Moved to cpanel used to use postfix/courier-imap

BahBah

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Hi,

My old server used to run postfix/courier-imap. I have a lot of emails stored on my old server that I need to transfer to my new server that runs cpanel.

Can anyone give me any clues as to how to go about this ?

Thanks
 

jandafields

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Perhaps the easiest way is to use Thunderbird, setup an IMAP account for the old account, and one for the new account in Thunderbird, and then just copy/move the emails from the old to the new. The old server will deliver the emails to Thunderbird, and Thunderbird will transfer the emails to the new server.
 

chirpy

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If you're moving from one courier-imap installation to another, you should just be able to copy the maildir directories to their equivalent in /home/account/mail/domain.com/address/ tree after creating the mail account in cPanel.

If not, then you can either follow jandafields route, or use a method I used recently to do just this with a very handy IMAP migration script:
http://freshmeat.net/projects/imapcopy/
 

BahBah

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If you're moving from one courier-imap installation to another, you should just be able to copy the maildir directories to their equivalent in /home/account/mail/domain.com/address/ tree after creating the mail account in cPanel.
Thanks Chirpy that seems to be working well.