I still have hope something will pop up... however faint that hope may be.... heh.

Thanks for the response!
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Re: NetMail 3.1 -> GW 8. imapcopy?

toforama wrote:
> mikebell90;1825509 Wrote:
>> toforama wrote:
>> Unfortunately not. Even minting a trusted app key wouldn't do the
>> trick
>> here, as the imapcopy program would have to know how to do a special
>> authentication to use it.

>
> Any other tips for other programs that might fit the bill, preferably
> on the free side? Most of our users are POP3 users anyway so this won't
> be an issue for the majority and I could probably setup a web interface
> for imapcopy or something to get the other people through it, but since
> it's the people who are "important enough" to be checking mail on
> multiple systems who have IMAP set up in the first place, it'd be nice
> to have something done for them.
>
> I've begun to resign myself to setting up a "web transition" interface
> to refer users and/or help desk to when they need to move someone over
> who was using imap. I still have hope something will pop up... however
> faint that hope may be.... heh.
>
> Thanks for the response!
>
>

Well you could set up an LDAP server, modify it's source code to always
return yes to a bind and set up LDAP authentication. Otherwise no, and I
admit I have no idea if such a scheme is feasible
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