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Old 02-11-2006, 01:56 AM   #1
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Email. Is something like this possible?


I currently download my mail from gmail into thunderbird on windows. What would be cooler, is if I had a mail server on one of my linux boxes retrieve my mail, and I then check my mail on my linux box.

That part probably isnt hard at all. The problem would be importing all my mail (years and years of it) that I currently have in thunderbird into my new mail system/server I would setup in linux.

Is this doable?
 
Old 02-11-2006, 02:09 AM   #2
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If you have Thunderbird on Linux, you can simply copy your Thunderbird data files from Windows to Linux. That's the simplest solution.
Why do you want a mail server?
 
Old 02-11-2006, 05:20 PM   #3
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i think it would be cool to have a local mail server, to store and backup my mail locally instead of it all being on gmails site.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 05:30 PM   #4
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I think fetchmail could be used to save it to a local mailbox
 
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Originally Posted by hondaman
i think it would be cool to have a local mail server, to store and backup my mail locally instead of it all being on gmails site.
But Thunderbird does that too... a mail server makes sense only if you offer this service to other machines. Will you?
 
  


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