I’m a brand new DreamHost user. Up until now, all of the webhosts I’ve done business with use cPanel so there’s a bit of a learning curve I’m dealing with here.
I need to transfer a webmail account from my old host to DreamHost. I’ve determined through the wiki that I need to do this through SSH. I’m new to SSH but the pop2imap method claims to be “super EASY,” so I figured that I would be able to figure this out.
I enabled SSH for my user account for the domain and everything; it was really easy. The wiki says to type in “ssh firstname.lastname@example.org” into Terminal (I’m on a Mac) to login. Simple enough. However, I have not changed my nameservers to point to DreamHost yet because, if I’m reading the pop2imap instructions correctly, I need my domain to resolve at my old host in order to grab the mail off the server. I logged in using my DreamHost FTP URL as the domain and that seemed to work just fine. I followed the pop2imap steps and while it appears to be able to grab the mail off my old host, something keeps going wrong when it tries to import the mail to the new account. I keep getting this error:
[A bunch of lines pertaining to the messages grabbed]
Unable to connect to blingy.dreamhost.com: Invalid argument …propagated at pop2imap line 147, line 11442.
blingy is my mail server according to my web panel. I honestly have no idea why it’s not working - is it because I haven’t changed my nameservers? I feel really stupid about this whole thing because it doesn’t seem like it should be this difficult of a task. I think I almost get it, but there’s obviously some critical step that is escaping me. Please help!