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Moving data, especially email, from one hosting company to another has become a widespread practice. This massive migration can sometimes become a deterrent because it seems like such a daunting task. Below you'll learn how to quickly and easily transfer your entire email account from one server to another.
To save yourself some from completing this guide needlessly – find out if you're currently receiving full backup support from your hosting company. If so, an easier way would be to download a full backup from your old server and propagate it on the new server. This automatically spins up old email accounts in the new server.
If not, then read on.
To completely transfer your email account from one cPanel to another, you'll need to download them from one account and reinstall them on another account. When downloading and transferring the files, use your favorite FTP client to complete the mass transfer. For a step-by-step guide, follow the instructions below.
Once you've confirmed that all emails are in place and that your MX records have correctly propagated, you can safely spin down the other server and fully rely on the new one (in regards to email).
Written by Hostwinds Team / December 13, 2016