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Email Backups

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by StormingOne, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. StormingOne

    StormingOne Registered

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    I am in the process of setting up a number of email accounts and below is what I want to do is

    I need email backup for all emails arising from these accounts so I have access to all correspondence at a later point if required.

    Whats the best way for me to achieve this?

  2. cPanelTristan

    cPanelTristan Quality Assurance Analyst Staff Member

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    You cannot back up emails being sent from the accounts, since those aren't retained on the server when they are successfully sent. You can make a backup of emails that are received and aren't being downloaded immediately.

    If you only have cPanel level access, the backups would be of /home/username/mail folder contents and could be a cron you run daily to back up the folder. Otherwise, you could create a script to FTP the folder somewhere.

    If you have root level access to the machine, you could actually create a blind carbon copy to get all emails sent to another account:

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