Well, it’s a Saturday, and in an unprecedented move this semester, I went to work. Tech is moving its email from mbox to maildir and from UW-IMAP to Dovecot, so I’m here to answer the phones if anything goes wrong. So far, no one has called (probably because the phone number is in their email inbox, which they can’t access unless they store messages locally).
I’ve been poking around at my inbox while sitting in my office (my subnet has had access restored for testing) and things seem to have gone well. During the transition, they’ve removed the nulls from my mbox file (created by accessing my mail in more than once place at the same time), so I recovered about 12 messages that I thought I had lost. That was nice… what wasn’t so nice was their random placement throughout my folders.
Hopefully within the next hour, email should be accessible to everyone again and with any luck, there have been a couple minor problems in the process, but nothing the people in DCS (Distributed Computing Services) couldn’t handle. The only thing I really anticipate having to help people with is why they are seeing email from a couple years in the past (the null problem).
If anyone at MTU is having emali problems after the transition though, they can call 487-0010 and we can take a look at it.