cpanel help

Discussion in 'Programming & Software Development' started by philquad, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. philquad

    philquad Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    nelson bay
    any of you guys cpanel guru's
    of course you are
    i had a winge email from my host saying over 5gb email limit
    so ive zipped & downloaded all the emails as backup,
    when playing around learning, i find that if i unzip the email folder on the pc
    all the emails have 0 bytes & therfore, useless to restore
    if i upload the whole zip file then restore them its ok
    is there some rules to doing this or thats the way it is
  2. neRok

    neRok Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Perth NOR
    I wouldn't be surprised if it (cpanel and/or the webmail app) doesn't export each email as a "stand alone" file to suit your purpose - just the one big archive (which is probably just an extract of the database).

    You could try back them up by getting an email client like outlook, connecting to the email server, and then allow it to download all the emails. Then extract the emails from the program.

    But really, emails aren't worth saving. If you need them for some business purposes, extract what you need (attachments etc) and print the email to pdf, and then store/log those files properly. That's basic QA. I do that with all my personal emails that need it (receipts etc).
    Sipheren likes this.

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