I recently was asked if it was possible to migrate emails from and old server to a new server. Unfortunately, to my knowledge this is not possible unless you migrate the emails manually. The easiest method of transferring emails from one server to another is by using matching IMAP email accounts in your local email software (e.g. Outlook). By using the IMAP protocol you avoid formatting and permission problems that may result when you move a raw email file.


To get started you need to make sure your servers and email software fits the following requirements:


Doing the migration itself is straight forward, have a look at the steps below.

When both accounts are setup correctly, open the inbox for the account that connects to your old server. Drag the messages from this inbox to the inbox of your new server. When all is done your old emails will be in your mailbox on the new server.