Transferring email messages between imap mailboxes

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After moving to a new server, the question arose of how to transfer email message from the old server to the new one. I could not say that there was a lot of useful information, but just in case it never hurts to have copies of archival documents from the past.

So I began to research how to do it. Moving the email folder with mail on the server disk turned out to be not the best option - it did not want to copy all the files, but it was not possible to copy the folders.

I did not find a single useful linux utility, but I came across several paid ones that did not inspire confidence.

As a result, the problem was solved in the most banal way - since both servers were still functioning for me - I simply selected the folders in Thunderbird that needed to be transferred to the new server and dragged them to the new account! It's that simple!

Everything went well! This was the last step I needed to complete the move process, now the old server can be safely paid off without paying twice as much for hosting!

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