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migrate mail from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to gmail

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I am trying to migrate email from an in-house Microsoft Exchange 2003 server to gmail.  I found the gmail instructions for migrating mail here:
http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=61369&topic=14870

But first I have a few basic questions.  Is IMAP not generally used?  The exchange management shows that IMAP is not enabled.  I tried right-clicking on it and clicking on Start but it timed out without starting.  Also, do I need to open port 143 and "forward" the port to Exchange Server?  If so, how do I do that?
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I can access the mail on the server from Outlook Web access
https://sbs.mydomain.org/exchweb

How do I enable IMAP, I tried right-clicking on it and clicking on Start but it timed out without starting.  Also. how do I open port 143 through the firewall as you mentioned?
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When I look in the in the 'Services' panel (Control Panel > Administrative Tools) should I see IMAP listed and then what, right-click to start it?  I don't see it in the Services list.
Also, if anyone has any advice on how I can connect remotely to my Window small business server 2003, the advice would be appreciated.  I tried everything I could find in the server manager to allow remote access.
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Connecting remotely to your SBS in terms of Remote Desktop or some other way is beyond the scope of this question; I'd suggest you ask a new one for that.

The IMAP service is listed as 'Microsoft Exchange IMAP4' and is disabled by default.

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