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copy mail from Webmin server to Cpanel

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by wwsphil, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. wwsphil

    wwsphil Registered

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    Hi,

    We have a bunch of servers and want to consolodate. Around 15 customers are on old redhat servers with webmin and sendmail as mta. These customers want to keep their old email messages, some have thousands of messages dating back to 2004.

    We want to move these accounts to a CPANEL server ( Latest WHM/CPANEL on CENTOS 5.1 64bit)

    What is the best way to do this and preserve the emails. Any tool available to read the old messages and convert/inject them into their new mailbox on the CPANEL server?

    Phil
     
  2. WebScHoLaR

    WebScHoLaR Well-Known Member

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    Sendmail must be using the old Mbox mail format in which all emails are stored in a single file. cPanel was using this format but it is no more supported and Maildir has been implemented in which every email is stored in a seperate file that increases the performance and prevents any locking on emails. cPanel do has script (/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mb2md/mb2md) that converts from Mbox to Maildir but even then manual work is done.
     
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    I'm looking to migrate a few gigs of email from a qmail / binc imap (maildir) machine to cPanel.


    Since exim uses maildir as well, would it be as easy as copying the dir/files over & restarting exim?

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=481344


    Thanks,

    marco
     
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