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Change e-mail address but keep saved messages

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by casey, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. casey

    casey Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to change the e-mail address but keep the old e-mails? What I would like to do is go into the mail folder and change the name of the folder from email@domain.com to email.bak@domain.com. I no longer want the address (future emails should bounce), but I want to keep the messages.
     
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    Where are the messages at the moment?
    In an IMAP account or on an end users PC ?
     
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies. The messages are currently in an IMAP account. The filter idea may work.
     
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    You can even save the email data through a folder in cpanel /home/username/mail/domain.com/email-account-username. This might work.
     
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    Ff they are in an IMAP account, then this has worked for me numerous times.
    It's a little long winded but works.

    Create the new email account.
    Configure your email client to use both accounts.
    Within your email client, drag and drop from one account to the other.

    Close the old account.
     
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    I was thinking the same, in fact I opened another thread with a similar subject here:
    http://forums.cpanel.net/f43/can-i-copy-email-contents-mailbox-another-one-457122.html

    One of my customers want to make a copy of the contents of certain mailboxes before deleting them,
    so my first answer was recommending to use IMAP to download all the contents to a local PC, however
    if there is too much information in the account that would take too much time.

    Another option would be to create a new mailbox called backup@mydomain.com
    and copy there the contents of the folders of the other accounts I want to keep contents from.

    The idea is to create a folder for each mailbox and copy in there the INBOX, SENT MAILs and other
    folders. Is that possible? How easy would it be to read the email contents then after?
    Would it be any issues with file permissions?
     
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