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    How to Transfer Email Accounts and Messages From cPanel to cPanel.


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    Tutorial Overview.

    This tutorial will explain how to move an email account and it’s messages from one cPanel account to another.

    Quickies.

    How to Transfer an Email Account From cPanel to cPanel.

    First, a few definitions:

    • yourDomainName.com: The domain name of the email account you’re moving. Wherever you see yourDomainName.com in this tutorial, substitute your actual domain name.
    • Old Server: The server (cPanel) that the email account is currently on.
    • New Server: The server (cPanel) you are moving the email account to.

    It is important that the cPanel account on the New Server is already set up with the exact same domain name of the Old Server. Do not create the email accounts on the New Server as we will be moving them over from the Old Server.

    Download the Email Accounts from the Old Server.

    In this step we will download the folder that contains the actual email accounts from the Old Server. It is named yourDomainName.com and it contains all of the email addresses, passwords and server configurations for this account. If you want instructions to make an FTP connection, go here first: How to Create FTP Account in cPanel.

    1. Make an FTP connection to the Old Server.
    2. Go to the root directory of yourDomainName.com.
    3. Locate the etc directory.
    4. Inside the etc directory there is a folder named yourDomainName.com.
    5. Download the yourDomainName.com folder to your local computer.

    Upload the Email Accounts to the New Server.

    1. Make an FTP connection to the New Server.
    2. Go to the root directory of yourDomainName.com.
    3. Locate and open the etc directory.
    4. Upload the yourDomainName.com folder from your local computer into the etc directory. (the folder we downloaded from the Old Server.)
    5. Delete or rename the yourDomainName.com folder on your local computer.

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    How to Transfer Email Messages From One cPanel Account to Another.

    In this step we will download the folder that contains the actual email messages. It is named yourDomainName.com and it contains all of the email messages for this account. If you want instructions to make an FTP connection, go here first: How to Create FTP Account in cPanel.

    Download the Email Messages from the Old Server.

    1. Make an FTP connection to the Old Server.
    2. Go to the root directory of yourDomainName.com.
    3. Locate the mail directory.
    4. Inside the mail directory there is a folder named yourDomainName.com.
    5. Download the yourDomainName.com folder to your local computer.

    Upload the Email Messages to the New Server.

    1. Make an FTP connection to the New Server.
    2. Go to the root directory of yourDomainName.com.
    3. Locate and open the mail directory.
    4. Upload the yourDomainName.com folder from your local computer into the mail directory. (the folder we downloaded from the Old Server.)

    Configure the DNS and MX Record for Your Domain Name.

    If your domain name is pointing at the Old Server, you will need to point it at the New Server. These settings can be tricky sometimes so contact your hosting provider if things are not working correctly.

    The Nutshell.

    You have officially transfered the email accounts and messages from one cPanel account to another. Login to cPanel on the New Server and in the Mail section go to Email Accounts and you should see all of the accounts you just moved.

     

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