Retrieving email after switching hosts


#1

I’m moving one of my domains away from Dreamhost and to another provider. Previously, I had all of my e-mail stored and accessed via IMAP. My DNS was handled by Dreamhost so my mail settings looked like
Server: mail.mydomain.com
Username: myuser@mydomain.com
Password: mypassword

I moved my files to a new host and went into Dreamhost’s domain management and replaced the DH nameservers with my new ones - DH is still handling the registration.

Now, I setup the same email address at the new host. Whoops - once the DNS changes propogated I can’t retrieve my email via IMAP anymore, I point to the new machine.

How can I POP into my DH account and get my old email? I figured out how to access it via the IP address of the webmail box but that only works in a browser, I want it local to my machine.

Thanks


#2

You’ll need the IP address of the mail cluster you’re on. Go to the panel and click Account Status. You’ll get your mail server name. Then you can go to a command line and type ‘host MAILSERVER.mail.dreamhost.com’ and get that IP address to use in your mail client. You’ll still use your old username and password.

-Scott