Thank you for the reply. I changed my server settings in Thunderbird to the mail server at dreamhost, and voila, all of my old mail is still there!
However I'm wondering if there is an option for merging this mail with gmail.
I see under the Web Panel, under Custom MX Records, there is an option for "I will still check my email at DreamHost. Check this only if you're using the MX of an outside spam filtering service like Postini that still delivers the email back to us." Can someone offer some clarification on how this works?
- Gmail is handling all new emails sent to my address. New emails show up in gmail and any client I point to gmail's servers.
- I can still reach my old IMAP mail and folders by using the MACHINE.mail.dreamhost.com, but new mail doesn't go here.
Any idea on how to integrate these? Are the Custom MX records the key?