Migrate Emails using imapsync

 

Step1

 

Install imapsync on old or new server, you could also install it on your computer if your running Linux . Since imapsync establish connection between old and new imap server to sync the emails you could use any machine that can run imapsync to move emails from one server to another.

On Ubuntu

apt-get install imapsync

On Centos

yum install imapsync

 

Step 2

 

Run the below command replacing details that match your old and new server,Remember to create email account on new server so that there is a empty mailbox to sync with old server mail box

/usr/bin/imapsync \
–host1 old.imapserver.com –user1 username@yourdomain.com –password1 password-for-the-account \
–host2 new.imapserver.com –user2 username@yourdomain.com –password2  password-for-the-account

 

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