Maildir question before conversion

mambovince

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As for the conversion process just simply use run the /scripts/convert2maildir script and select backup mail then after that completes (which took two hours or so for us) it will take you back to a menu and you run the conversion process.
Where does it store the backup, and do we need to delete it manually after a while?

Thanks,

- Vince
 

chirpy

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It stores the backup wherever you have the WHM Backups configured to be stored. If you don't have it configured then it won't allow the mbox backups. You have to remove the backup manually yourself once the conversion is done and working.
 

yayyo

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(snip)

And our biggest problem is exactly the one you describe as many people use multiple emails but like to check them easily from one account.
That is a serious deal-breaker which prevents us from moving to maildir.

Is there a fix yet to allow horde to use multiple email accounts from one hosting account in cpanel?

Is anyone at cpanel and/or horde even aware of this issue? and if so where can we track its resolution?

If not, where do we log it as a bug?

Thanks in anticipation,
Marty
 

FeeL

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other implications

I have some configs on my exim (antiSpam, etc)
Will this convertion give me some trouble on those?

Thanks:
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allwebnow

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Yes, I'm interested to see if this conversion messes with any mailscanner settings, clamav etc.
 

MaraBlue

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Yes, I'm interested to see if this conversion messes with any mailscanner settings, clamav etc.
It doesn't. The only change (which is well documented previously in other Maildir threads) is that users will need to resubscribe to any folders used in SquirrelMail, and it removes Neomail (a good thing).
 

chirpy

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Actually, the final stage doesn't setup exim correctly for MailScanner, so if you're running that you need to do the following afterwards:

/scripts/buildeximconf
/scripts/mailscannerupdate
service exim restart
 

MaraBlue

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Actually, the final stage doesn't setup exim correctly for MailScanner, so if you're running that you need to do the following afterwards:

/scripts/buildeximconf
/scripts/mailscannerupdate
service exim restart
I stand corrected :)
 

allwebnow

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Thanks guys. I ran the script and it gave me a prompt with 4 options + exit. Do I choose option 1 (backup mailboxes) or just do 3 (convert)?
 

allwebnow

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So, I selected option 1 first to backup. That didn't take long. Then I ran the conversion which took only about 20-30mins for over 200 emails. and ran /scripts/buildeximconf /scripts/mailscannerupdate service exim restart and that was it. The only hiccups I had was, for some reason some of last weeks emails came in again and spamd did not shut down on the last commands you told me to run... is that a big problem? Other than that, it fixed all of my client's email and webmail problems and got rid of neomail and seems to be a lot more solid. (as far as I can tell at this point)

PS: I'm glad my clients and I don't use global webmail check or neomail, this was perfect for us.
 
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