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How to duplicate a mailbox?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by wzd, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. wzd

    wzd Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Just a quick question: I have some mails that i need duplicate into a seperate mailbox for seperate POP3 Access (Unusual situation)

    Before breaking anything has anyone tried and successfully done this and how would one go about it?

    This is what i was planning: Create a new account (backup@domain.com) and then just cp /home/USER/mail/account /home/USER/mail/backup - Where "account" is the account i want to duplicate

    Does anyone know if this will work or have any better ideas?
    Thanks!
     
  2. brianoz

    brianoz Well-Known Member

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    That will work, if you have the paths right. I have a vague idea that you may need to move some emails out of the "cur" directory back into "new" but that shouldn't be necessary.
     
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    wzd Well-Known Member

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    Hey Brian,

    Yeah thanks - I'll make sure there aren't any unread emails so i don't have to do any copying from /cur
     
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