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My domain example.com is provided by 1&1, but I recently moved my website server from 1&1 to another server, controlled with my cPanel.

I have also been able to set up a user@example.com email account on the new server, but at 1&1 I can still access my old emails with the same user@example.com

I want to transfer those over to the new server, how do I go about doing that? perferably at no cost. I looked on the web, but couldnt find what I was looking for.

Thanks.

Adam

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If both source and destination servers support IMAP, you can set up one mail client that can see both servers and pretty much drag-and-drop the messages from one server to the other.

Or, for us PINE users, ;A to select all messages in a folder, then AS to apply save-to-folder to all messages, ^T to navigate to the new server, and select the destination folder. And don't forget to throw a bone to the dinosaur.

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Wow, that was A LOT easier than I was expecting it to be. Did the whole thing in Thunderbird. Email is not exactly my area of experties, I just assume everything is difficult :D Thanks –  Adam-E Feb 4 '11 at 21:12
    
Hey, the win is not mine, but IMAP's - it's explicitly excellent at stuff like that, and much else besides. I can't understand why people still use POP3 for anything. Glad you're sorted, and thanks for the prompt feedback. –  MadHatter Feb 4 '11 at 21:44
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If you were to go into your home directory, you have access to your mail there and could have downloaded and re-uploaded to the new server's mail location inside the user's folder (after creating accounts on new server).

Example:

/home/somedoma/mail/somedomain.com/johnny

In this folder, you'll find "new" and "cur", which actually contain the email, but if moving from a cPanel server to another cPanel server, you'd probably be able to just restore the entire "mail" directory containing settings and data for all domains & email addresses.

I realize your answer has already been chosen, but this is a legit way to do your mail backups. In fact, I believe it's how cPanel does migrations itself from its cpmove backup files. Cheers!

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