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We have not been hosting one of our clients' emails on our server. They are migrating off exchange and ready to have us host on Exim loaded on our Apache server managed by WHM/cPanel.

I am looking at the task of migrating almost 100 email accounts. And I just learned that there is no way to do this with cPanel other than one at a time . . ..

Umm. . . really?

So I need to enter each one individually?


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Apache is a web server and Exchange a mail server. What kind of E-Mail system will you be running for them? – Sven Sep 15 '11 at 22:46
@SvenW I updated the post to add that we are running Exim on Apache for our mail. – Joseph Barisonzi Sep 15 '11 at 22:52
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This is not possible because you don't have the software that can do it.

Exim is a mail server. This is to transfer mails from point A to B. And to store mails in a local storage system (mbox, Maildir or some exotic database). Then you need a software accessing the mail storage for presenting the mails to users. These kind of software is an IMAP or POP3 server.

If you chose dovecot as IMAP server (I would) you can use a migration guide to convert your mails via IMAP to the new storage. This will not migrate the users/passwords, no calendar, no todos, no addresses and nothing else! Shared folders are very hard to migrate and probably only will work by configuring manually.

This migration path is not a step-by-step "click-click-ready" guide. You definitely need special batch files (on the command line) that do the transfer. You have to think about it, make migration plans, evaluate your options, test thoroughly, migrate carefully and then intensively train you users that everything is different than on Exchange.

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