I made some significant changes to the LegRoom.net mail server this weekend. If you have a legroom.net e-mail account, be sure to follow these instructions exactly to ensure that you properly reconfigure your mail client.
Note: This assumes that you are using Mozilla Thunderbird for e-mail. If you are not, please read the instructions on this page for your specific mail client.
Note 2: Webmail is currently disabled. This is due to both the mail server changes mentioned above, as well as the recent website changes. I'm currently working on a new webmail system, and hope to have it ready within a couple days.
The first time you start Thunderbird it will appear that all of your mail folders have disappeared. That's normal. To get them back:
- Click Tools, Account Settings
- Select Server Settings
- Click the Advanced button
- Set "IMAP server directory" to "INBOX." (no quotes, but include the period)
- Uncheck "Show only subscribed folders"
- Click OK on Advanced Account Settings, then OK on Account Settings
- Close and restart Thunderbird
After restarting Thunderbird, all of your mail folders should be properly restored. If you encounter any problems, please let me know ASAP.
So, what changed? Primarily, I switched to Maildir-style mailboxes and am now using the Courier-IMAP server rather than UW-IMAP. What does that mean to you? Truthfully, not a whole lot. The maildir format allows for greater flexibility for administrators and power users, but normal users won't notice any changes. The switch to Courier was simply because UW-IMAP does not support maildir.
One other big change I'd like to mention is that all e-mail is now backed up hourly on a rotating schedule. If you accidentally delete an important e-mail, I can recover e-mail from the last:
- 24 hourly periods
- 7 daily periods
- 2 weekly periods
I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but on the whole it's a Good Thing. Once again, let me know ASAP if you have any problems.