support for migration of emails

Discussion in 'ISPConfig 3 Priority Support' started by xanela, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. xanela

    xanela Member

    ello everyone.

    I have a server installed freebsd in which sendmail is installed.
    Currently I have made installing a debian wheezy 7 with apache, dovecot, postfix and ispconfig3 server.

    Needed to migrate emails from clients from the server that is located in the new freebsd server.

    This migration can be done?

    What steps should be followed to migrate the mails.

    thank you very much hope your help
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You want to migrate from ispconfig to freebsd or from freebsd to ispconfig? Which mailbox storage format does your freebsd server use?
  3. xanela

    xanela Member

    freebsd desire to migrate ispconfig.

    The format of mailbox if memory is bad maildir.
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    ispconfig uses maildir as well. The ispconfig maildir heirarchy is like this:


    you should be able to copy over the whole maildirs to ispconfig after you created the mailboxes in ispconfig. then chown all files and folders in the maildir to user and group vmail.
  5. xanela

    xanela Member

    I'll try to back directly.

    Thank you very much for the help.
  6. xanela

    xanela Member

    Hello again.

    Where ispconfig sent messages stored?

    Messages recividos get them placed perfectly but do not get sent to locate the ispconfig recognize

    thank you very much
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    This is not ispconfig specific and depends on the user email client and the settings choosen in that email client.
  8. xanela

    xanela Member

    I am using postfix configured as shown in the Manual of the perfect server debian 7
  9. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    This does not depend on postfix or ispconfig. It depends on the email client (outllok, thnderbird, etc..) that you use. Most Clients accept the .Sent folder as default, othrs like Outlook tend to create a new folder in the native language of the used Windoes operating system.
  10. xanela

    xanela Member

    ok thank you very much
  11. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter

    after copying all mailboxes, run this on the new server:

    Then check the sent mails

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