How do I migrate email between servers using imap? Print

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Typically, when you migrate to a new server, your old emails will not be available unless you migrate them manually. This article presents an easy method of transferring email from one server to another. The easiest way to do this is with the free IMAP sync tool that can be found online at .


This article is provided as a courtesy. Installing, configuring, and troubleshooting third-party applications is outside the scope of support provided by Mexxus Media Agency.



  • Both of your servers must support the IMAP email protocol. All Mexxus hosting packages can connect using IMAP.
  • The password for the email account you are trying to migrate.
  • An IMAP-capable local email client. Most email clients like Outlook, Apple Mail, and Thunderbird support IMAP mail accounts.



  1. Create the email account on your new server that you had on your old server. 
  2. Connect to the link 
  3. Provide the existing IMAP account information on the Source boxes and the new IMAP account information on the Destination boxes.
  4. Start the Sync.
  5. That's it! Once complete, your old emails will be in your mailbox on the new server.

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