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Back Up and Restore Email

How Emails Store

Chapter 7 : How emails save inside the mail folder

I will take the "general" email account as an example. Assume that the "general" account have sent and received a lot of emails after some time. We also created and moved related emails to the following folders:

  • signup_record
  • transfer_record
  • useful_info

Now, check the files inside the working folder of "general" email account.

email folders

You can see that all emails and created folders are saved inside this working folder!

  • the "neomail-trash" file will be created automatically when you delete emails.
  • the "saved-messages" file will be created automatically when you use the email account.
  • the "sent-mail" file will be created automatically when you sent the first email.
  • When you created folders (signup_record, transfer_record, useful_info) in the email account, the files will be created.

Now check what happen to the "inbox" folder of "general" email account.

email inbox

Yes, this folder will also keep a inbox file with the same content! Therefore you may consider the "inbox" folder as a back-up of the inbox file.

Now you already have some basic knowledge of the storage system of emails in your hosting account. You should be able to know how to backup and restore the emails to your local computer. Please read on...

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