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How to Move Email From One Server to Another

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How to Move Email From One Server to Another using IMAP and Mozilla Thunderbird
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Claudia Naomi Kirkwood (22 days ago)
What happens if you're recreating an identical email address on a new server? i.e. [email protected] (old provider) and [email protected] (new provider) instead of [email protected] and [email protected] ? Would this process still work, or would it cause a conflict?
Yes this would still work. I have used this many times. Tip tho: label them something different so you know which is old and which is new. Thanks for your comment.
Claudia Naomi Kirkwood (22 days ago)
thankyou for a fab video too!
Walter Orellana (1 month ago)
This works in 2019. You saved me a bounch of work. Thank you!
Flavio (7 months ago)
Thank you :)
Softappi (8 months ago)
Softappi no problem!
GW1979 (1 year ago)
It's 2018 and these instructions are still as useful and relevant as they were 5 years ago. Thanks!
It's amazing how slowly email technology moves, I think this may always be relevant.
jason mathias (1 year ago)
What if I want to back up all of my Comcast emails using Thunderbird with POP instead of IMAP. Comcast is going to delete my email when I change internet service and I want someway to save all of my emails to my computer as I have a lot of important information in them. Thank you.
I believe POP will work the same.
socrayhte (1 year ago)
How do I go about this transfer process if I have more than 100 email-accounts for the purpose of backing up?
socrayhte (1 year ago)
I can imagine. I'm gonna try explaining further, hopeful it can do any good; We have about 100 staff whose emails I need to backup before moving to another server[windows to linux hosting]. The hosting company is charging extra for backing up emails. Just thought it could be possible without relying on them. Normally this would have been possible using the normal CPanel backup wizard, but unfortunately, they use VDeck CPanel. What can you suggest?
Unfortunately that is beyond the scope of this tutorial, I wouldn't even know where to begin.
Matty Clarke (2 years ago)
Hi there, does this actually copy the old emails to the new server, so I can use IMAP to access via another device (iPhone) or are they just stored locally via Thunderbird?
Attiq Haroon (2 years ago)
Is there a ways to do this for all the email accounts in a hosting server? I have a bunch of accounts on a hosting account that I want to move to new server. Don't this manually will take ages.
Attiq Haroon (2 years ago)
What are those services?
Attiq Haroon as far as I'm aware this is your only solution for doing it yourself. You can use 3rd party services but they're paid.
Brian Gonzales (2 years ago)
mike millington (2 years ago)
Thanks for uploading, really helped me out :0)
Ravdeep Singh (2 years ago)
Great Video Thanks For Uploading
Danny (2 years ago)
Hi, I managed the Old Server with my information as per my host website. Nevertheless, I am a bit confused with the new server option. My email will be the same since I am moving it to a different host provider and I have, nevertheless, my DNS is only linked to the Old Server. The new one is not working yet! On your video you didn't explain very well the New Server config or maybe I am slow on this subject. I don't know how to do it, can you help with more details? The IP for example?
Apologies yes you can use the IP address of the new mail server.
Destination Audio (3 years ago)
Magic, thank you!
Bradley Crowell (3 years ago)
In this example you use 2 entirely different email addresses ([email protected] and [email protected]). What if you were moving [email protected] (old server) to [email protected] (new server)? How does that work? Thunderbird won't let me load the same email twice, even though I'm trying to assign different server settings.
BarrytheCuda (7 months ago)
I know its been 2 yrs but in case for any other person who suffers from the same problem. You can directly transfer from old server to new server. Old server should use (only for example) "mail . domainname . com" for incoming and outgoing server address and you can use static ip address of the new server, like " 123.123.123 " after finising your transfer you can change your name server to new server's name server and use it as its used to be. Hope i could explain. Peace!
Bradley Crowell (3 years ago)
+Tailored Internet Marketing I had to create a third email "[email protected]" to act as a temporary home from the OLD server's [email protected] So I dragged the emails from [email protected] to [email protected], and then from [email protected] to [email protected] Neither Mac Mail nor Thunderbird allowed me to load [email protected] and [email protected], because essentially, it's loading two [email protected] emails, but associating them with different incoming and outgoing server settings. It balked because you can't load the email twice.
+Bradley Crowell hey, did you try using a different email? It won't affect anything in the short term as only the logins affect what's transferred, so for the old email use [email protected] so you can see which it is.
Darren Player (3 years ago)
how are you connecting to two servers when your dns is is on the old server what settings are you using for each? as both use mail.
+Darren Player You can use the IP address of either server in place of a URL
Corneliu Mihai Stan (3 years ago)
very nice, thank you very much :)
fofo (3 years ago)
Nice video but how can I enter to this page (local folder) also I have Q : I need to transfer all email in server name it for example (abc.com.sa) to another server name it (abc.com) only >> how I can redirect all email from one server to other one?? Thank you in advance
fofo (3 years ago)
+Tailored Internet Marketing I send you a message in the link that you send it to me . can you please reply to me with solution Thank you
+fofo Hi again. If you would like me to have a look at what you need in more detail get in touch at http://www.tailoredmarketing.co.uk/contact-us/ and we could see what we could do for you.
fofo (3 years ago)
+Tailored Internet Marketing   to be honest ..I did not understand how mothed making in web hosting for cpanel
+fofo Hi thanks for commenting! To redirect all email from one server to another you will need to use your web hosting control panel. This video covers only the actual move of emails from one server to another. Let me know if I can be of any more assistance.
Robin Eyre (3 years ago)
Should I set up Thunderbird on my computer, or my client's? What do you suggest?
socrayhte (1 year ago)
How do I go about this transfer process if I have more than 100 email-accounts for the purpose of backing up?
+Robin Eyre you can do it on either. If you are managing multiple clients I would suggest do it on your own and manage it all centrally.
Mohamed Nawaz k (4 years ago)
Why you used IMAP?, Is it better to to use POP3.
+Mohamed Nawaz k Hi there, we used IMAP as it's a more modern protocol. You can however still do this using POP3
Tormod Jahren (4 years ago)
Thank you very much! I have looked for a solution the whole week. With help from your guide here I did the migration in a few hours. I'm so happy, God bless you!
+Tormod Jahren We really need to monitor these comments more. Thank you for your kind words.
Andy Cronin (5 years ago)
Keep up the good work. Thanks a Lot
+Andy Cronin Thank you

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