Mail Transfer Tool
In this article, you will learn everything about using Sitejet's Mail Transfer tool.
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Please note, that this feature is available in the Team plan and higher. For more information on how to use the Mail Transfer tool check out the step-by-step video tutorial or written instructions below.
Step-by-step video tutorial
- To access the Mail transfer tool click on "Tools" in the top menu and then click "Mail transfer tool".
- You will now see a form to provide information about the existing emails. Some common webmail and hosting providers are already pre-configured within this tool. Check the dropdown under "Provider" to see if your provider is one of those pre-configured providers. If not, select custom and enter the server information manually. Please also enter the email address (it's important to use the full email address like "email@example.com" instead of just "help@" etc.) and the password before clicking "Next".
- In the next step, you can choose the target provider. Same procedure as before - either you select a pre-configured provider or you enter everything manually. Then you add the email address (it's important to use the full email address like "firstname.lastname@example.org" instead of just "help@" etc.). Please note that the new email account must already exist with your new provider for this.
If you want to move the emails to Sitejet, it's important that you make these preparations:
- Add the domain to the Domain Manager (without transferring them! So select "Transfer later")
- Activate the domain - either by setting the usage to "Publish" or "Email only" (if you don't want to publish the site yet).
- Activate the email services by checking the "email" checkbox for the respective domain
- Add the mail accounts in the customer portal as explained in this article about setting up email addresses
- Next, you'll see the options dialogue. Here you can select, which folders to transfer and which to exclude e.g. trash or spam folders. Under "Delete Emails" you can choose to keep the emails on the source server or delete them after transferring them. Under "Existing Emails" you can choose to skip any duplicate emails that have already been copied.
- Once you click "Start" the transfer will begin. The duration of the transfer process is dependent on the number of emails that should be transferred. You can switch to another tab and continue working while the transfer is being processed.
- When the transfer is done you will see this dialog with the options to repeat the transfer process or go back to start.
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