Imapsync script or How to move more email account easy.

Today I will post a script that show you how to move easy more email account from old mail server to new server.
The story: We have have many account and we now details about every account ( user and password ).

The script

#!/bin/bash
# Example for imapsync massive migration on Unix systems.
# 
# Data is supposed to be in file.txt in the following format
# user001_1;password001_1;user001_2;password001_2
#
# Do not forget to put absolute path
#
# Separator is character semi-colon ; it can be changed
# by any character changing IFS=';'
# Each data line contains 4 columns, columns are 
# parameters for --user1 --password1 --user2 --password2
#
# Replace "imap.server1.org" and "imap.server2.org" 
# with your own hostname values. 
 
# This loop will also create a log file called 
# LOG/log_${u2}_$NOW.txt for each account transfer
# where u2 is just a variable containing the user2 
# account name, and NOW is the current date_time

mkdir -p LOG
 
{ while IFS=';' read  u1 p1 u2 p2
    do 
         { echo "$u1" | egrep "^#" ; } > /dev/null && continue
         NOW=`date +%Y_%m_%d_%H_%M_%S` 
         echo syncing to user "$u2"
         imapsync --host1 imap.server1.org -addheader  --user1 "$u1" --password1 "$p1" \
                  --host2 imap.server2.org --user2 "$u2" --password2 "$p2" \
                  > LOG/log_${u2}_$NOW.txt 2>&1
    done 
} < /etc/rc.d/file.txt
### Do not forget to put absolute path to your file "file.txt" or what ever you name it.

Example for file.txt. ( I put diferent example of user and password )

user001_1;password001_1;user001_2;password001_2
user011_1;password011_1;user022_3;password003_4
sales;passwSals34;sales@ceae.info;passSale7634 

Hope will help you this page!

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