Migrating your e-mail account

In addition to moving your domain name and website to Greenhost, it is often the idea that your e-mail is moved as well, and preferably with the same folder structure as in your current e-mail account. The best solution for this is to create both the old e-mail account and the new one in IMAP in your e-mail program. This makes moving all your mail and the familiar folder structure a matter of a few steps:

Moving your IMAP e-mail account

  • Login with your administrator account in the Greenhost Service Centre and create the same e-mail address as the current one at your old provider.
  • Add the old e-mail account in your mail program if this was not already done so. If the account is still to be added, make sure it is an IMAP connection.
  • Add the new e-mail account that was created at Greenhost to your e-mail program. Make sure that this is an IMAP connection too.
  • Next, drag all folders and if necessary individual e-mails from the old to the new account.
  • All folders and e-mails are now being moved. Dependent on how many mail is to be copied this can take a while, but after a while everything is transferred to your new e-mail account and available on the servers of Greenhost. You can then end the old e-mail account without worries.

Moving your POP3 e-mail account

We recommend using IMAP. This has many benefits in relation to POP3. You can transfer your current POP3 e-mail account just as easily to an IMAP e-mail account at Greenhost as described above. You just need to ignore step 2 and follow the rest of the steps.