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I have a vanilla IMAP account for work, and they also provisioned me a hosted Google email account.

I have tried good ol' drag-and-drop migration with Thunderbird on more than a few occasions, and it was a miserable failure. I am now interested in using a proper syncing tool, and scripting it effectively so I no longer have to work about running up against a quota.

Has anyone used imapsync with good results? If not, do they recommend any other migration tools? I would love if someone could confirm the ability of imapsync to map to different folder paths (think Inbox -> Inbox.JanuaryToDecember2010) or any tool that can migrate to a path different than the original email folder location in the new account. It would make organizing really easy.

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Per your answers to the post you linked: 1) Not really what I am looking for 2) I am sure something opensource, imapsync or otherwise, must be better and 3) I email quota will probably run out soon enough that I do not have time to code a solution. I would love (3), but I need some assurance it gets copied because this is work email and I am a coding amateur, to be honest. – songei2f Oct 31 '10 at 20:06
No problems. Was just a suggestion. @alharaka – Sathya Oct 31 '10 at 23:26

You mention that there is a quota. Can you check to see if your work also offers POP? Sometimes that is the case even if it's not publicly stated. If so, you can use Gmail's Mail Fetcher to check the account and grab new mail over POP. You can even set up SMTP at Gmail for outgoing mail from your work account through Gmail.

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Sorry, but I know for a fact POP will not work on either end. Our email engineers are an annoying bunch. :-) – songei2f Nov 1 '10 at 7:56
@alharaka I see. Well, it was worth a shot. Best of luck! – fideli Nov 1 '10 at 15:33

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