John Gorentz wrote:
> I'm wondering how to interpret this ominous-sounding item in the FAQ for the new mail system:
> That makes it sound as though autoforwarding will have to be repaired manually when the new mail system goes on line -- that the new system won't inherit the old's autoforwarding. *more cutting*
Users of mail.msu.edu who have set a traditional .forward will have
their .forwards "swept up" into our database where Exim will soon read
this type of information from. A traditional forward being the one set
at http://mail.msu.edu/ within the 'Preferences' and the setting being
at the bottom left.
People who forward their email non-traditionally, that is in the
non-supported method of using a Mail Filter (seen under 'Filters' on
http://mail.msu.edu/ ) will have to correct this by going into the web
interface and changing it over to the traditional type of .forward
described above. This is mentioned in the question:
I have a filter in the legacy service that auto-forwards my e-mail. Can
I do the same in the new service?
No. Please use the e-mail forwarding function to handle your
> And how is this consistent with the idea that the old mail system will continue to be available for 6 months after the new one is turned on?
The old mail system will be available at http://old.mail.msu.edu/
starting on December 22nd, however certain preferences/features will be
grayed-out; namely the Filters feature and of course, the preferences.
These items will still be accessible to the mail team should problems
need to be filed regarding them.
> I understand how that is done for the web client, but what about the mail servers?
The only thing of great note that is changing is the web interface. We
are deprecating some older front-end machines and replacing them with
newer hardware. We are also adding to our overall total number of servers.
> Will users get to choose the moment when their mail is handled by the new server?
The will get to choose December 22nd, 2008 :-)
./brm - MSU Postmaster