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Moving message from Horde/Linux

I have a mail server setup on a Linux box and I used horde on the server. Is there a way to import the messages from that server into my Exchange 2003 mailbox?
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susanzeiglerCommented:
I assume when you say Horde, you are meaning IMP for webmail. Is the actual mail service on the linux box sendmail? Do you have shell access on the Linux box as well?

Finally, are you wanting this as a one-time import (i.e. for migration purposes) or do you plan to run both mail servers concurrently?
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CDCOPAuthor Commented:
Not real sure about the configuration. I rented some space from a provider, which allowed me to manage multiple domains. They use Cpanel for domain management. I believe I have shell access. I checked in the /mail/username/ folder and there is an 'inbox' file there. it has no extension.

This is a one time import.
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susanzeiglerCommented:
Ok. The easiest way, of course, is if POP3 access is enabled--then you could just use your outlook client to connect to the linux mailbox and download the mail into mailbox on exchange server.

If you don't have POP3 access, can you actually view the contents of the inbox file? Most mailboxes on Unix are a single flat plain-text file that is readable by other email clients (if you look in a text editor, you see each message header and then body separated by a few spaces). Netscape is one that can read most of them--you just copy the mailbox file into the Netscape mail directory and voila your mail is there and importable to any other email client.

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CDCOPAuthor Commented:
How can I D/L it onto my exchange server?
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CDCOPAuthor Commented:
I have POP3 enabled.
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susanzeiglerCommented:
You need to set up an additional account in Outlook and set the pop3 information up for the Linux server. for delivery, have the mail go into your exchange mailbox instead of a personal folder. Depending on which version of outlook you have, you do this under Tools > Accounts > Add an account.

After you have the mail downloaded and verify that it is in your exchange mailbox, you then remove that pop3 account from the outlook email accounts.

If you need more help with this, please let me know which version of outlook you are using so I can get the exact instructions.
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CDCOPAuthor Commented:
Cool. I used IMAP and copied the message from one location to the other.

Thanks.
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