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Migrating to new mail account with same address and password as old one.

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Migrating email account from Godaddy email client (secureserver.net) to new account in cPanel mail account. Using Thunderbird as the "go between". Both accounts have the same email address and password. Nameservers have propagated to new site.

I can get the new account but I cannot get the old account. I would use the IP addess of the old account, but there is no place to enter it.

I have searched how to do this and the results all say the same: 1) the incoming ports will be different (this is SSL). They are not. Both incoming and outgoing are the same - 993 / 465. 2) Use the IP address for the old account. I cannot find anywhere to put this.

Highly frustrated and I would appreciate the input greatly as to what I am doing wrong.

Migrating email account from Godaddy email client (secureserver.net) to new account in cPanel mail account. Using Thunderbird as the "go between". Both accounts have the same email address and password. Nameservers have propagated to new site. I can get the new account but I cannot get the old account. I would use the IP addess of the old account, but there is no place to enter it. I have searched how to do this and the results all say the same: 1) the incoming ports will be different (this is SSL). They are not. Both incoming and outgoing are the same - 993 / 465. 2) Use the IP address for the old account. I cannot find anywhere to put this. Highly frustrated and I would appreciate the input greatly as to what I am doing wrong.

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Nevermind... All one has to do is select all the emails in a folder, right-click and select "Copy To" - then find the corresponding folder one created in the new account and copt there. Really too simple!! Thanks again, Toad-Hall, for all your excellent input. I close this thread now.

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You create mail accounts in the same way. Menu app icon > New > Existing mail account

  • Enter Name
  • Enter email address
  • Enter password
  • click on 'Continue'

then use 'Manual Config' to manually edit the server settings.

Set up account to use the GoDaddy server settings. If you can still access that GoDaddy account via webmail then you should still be able to access that account using imap or pop account created in Thunderbird. https://uk.godaddy.com/help/server-and-port-settings-for-workspace-6949 Set up using the secure option for ports and connection security. Authentication method: Normal Password User name is full email address.


If you are creating an imap mail account then before attempting to download, make sure you set up Account Settings to synchronise and download full copies of emails.

Then use 'Menu app icon' > 'File' > 'Offline' > 'Download/Sync Now' and choose to go into offline mode once sync is completed. Then in offline mode (to stop further synchronisation of folders whilst you are performing a load of copying) get copies of all those emails into the 'Local Folders' mail account - you may need to create soem folders for them. If you correctly downloaded full copies you should be able to read them in offline mode.

Once all emails are stored in 'Local Folders': Manually edit the Account Settings to point to the new server. Go back to online mode and connect to new server. All emails will disappear from the imap mail account because you are no longer looking at the GoDaddy server. Finally, copy all emails in not too large batches, back into the imap account to get them onto the new server.

Notice I'ved used the word 'copy', this means if something goes wrong then you still have the copy in 'Local Folders' mail account.

You create mail accounts in the same way. Menu app icon > New > Existing mail account * Enter Name * Enter email address * Enter password * click on 'Continue' then use 'Manual Config' to manually edit the server settings. Set up account to use the GoDaddy server settings. If you can still access that GoDaddy account via webmail then you should still be able to access that account using imap or pop account created in Thunderbird. https://uk.godaddy.com/help/server-and-port-settings-for-workspace-6949 Set up using the secure option for ports and connection security. Authentication method: Normal Password User name is full email address. If you are creating an imap mail account then before attempting to download, make sure you set up Account Settings to synchronise and download full copies of emails. * https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/imap-synchronization#w_configuring-synchronization-and-disk-space-usage Then use 'Menu app icon' > 'File' > 'Offline' > 'Download/Sync Now' and choose to go into offline mode once sync is completed. Then in offline mode (to stop further synchronisation of folders whilst you are performing a load of copying) get copies of all those emails into the 'Local Folders' mail account - you may need to create soem folders for them. If you correctly downloaded full copies you should be able to read them in offline mode. Once all emails are stored in 'Local Folders': Manually edit the Account Settings to point to the new server. Go back to online mode and connect to new server. All emails will disappear from the imap mail account because you are no longer looking at the GoDaddy server. Finally, copy all emails in not too large batches, back into the imap account to get them onto the new server. Notice I'ved used the word 'copy', this means if something goes wrong then you still have the copy in 'Local Folders' mail account.
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IF you set up as IMAP because you have a load of emails in various folders on the server: You need to get full copies of all the GoDaddy emails downloaded and then you need to get them out of the imap account so the downloaded copies are not associated with the GoDaddy server. Hence why you put them in the 'Local Folders' mail account.

This is because when you change the server settings for that email address/mail account to point to the new cpanel server, all emails in the imap account will be deleted because you are no longer pointing to the Godaddy server.

POP If you keep all emails in only the 'Inbox' then you could use 'POP. Create the pop mail account then make sure the settings say to 'Leave message on server', just in case you need to repeat. Download everything to Inbox. Then move all Inbox emails into suitable folders. You can download 'Sent' emails, by logging on to webmail and moving all sent emails into the server Inbox and then click on 'Get Messages in Thunderbird to download them. Then once downloaded , move them into a folder called 'Old Sent'.

If you download to a POP mail account, but you want to use IMAP for new account, then you need to create another mail account using same email address and password, but set up as IMAP and point to new cpanel server. You cannot simply swap over the server settings.

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'''IF you set up as IMAP because you have a load of emails in various folders on the server:''' You need to get full copies of all the GoDaddy emails downloaded and then you need to get them out of the imap account so the downloaded copies are not associated with the GoDaddy server. Hence why you put them in the 'Local Folders' mail account. This is because when you change the server settings for that email address/mail account to point to the new cpanel server, all emails in the imap account will be deleted because you are no longer pointing to the Godaddy server. '''POP''' If you keep all emails in only the 'Inbox' then you could use 'POP. Create the pop mail account then make sure the settings say to 'Leave message on server', just in case you need to repeat. Download everything to Inbox. Then move all Inbox emails into suitable folders. You can download 'Sent' emails, by logging on to webmail and moving all sent emails into the server Inbox and then click on 'Get Messages in Thunderbird to download them. Then once downloaded , move them into a folder called 'Old Sent'. If you download to a POP mail account, but you want to use IMAP for new account, then you need to create another mail account using same email address and password, but set up as IMAP and point to new cpanel server. You cannot simply swap over the server settings. '

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Thanks, Toad-Hall, for all your excellent input. I finally got the two linked. I was using the wrong servers for Godaddy.

Now that I have them both, I have them is separate windows. I should be able to drag-n-drop copy from the old to the new. Do I have to 'sync' them first? If so, how?

Thanks, Toad-Hall, for all your excellent input. I finally got the two linked. I was using the wrong servers for Godaddy. Now that I have them both, I have them is separate windows. I should be able to drag-n-drop copy from the old to the new. Do I have to 'sync' them first? If so, how?
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Nevermind... All one has to do is select all the emails in a folder, right-click and select "Copy To" - then find the corresponding folder one created in the new account and copt there. Really too simple!! Thanks again, Toad-Hall, for all your excellent input. I close this thread now.

Nevermind... All one has to do is select all the emails in a folder, right-click and select "Copy To" - then find the corresponding folder one created in the new account and copt there. Really too simple!! Thanks again, Toad-Hall, for all your excellent input. I close this thread now.
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