Solved

I have moved one of my resold clients on a shared box to a dedicated box and needs emails transferred.

Posted on 2007-11-18
8
354 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
The shared environment had Openwebmail, which allowed me to download all emails into one zip file.  I need to, now, somehow upload that in a workable way to the new dedicated server (CentOS with cPanel/WHM) so that the email can either be downloaded (via POP) and/or viewed in a NEW web-based email client (either Horde or Squirrel Mail.)

How complicated is this, and can it be done?
0
Comment
Question by:digispire
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:grahamnonweiler
ID: 20309347
Hi Again: Does the "zip" file contain a single mbox file or a whole load of "msg"/"eml" files?
0
 

Author Comment

by:digispire
ID: 20309455
Hey -- you look familiar!!

One single file -- which is sort of where I'm confused.  If it were the latter, I would simply upload them all to the server!


0
 

Author Comment

by:digispire
ID: 20313125
What do I do if I don't have a solution yet?  Can this be transferred to another expert?
0
Simple, centralized multimedia control

Watch and learn to see how ATEN provided an easy and effective way for three jointly-owned pubs to control the 60 televisions located across their three venues utilizing the ATEN Control System, Modular Matrix Switch and HDBaseT extenders.

 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
grahamnonweiler earned 500 total points
ID: 20320996
If the single file is say "INBOX" then this is an MBOX folder - typical of IMAP servers. In essence these are plain text files containing all of the emails received into that account. If your new email server uses a similar MBOX format then it is simply a matter of putting that MBOX file in to the corresponding account folder on the new server.

If your new mail server does not use the MBOX format then you need to use a migration tool to extract the mail messages one by one from the MBOX file and then either transmit them using "SMTP" to the new server, or to extract and build individual message files for copying to the new server.

A quick way to transfer this type of file to individual message is by using a POP collector (EFS from Chrimea Computing for instance) - the instructions for this come with the POP collector.

The first thing to establish, however, is what type of message files your new server use "MBOX", "EML", "MSG or something else. From that point you can then work out which method you should use to import the old messages.
0
 

Author Comment

by:digispire
ID: 20324475
What is the best way for me to determine what type of format the server uses?  If it helps, it is a GoDaddy dedicated.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:grahamnonweiler
ID: 20324624
It depends on which mail transport is installed - check your cPanel and see which mail system is running
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is my first article on Expert Exchange on the Manual Method of Exporting Office 365 Mailboxes to PST format by using the eDiscovery mechanism of Office. Hope you will enjoy the article.
Unified and professional email signatures help maintain a consistent company brand image to the outside world. This article shows how to create an email signature in Exchange Server 2010 using a transport rule and how to overcome native limitations …
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question