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Re: [vox-tech] Change mail host, lose e-mails?
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Re: [vox-tech] Change mail host, lose e-mails?

Regardless of forwarding, it seems to me there will inevitably
be a period of time when some of a given user's unread mail 
will be on one server and some of it on another.  Even some 
mail that the user has read will need to be preserved.

So either already-received mail needs to be copied over (this
is not the same as forwarding), or the user needs the ability 
(briefly, not for weeks) to connect to both servers.  This
can be automated with most mail clients -- someone has to do
it, but it's just an administration task like many others.

-- Rod

On Friday 31 May 2002 06:43 pm, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> Thank you Rod and Mike.
> I can certainly recommend that we keep the current mail service running
> for the next month or two after switching over.  But getting everyone to
> keep checking their new and old mails for weeks is going to be a problem.
> We do have the ability to forward the mails on our current mail service,
> but forwarding mails using IP addresses isn't going to work.  Is there
> another way to forward the e-mails?  (I can, of course, forward mails to
> my alternate e-mail addresses, but not everyone here has alternate e-mail
> addresses.  And of course the ones with only company e-mail address are
> the ones that are least savvy with computers and will forget to check
> both e-mail accounts... :P)
> -Mark

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