Moving Hosts/Email

I have someone who wants to move from GoDaddy to a new host. The domain will be registered with a 3rd Party (currently it’s also with GoDaddy). My question has to do with the IMAP accounts. The client currently uses Outlook to access the site specific email accounts. To make sure he doesn’t lose the messages in those accounts once the domain transfer is initiated what’s the best way forward? To create a new folder in Outlook and move any messages into this temp. folder while the site gets moved or something else?

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Hunt around in the Outlook application for a way to move the IMAP mail into local storage. After the server move, you can move it back (for universal access from any computer, I suppose) or leave it on the local computer to take a little load off the network each time you go through your mail.

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On Jan 30, 2012, at 1:50 PM, Todd wrote:

I have someone who wants to move from GoDaddy to a new host. The domain will be registered with a 3rd Party (currently it’s also with GoDaddy). My question has to do with the IMAP accounts. The client currently uses Outlook to access the site specific email accounts. To make sure he doesn’t lose the messages in those accounts once the domain transfer is initiated what’s the best way forward? To create a new folder in Outlook and move any messages into this temp. folder while the site gets moved or something else?

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Great question. The answer is on the clients computer create a folder in “On my Computer” and move all the email in the inbox before moving to a new host.

By definition IMAP will look at a client computer and synchronize and guess what the new server has no email so the clients computers will EMPTY THEIR OWN MAIL BOXES !!!

Yes there are some forwarding utilities that can be used between ISPs but it is hard to get them to forward form mydomai to mydomain as mydomain can only have one set of IPs and reverse DNS. Utilities work great if both servers are in the same building and I bet they will not be…

Remember IMAP will look at a client computer and synchronize and guess what the new server has no email so the clients computers will EMPTY THEIR OWN MAIL BOXES !!!

Dale Josephson
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On Jan 30, 2012, at Monday10:50 AM, Todd wrote:

I have someone who wants to move from GoDaddy to a new host. The domain will be registered with a 3rd Party (currently it’s also with GoDaddy). My question has to do with the IMAP accounts. The client currently uses Outlook to access the site specific email accounts. To make sure he doesn’t lose the messages in those accounts once the domain transfer is initiated what’s the best way forward? To create a new folder in Outlook and move any messages into this temp. folder while the site gets moved or something else?

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Great question. The answer is on the clients computer create a folder in “On my Computer” and move all the email in the inbox before moving to a new host.

Do you mean create a folder on the Desktop for example or in Outlook, outside of the Inbox?


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Inside of Outlook you will see “On My Computer” and that is where you need to make the folder or many folders.

If some users are using Apple’s Mail.app then go up to Mailbox pulldown menu and go down the list to “New Mailbox” and then when the window opens make sure you choose “On My Mac”. Cloud would probably work but I would use the “On My Mac” option……

In either application you can create many folders and subfolders. The key is get a copy of all mail into these folders just moments before the swap of ISPs. I learned this lesson the hard way so it is good you asked before leaping. Do you have any idea how mad a client will be when you tell them 50,000 emails just disappeared off of 30 computers? It was not pretty and yes I got them back but I definitely learned a hard lesson the hard way.

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On Jan 30, 2012, at 11:15 AM, Todd wrote:

Great question. The answer is on the clients computer create a folder in “On my Computer” and move all the email in the inbox before moving to a new host.

Do you mean create a folder on the Desktop for example or in Outlook, outside of the Inbox?


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