Moving to a new imap server

Sriram ET. karra.etc at
Tue May 15 10:42:42 BST 2012

Due to a very strange manner in which our IT folks have managed a mail
server migration, I am forced to deal with the following situation.

I was using offlineimap to sync my email with 'oldserver' (Lotus Domino)
till now. I have to start using 'newserver' (on Courier) from now on. None
of my email has been migrated from oldserver to newserver. However since I
have all my mail on my local drive, I was hoping something along the
following lines should work:

   1. Update .offlinerc RemoteRepository account details with credentials
   of newserver
   2. Update nametrans to deal with differences between Lotus and Courier
   3. Clear any synchronization state on Local so the next run will trigger
   a bulk copy from Local to newserver
   4. Live happily ever after.

Can someone suggest if this approach can work in practise or theory? If
yes, what exactly should I do for Step 3?

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