Migrate to Mailserv

Use this web tool to create a Basic Email account on mailserv and copy the email from your tigger email account to it. Select the migration tool below to copy your email account from tigger to mailserv. Log out of Webmail and close all email clients before proceeding.

(If you delete the email from tigger that you have copied to mailserv, you probably will have more disk space available for other things on tigger. But you'll have to do the deleting yourself; this tool leaves all your currently stored email on tigger, without change.)

Why migrate? 

  • More space. 2GB of space is available for your email on mailserv. Mailserv's unified account quota means that there are no separate limits for your inbox and for all remaining folders.
  • Faster mailboxes. Mailserv mailbox formats that enable faster access to your messages.
  • No changes to your settings. You don't have to make any changes in Webmail, on your desktop computer or mobile devices.
  • Same email address. Your email address will not change. Your NetID and password will not change.
  • You can still use pine. Mailserv is dedicated to serving email. As such, FTP and SSH access is not available. But you can continue to use pine on tigger to access mailserv.
  • You can still use your tigger or account. You can continue accessing your tigger account via FTP or SSH to update your personal web page, etc.
  • As on tigger, your account is backed up every night. We retain seven (7) most recent backup copies. Should you ever need to recover an email, contact systems@uic.edu as soon as possible and indicate the name of the folder that needs to be restored.

About migration

The migration tool will take you through the process step by step.

  1. Email routing. The routing of your NetID@uic.edu email address will change from NetID@tigger.uic.edu to NetID@mailserv.uic.edu. This is an internal change.
  2. Account contents. Your folders and messages will be copied from tigger to mailserv. If you have existing messages and folders in mailserv they will not be overwritten. The contents will be merged. Nor will your current messages and folders on tigger be deleted.
  3. Email filters. Your existing server-side email filters will be copied from tigger to mailserv. Email filters are essential to organizing your email. Using server-side filters you can automatically place messages into folders based on the criteria you specify, without depending on a particular email client. If you have existing mailserv filters, they will be merged.
  4. Pine configuration update. If you intend to use pine to access your mailserv account, the tool will reconfigure pine for you.

After migration

  1. Log in to Webmail. You should find mailserv in the left frame at the top. Verify that your folders and messages have been migrated.
  2. Clear your tigger account. After you've verified that your folders and messages have been migrated, use the quota tool to clear the contents of your tigger account. You can also use SFTP or SSH to access and clear your account.
  3. Check your server-side and local filters. Your server-side filters and your local client-side filters will likely work as usual. Nevertheless, it's a good idea to check them and remove any duplicates.
Last updated: 

September 21, 2016