[thelist] moving webhosting and losing all the old emails....

Nan Harbison nan at nanharbison.com
Fri Jul 31 13:03:47 CDT 2009

Anthony - I usually use Godaddy, but this domain name is registered at
register.com until 2014, so I don't want to make them pay to move it over.
So that leaves moving everything to register.com, and they will give us a
dedicated IP address so we can be looking at the site before changing the
DNS. Godaddy doesn't exactly allow that, although they let you use
yourwebsite.previewdns.com or something to look at it. 
I now can't reach anyone in their office, I think they are gone for the
weekend, drat, I wanted to get going on this.

And Jeremy, I don't think I have root access, But I will check as soon as I
can catch anyone in this office! So which one, IMAP or POP3 means your email
stays in Outlook if you switch hosting?

Thanks guys!


-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Baratta [mailto:anthony at baratta.com]
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 1:48 PM
To: nan at nanharbison.com; thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] moving webhosting and losing all the old emails....

Nan Harbison wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I am working with a company on a new website, and we are contemplating 
> moving the hosting over to register.com, where the domain name is 
> registered for several more years, and they are a nonprofit, so trying to
save money.
> Of course the huge problem is that their email is connected to their 
> hosting, so as far as I know, when we switch over, all their old email 
> will be lost. Is that true? And if it is true, is there a way to get 
> all their important email off the old server? Some use Outlook, and I 
> think the email on Outlook will not be affected, is that right?

What were they using before, combination Outlook and WebMail? IMAP? Get
everyone on a POP3 client (Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird) and have
them download their mail (or IMAP and move all the mail locally).

Then when you move Mail Servers you still have your mail.

Another way would be to move them all to GMail accounts and setup GMail to
download the mail from their olde server via POP3.

BTW - I've had very good experiences with GoDaddy, registration and hosting.
Very cheap too.

Anthony Baratta

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human
mind to correlate all its contents.
- H. P. Lovecraft

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