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Hard Mail Question



On Tue, Aug 24, 2004 at 11:03:34AM +0300, Odhiambo Washington typed:
> * Sean Murphy <smurphy_(_at_)_calarts_(_dot_)_edu> [20040824 02:12]: wrote:
> > Without using "leave mail on server" or "leave mail on server for x days" 
> > is it possible after I have downloaded my email to my computer using pop3 
> > to put it back so I can access it from a different computer.  Possibly ftp 
> > it back to the server and copy it to my mail directory to redownload it? or 
> > mabey install imap and place it in my inbox folder on my local drive... 
> > would that throw it back on the server?
> > 
> > FreeBSD 4.10 and Sendmail
> 
> Hi Sean,
> 
> The easy answer is NO.
> The complicated answer is "everything is possible under the sky".
> Maybe yes, if you ask this question on ms-outlook-users_(_at_)_microsoft_(_dot_)_com ;)
>
> You will ask them to direct you to a tool that takes a .dbx file, splits
> it into individual e-mails, in a format that is not proprietary to
> Microshit and then you can FTP those back to the server, placing them
> either in ~smurphy/Maildir/new/ or in /var/mail/smurphy - I guess you
> already see how much time you will waste using Microshit products!

Actually, since Sean seems to be using Eudora 
(X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Version 6.1.1.1), whose files are in the 
standard Unix mailbox format, simply uploading the mailbox file and 
appending it to /var/mail/user on the server *should* do the trick.

Ruben