Your tech talk, while awesome, confuses the hel out of me. *laughs*
Does this mean I should download what I have in there pre-move?
Yes, archive what you've got to your local computer.
Just FYI, you can install SquirrelMail yourself. It's trivial to do so...
Yes, but then I'd have to get a colo contract. If I buy a simple shared hosting contract, I get multiple OC12s and a dedicated sysadmin who runs mailservers for a living. Just getting the kind of bandwidth you get with a shared contract is expensive as hell to colo.
No, no you don't.
SquirrelMail is just a PHP-based IMAP client. Anyone can install/run it without doing anything special. Hell, you could run a copy at home which is pointing to an IMAP server in Japan.
I've done just such a thing to set up SquirrelMail for a friend who wanted to use it, but who's ISP didn't support it.
Ohhh, I didn't know that. I'm web-dumb for the most part, I stopped paying attention after HTML stopped being a standard and everyone went Perl/ASP/XML/BLT. So, in essence, there's nothing to install as it's just a directory full of .php files. All I have to do is edit a config file and stick it in there, then the users just point their browsers at login.php and off they go?
Pretty much, yeah. Except there's an index.php which points them to the login. And there's a perl script which gives you a menu-driven config.
Neat. You don't happen to have any bright ideas for migrating peoples IMAP accounts, do you?
What formats are the mailboxes in? If it's the same on both end, just copy either the maildirs or the mbox files.
That's the thing, shared mailserver on both ends, don't have rights to the backend filesystem.
You can't ssh into the box and get to the mail directories?
If not, I'd call both of the ISPs and see what's up and what you have to do to get access.
Nope, unless both ISPs will play nice and transfer the mbox files I'm boned.
Ask the one to send them to you. Then ask the other to import them. That's if it's mbox...
Or, move them using a mail client.
Dude, I haven't smoked enough crack today to understand anything that you just said... somehow I doubt it has anything to do with me.
Nope, you don't have an account on my webmail server. Unless you want one, that is.