[BlueOnyx:10795] Re: migrating to another mail server.

Bill Hicks billhicks at netstep.net
Thu Jun 14 09:23:44 PET 2012


I would believe you can use the catch-all email address for the website under Services / Email and then have that email address setup under User Management to forward to the new email address.

Bill Hicks
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Roy Urick 
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  Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:00 AM
  Subject: [BlueOnyx:10794] migrating to another mail server.

  We are in the process of doing  a slow migration to another platform and plan on using our BO box as a relay. 


  Is there an easy way to forward the emails to another server that would normally be dropped for "no such user"? We are changing the format of our email addresses as we migrate, so it seems like the easiest way to go. 
  Here is the plan in my head so far. We setup a new mailbox on the other server as bob.smith@ (with an alias of bsmith) when his old address was bsmith at . We would .forward his bsmith mailbox to the bob.smith address. When a message is received at the old server for bob.smith (or any other nonexistent mailbox) it would be forwarded to the new server (and that server would determine whether it should be delivered or returned as NSU). If the message was for bsmith, the .forward would take over and the previous step would happen.  Then eventually once all of the mailboxes were migrated, we would change the MX record to the new server and shut down the old. 

  Does this seem doable? 



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