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Please tell me there is a workaround or some sort of

fix for what must be a HUGE number of spamcop email

users who found their accounts non-functional as of

yesterday afternoon.

I will confess that in all likelihood I failed to

follow the one announcement that was sent to me on

Aug. 9th, fifty three days before the shutdown.

Over MANY years I used my account

("bernstein[at]cesmail.net") in a very large number of

contexts that required that an email address be

provided. I even leaned towards using my cesmail.net

account more than others out of a

belief that it would prove reliable over the long


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I'm not the best expert here, but seeing as how no one has replied...

Judging by other threads, it's too late to use POP or IMAP to retrieve your old mail, IF it still exists.

You should log into spamcop webmail, like NOW, and see if your old mail is still there. If so, your only option to save it may be to use the folder download function (assuming IMAP and POP servers are indeed gone).

So that's login at https://webmail.spamcop.net/

Click "folders" icon

select folder [EDIT: see post from anders_o below]

In the "Chose action" popup menu, you will use "Download folders" or download zipped (zipped is probably the way to go, or it'll take forever.

This operation has been discussed in threads here, but you'll have to look for them yourself as there's been quite a lot of discussion about this debacle.

The other thing you need to do is log in at http://www.spamcop.net/

Click "Preferences "

then "Change Email address or name"

and setup "Forward mail to address"

(don't try to set up forwarding in webmail, that's been disabled)

Obviously you need an email account somewhere to forward to. The quickest solution might be to set up a gmail or yahoo account, if you don't already have another email.

Good luck.

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Yep, exporting as zips (containing MBOX files) is the way to go. Make sure you export the folders one by one (except all the Sent folders, which I exported as one large zip file). Then unzip them all into one folder. Keep the names.

Then I used Thunderbird and a plugin that can import MBOX files. Works like a charm, and as we speak I'm uploading folder by folder to Gmail using IMAP from Thunderbird.

Just follow the instruction at https://backupify.zendesk.com/entries/20644...-Gmail-account-

Also export your address book separately, if you are using it actively!

Good luck!

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