StormingOne

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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?

thanks
 

cPanelTristan

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Hello,

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:

http://forums.cpanel.net/f43/hidden-copies-incoming-outgoing-emails-201801.html#post828491

Thanks!