Lost Email

David Fletcher dave at thefletchers.net
Tue Dec 4 14:43:16 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-12-04 at 16:14 +0200, Donkey Hottie wrote:
> 04.12.2012 15:31, David Fletcher kirjoitti:
> > On Tue, 2012-12-04 at 08:01 -0500, terry at leetuckert.net wrote:
> >> Greetings: 
> >>   
> >> I have moved from Kubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 12.04. I was using Kmail and
> >> made a backup of all that using akonaditray. I have the file but I am
> >> not able to import it into Kmail on Ubuntu 12.04. Does anyone have any
> >> pointers to help solve this problem? 
> >>   
> >> Thanks... 
> > 
> > Stop using client software to store your email and move it all to an
> > IMAP server. The advantages are numerous.
> > 
> > I made the move a couple of years ago and have no regrets.
> > 
> > Dave
> +1
> I made this move 10+ years ago, and it has worked wonderfully. I have
> had numerous different clients after that, and the email is on the
> server is not affected by the client setups. Currently I use two
> clients: ThunderBird + Squirrelmail, and TB in many separate machines.
> Currently that server is my own and the disk is on a RAIDed NAS, but I
> may move that into an Amazon EC2 virtual machine some day when I want to
> get rid of own servers.

I also run my own server. As mentioned before it's custom designed for
low energy consumption. It only has a single hard drive, with /home/
being backed up to my desktop hard drive by a script fired off by cron,
using rsync. If I do have to do a disaster recovery, I will have to

a) switch my mx record back to the 1&1 server so I can still see my
mail, fix whatever's broken, switch the mx record back

b) get that old, old PC down out of the garage, hope that it still
works, install Ubuntu Server and restore my email to that until I get
the normal server fixed.


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