Exporting email addresses communicated with from cpanel webmail

gmanikumar

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Hi all,

I have a question and I'm hoping for some advise on how to go about it. Here's what I am trying to do: I have communicated with a lot of people through my webmail configured in outlook. I'd like to generate a list of all the email addresses that I have communicated with. I did not bother adding them as contacts though. So in my contact list at horde and other webmail clients, it says I have 0 contacts. In this case, what would be the easiest way to generate a list of all email addresses of people that I have communicated with? I do not need their names, just their email ids. The reason behind this feat is that I'm trying to create a mailing database for mailchimp and I was asked to include their email ids int he database.

Thanks in advance for any input.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Did you use IMAP in your Outlook email client? If so, the sent messages should still be stored on the server. You could contact your hosting provider and ask them to grant you SSH access so you can search the sent messages for the "TO" address in order to generate a list of email addresses you sent email to.

Thank you.
 

gmanikumar

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Thanks for the response! I got everything I need with your help :).

I do have another question, however. I just realized that all unrouted emails were not being sent to a default address. I just added a default address. However, it seems that my domain was accepting these emails previously, however, no one was actually getting it. Is there any way to view those emails at all? Is it stored somewhere?

Thanks in advance.
 

cPanelMichael

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You should see those emails stored in the default email account at:

Code:
/home/$username/mail/new/
/home/$username/mail/cur/
Thank you.
 

J_Qumini

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Thanks for the response! I got everything I need with your help :).
Hello there, I have the exact same problem and need: exporting all the email addresses I've communicated with. The only problem is that I don't have any knowledge or expertise on how to use the command line, and my hosting provider customer support is not willing to offer any assistance on that.

Could you please provide some instructions on how were you able to perform this? It would be life saving as I need to create a mailing list with all of my contacts and don't know how to do it. :)

Thank you very much
 
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