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    Default 6/30/07 - cpanel39 Mail Server Conversion

    At approximately 6:00PM CDT this Saturday we will begin converting cpanel39 from mbox to maildir. This conversion brings quite a significant performance increase and is also necessary for the eventual upgrade to cPanel version 11.

    While the conversion process is running you will not receive any e-mails. Instead, these e-mails will be queued and delivered once the process is complete. We do not expect this to take any longer than 4 hours.

    You will not be able to login to your e-mail accounts at all during this conversion process. It prevents access to the accounts while they are all being converted to the new format and restores access once the conversion is complete.

    If you have any questions please feel free to submit a ticket.

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    This conversion has begun. I will update this thread once it is complete.

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    The conversion has been completed. The server is now running through the mail queue and delivering e-mail that was queued during the conversion process.

    Two important things regarding this conversion:

    1. You may notice that e-mail accounts are now using more disk space than before. This is due to the change in the way that the mail is stored. Essentially each e-mail is now in a separate file whereas before each folder only had a single file.

    2. You may need to re-subscribe to your IMAP folders via your e-mail client and/or via webmail.

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