Update on recovery of old OPLIN emails

  • Posted on: 19 March 2015
  • By: hedgesst

We've been able to successfully retrieve all the emails sent and received by each account that were still stored on the old email server, and they are now grouped into folders by account. We've done a test delivery of those emails to OPLIN staff, with good results, and are in the process now of preparing login credentials that we can send to all the other accounts.

A few things to know (and these will be repeated when we send login credentials):

Email transfer service extended indefinitely

  • Posted on: 12 March 2015
  • By: hedgesst

The Executive Committee of the OPLIN Board just met by conference call and decided to keep the email transfer service running indefinitely.

We have added about 1100 transfer addresses to the service so far. Anyone who has given us their old OPLIN address and a new email address is getting their _NEW_ incoming OPLIN email automatically forwarded to their new address. 

Update on possible recovery of old OPLIN emails

  • Posted on: 11 March 2015
  • By: hedgesst

We speculated earlier that we might be able to recover people's old emails that were stored on the Zimbra server if we could complete three steps:  1) determine if any of the 6+ million files were actually individual email messages stored in a standard format;  2) sort the emails by sender and/or receiver;  and 3) deliver the emails to the sender and/or receiver.

Step one is done. We have determined that we do indeed have copies of all the emails that were stored on the server, and they are in a standard format.

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