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Import Plesk mails to WHM cPanel mails - vice versa

Before start to the solution, I'll explain my situation,

I've 2 servers with Parallels Plesk - 11.5.30 and WHM - 11.50. Plesk have Postfix mail server and WHM have exim mail server.

My task is to migrate a domain example.com from Plesk installed server to WHM installed server.

Now I've moved files to new server, But how can I move mails from Plesk to WHM. It's really hard thing to do, because both have different mail server.

After lot of reference, I can see that horde will help on this.

Okay, Let's see what is Horde, It is a webmail client, slimier to squirrelmail, roundcube mail etc. It is used to check our mails on server with web interface.

So how it help us to import mails that located in server with Plesk control panel to server with WHM control panel.

Trick

1. How to Enable Horde web-mail on plesk.

Login in to your Plesk control panel, click "Tools & Settings" on left menu, click "Updates and Upgrades" under Panel, new window will open, click Add/Remove Components, on list under "Plesk webmails support" select "Horde web-mail support", if not selected and click remove another one. It'll take few min to install.

2. In WHM control panel, we don't have to do much work because by default there is option to choose our web-mail client.

3. Login in to Horde Web-mail client on plesk server, Right click Inbox, click Export. It'll ask to download file, use default option and click ok.

4. MBOX file will be downloaded.

5. Login to web-mail on WHM server, as same Right click and choose Import. It'll ask for mbox file, choose downloaded file.

6. It'll take few some time based on your mails count and size.

That's it.

Advantages:
It's very quick method to import, no need any configuration changes.

Disadvantages:
It's too hard if we have large amount of mail boxes.

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