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Old 09-11-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Migrate Mail From One Machine 2 Another

Hello everyone.

I am currently almost done building my company's new web server and need to move users email from our old machine (a FreeBSD box) to my new machine (A SuSE 9.0 box). I know where some mail is stored like in /var/spool/mail/a_user and /home/a_user/mbox, but where are the user's other mail messages, for example, their sent mail stored? I can't find it. We're running Pine and Sendmail on our old and new machine. What's the best way to go about migrating users email? Thanks a bunch!

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Old 09-11-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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Most POP configurations store the Inbox in /var/spool/mail/%user% and the Sent, Drafts and Trash files in /home/%user%/.mail (it is a hidden directory so you need to run 'ls -la' to see it).
Old 09-11-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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Thanks ramram29. It turns out that I was just being scatter-brained. On my machine the files are in /home/a_user/Mail instead of /home/a_user/.mail

I had sent-mail in my root email account, but I was looking at the mail spool file for my regular user account. Duh. As Carlos Mencia says, "Dee dee dee!"



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