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Where are sent e-mails stored?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by ritmanis, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. ritmanis

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    I just moved from one hosting to another, also moving the e-mail accounts, both hosts have cPanel.
    I have done it a few times before simply creating a new e-mail account with the same name as before and then copying all the e-mail account data from the old hosts mail directory, and it has usually worked fine. However, this time, my client that is using the e-mail account is complaining that the sent e-mails have not been recovered, and I actually checked his e-mail account and it's true.
    What's the exact directory where the sent mail data is stored, and what can I try to recover them on my new hosting?

    Thanks.
     
  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Email data is stored in:

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    /home/$username/mail/$domain.com/email-account-username
    You should see additional directories such as ".Sent" within the above directory.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. ritmanis

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    Thanks, I figured it out myself.

    Turns out that the cPanel file manager hides directories like ''.Sent'', so they were not copied. I'll move the e-mail accounts with FTP from now on.
     
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    I am happy to see you were able to resolve the issue. Thank you for updating us with the outcome.
     
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