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Client looking to migrate from h-sphere to cPanel - any way to xfer mail?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by psrch, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. psrch

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    I have a client who is moving to a cpanel based server, from an h-sphere based one. My task will be to perform the migration. I can set up the email accounts on the new server, but is there any way to transfer the actual email? I wouldn't think so, as the two systems use different email handlers, but I thought I'd check.
     
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    Mail format

    There is no tool provided by cPanel to transfer mail between H-Sphere and cPanel, but I can describe the format used by cPanel to store mail, which may help.

    Each account on a cPanel server stores its mail accounts' usernames and passwords in passwd and shadow files in the following directory structure:

    /$home/$account/etc/$domain/

    Each account stores mail for its mail users in the following directory structure:

    /$home/$account/mail/$domain/$mailbox

    In each of the above:

    $home = the home directory where the account is stored;
    $account = the cPanel account username;
    $domain = the domain name;
    $mailbox = the individual mailbox created in cPanel

    Mail is stored in Maildir format in the directories for each individual mail account. Each message is represented by a single file, in plain text format. Messages that have not yet been read are stored in a "new" subdirectory, while messages that have been read are stored in a "cur" subdirectory.

    I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can clarify this further.
     
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