[nycbug-talk] problems with email

bruno bruno
Mon Mar 14 18:14:02 EST 2005

Hey Pete,

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 12:00:05PM -0800, pete wright wrote:
> Hi all,
>      So I guess it was a good thing I started researching DSL for my
> home last week.  I think I completely fried my colocation server,
> which is in New York and I'm in LA.  I'm now in the forced process of
> moving my email servers to my house and have a couple questions for
> the list.
> 1) I'm running a secondary MX server at my house, it is currently
> holding all of my domains email as "deferred" in it's postfix queue. 
> My plan is to turn this into my Primary MX server soon.  Any gotcha's
> I should look out for.  My thinking is, make the changes in DNS, and
> once I see them here I'll flush the queue and hopefully my domains
> messages will get delivered back the local machine.  Am I missing
> something here...
> (btw this will be done after I have my local IMAP mailboxen set up and
> running so the mail will have somewhere to be delivered to).

It might work..

If for some reason it won't, just create another box next to it on
your home LAN and set up internal DNS to deliver there. As long as it
finds the name, it should flush the queue. Just remember it will keep
the mail in queue for around 4 days, or whatever time it is configured

> 2) While I am in the process of dealing with broken email, I've done
> some research into using cyrus instead of courier as my imapd.  Seems
> like it should address some of the performace issues I've noticed
> recently.  I've not been able to find any info on google on migrating
> from Maildir/Courier to cyrus.  Is this a job for fetchmail?

There is a program called mailutil, part of imap-uw that can at least
take mbox and push it to cyrus, I'm not sure about Courier but in case
it helps..


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