You sure can do that, but you’ll have to do it on your own: DreamHost doesn’t provide an automatic tool for mailbox migration.
It depends on where you want that package to be installed, and what the package is. On shared hosting and on VPS users don’t have root privileges so only packages that can be relocated to user’s home directory and don’t require root are possible. On DreamCompute cloud servers you can install anything you want.
Thanks. Perhaps I was reading too much into this sentence:
Which seems to me to in black and white that you can’t import anything as email. It’s good to have clarification. You say it’s ok to import “recent” messages…Can you clarify what “recent” means? A day? A week? A Month? A year?
I can’t really put a precise limit because afaik those are not set in stone and they’re likely to change. What I feel comfortable saying is that if you need to have a set amount of retained history in your inbox in order for your email system to be useful to you, then go ahead and use that.
Keep in mind that the issue is not the time limit but the size of the archive. If you’re using email with no attachments, you can probably keep 3 years of historic messages and nobody would notice. If you share massive files via email, one week could already be a problem.
Dreamhost has gone far recently with cleaning up transparency issues. The reason of course that I’m making an issue here is because this is a transparency issue. Apparently as you are aware from another thread, if you violate this there is a bot that sends a resolve this issue in 48 hours or your email account will be deleted. I’m just trying to prevent a new customer from falling into that trap on their first days as a customer.