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I would like to allow one of my clients to manage their own email accounts directly through Webfaction's control panel. I believe this requires having my client create their own Webfaction hosting account - is that right? If so, if they are using IMAP to manage their email, can their email accounts be migrated directly to the new Webfaction hosting account by me or Webfaction support, or would that have to be done by the client in their IMAP email client program?

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asked 11 Feb '13, 14:27

timblack1
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edited 11 Feb '13, 14:30


We don't have a system in place to move mailboxes between different accounts, so you'll need to transfer the mail from the old mailboxes to the new mailboxes via IMAP. You can do that in a desktop email client as you suggested, but its far easier to use a tool like imapsync or Mailjumpr.

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answered 11 Feb '13, 16:08

seanf
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i tried MailJumpr, but it was a bit flakey. Then i thought i would try imapsync which i dreaded to use as the last time a looked at it it was all terminal based. but surprising they now have a new web-based gui option. The Cat's Pyjamas lads and lassies !!! ... so easy. i had over 14K messages and 30 folders to move, whch was done in four hours while i consumed vino and surfed the net

(27 Apr, 20:57) baba
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