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email:manual-email-migration-guide [2019/10/11 13:43]
Karson N. [Step 1 - Connect to the Old Server and Download]
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Karson N. [Step 3 - Connect to New Server]
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 For "​Server hostname",​ you can put the server'​s hostname if it resolves to the new server already. If it does not, you can put the new server'​s IP address for now. (We can change it to the "​prettier"​ hostname later once it resolves.) For the drop-down box next to "​Incoming"​ be sure to choose IMAP. For SSL it is recommended to use STARTTLS. Make sure the username is the full email address, not just the part before the ''​%%@%%''​.((So the "​Username"​ for both "​Incoming"​ and "​Outgoing"​ should look like "​emailuser@domain.tld",​ not just "​emailuser"​ by itself.)) The port and the authentication method should be able to autodetct once these are set correctly, so click "​Re-test"​. Check the Advanced Config as before, then click "​Done"​. For "​Server hostname",​ you can put the server'​s hostname if it resolves to the new server already. If it does not, you can put the new server'​s IP address for now. (We can change it to the "​prettier"​ hostname later once it resolves.) For the drop-down box next to "​Incoming"​ be sure to choose IMAP. For SSL it is recommended to use STARTTLS. Make sure the username is the full email address, not just the part before the ''​%%@%%''​.((So the "​Username"​ for both "​Incoming"​ and "​Outgoing"​ should look like "​emailuser@domain.tld",​ not just "​emailuser"​ by itself.)) The port and the authentication method should be able to autodetct once these are set correctly, so click "​Re-test"​. Check the Advanced Config as before, then click "​Done"​.
  
-  * {{:​email:​emailmignewmailacctsetup.png?​nolink&​800|}}((In our example, the new account uses a different email address (since it's in the same server) but the process works the same if the two accounts are the same address on different servers.))+  * {{:​email:​emailmignewmailacctsetup.png?​nolink&​500|}}((In our example, the new account uses a different email address (since it's in the same server) but the process works the same if the two accounts are the same address on different servers.))
  
 You may need to confirm a "​security exception"​ for the new server'​s mail certificate,​ for example if the certificate is self-signed,​ or if you used a different "​Server hostname"​ in the connection settings than the real hostname of the server. You may need to confirm a "​security exception"​ for the new server'​s mail certificate,​ for example if the certificate is self-signed,​ or if you used a different "​Server hostname"​ in the connection settings than the real hostname of the server.
  
-  * {{:​email:​emailmignewaddsecurityexception.png?​nolink&​800|}}+  * {{:​email:​emailmignewaddsecurityexception.png?​nolink&​500|}}
  
 If you did need to confirm the security exception, and if you will be needing to send messages using this account in this Thunderbird installation,​ it is recommended at this time to send a test message to trigger the security exception prompt for the SMTP port. To do so, make sure the new account is selected and click "​Write"​ to open a composition window. If you did need to confirm the security exception, and if you will be needing to send messages using this account in this Thunderbird installation,​ it is recommended at this time to send a test message to trigger the security exception prompt for the SMTP port. To do so, make sure the new account is selected and click "​Write"​ to open a composition window.
  
-  * {{:​email:​emailmignewtestsendwrite.png?​nolink&​800|}}+  * {{:​email:​emailmignewtestsendwrite.png?​nolink&​500|}}
  
 Make sure the "​From"​ line shows the new account. The "​To:"​ line can be somewhere else if desired, but it can also be the same account. Make sure to have a Subject and body in the message. When the message is finished being composed, click "​Send"​. Make sure the "​From"​ line shows the new account. The "​To:"​ line can be somewhere else if desired, but it can also be the same account. Make sure to have a Subject and body in the message. When the message is finished being composed, click "​Send"​.
  
-  * {{:​email:​emailmignewtestsendcompose.png?​nolink&​800|}}+  * {{:​email:​emailmignewtestsendcompose.png?​nolink&​500|}}
  
 If needed, confirm the security exception: If needed, confirm the security exception:
  
-  * {{:​email:​emailmignewsmtpsecexception.png?​nolink&​800|}}+  * {{:​email:​emailmignewsmtpsecexception.png?​nolink&​500|}}
  
 Then click "​OK"​ to the sending error: Then click "​OK"​ to the sending error:
  
-  * {{:​email:​emailmignewsmtptestfailok.png?​nolink&​800|}}+  * {{:​email:​emailmignewsmtptestfailok.png?​nolink&​500|}}
  
 After that, click "​Send"​ in the composition window again. This time, it should work. After that, click "​Send"​ in the composition window again. This time, it should work.
email/manual-email-migration-guide.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/11 13:44 by Karson N.