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how to archive IMAP emails?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by SoftDux, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. SoftDux

    SoftDux Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    We acquired a client with 2 mailboxes containing 10GB and 12GB emails each. Email archiving wasn't enabled on his account on the other server. Since he uses IMAP and has various folders in his mailbox, Outlook 365 doesn't archive all the folders automatically.

    Does anyone know how to manually archive all the folders as well?
     
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    Hello @SoftDux

    If you want to archive the folders for migrating the mails, I would suggest Imap-sync ? That could be an option. You can follow this Install document. Even otherwise, you can migrate and tar the mails.

    https://imapsync.lamiral.info/INSTALL.d/INSTALL.Centos.txt

    An easy, but four year old document for doing the mail sync can be seen at our site as well - supportsages.com/imapsync-on-centos/
    IMAPsync install on CentOS | Sync mails between two servers - Command syntax there would be helpful as I couldn't find the same in the INSTALL doc.

    imapsync --host1 xx.xx.xx.xx [Source Host Name] --user1 user@sourcedomain.com [User Name on Source Server] --password1 xxxxx [Password on Source Server] --host2 xx.xx.xx.xx [Destination Host Name] --user2 user@destidomain.com [User Name on Destination Serer] --password2 xxxx [password on Destination Server]
     
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    I need to archive it, offline, for in-case the user needs an email in the next 10 years. We need to keep company emails, by law, for 10 years. So imapsync won't help much as I have nowhere to sync it to. The user doesn't want to pay a monthly/yearly fee for server, if it could possibly backed up to a external HDD for later retrieval.
     
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    Hello @SoftDux

    I believe you're incorrect as to cPanel's email archival. Please have a look at the documentation here: Archive - Version 76 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    cPanel's email archiving will most definitely work with IMAP and allow you to download locally eliminating the use of a 3rd party application.


    Thank you.
     
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