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Electronic mail Archiving on cPanel Server

The email archiving feature allows a cPanel consumer to save incoming, outgoing, or mailing record messages for a specific domain for a designated period of time. You can find this compressed file under the mail directory in cPanel file manager. Every day, a new directory will be created in the format “YYYY-MM-DD” that contains all the archive category’s messages.

By default, the email archiving feature is enabled, with a retention period set to last 7 days.


Steps to Set up Electronic Mail Archives

1) Log in to cPanel.

2) Click on the “Archive” under “Electronic mail” section. Here it saves incoming, outgoing, or mailing record messages for a specified period of time. Make sure you have enough disk space available for the retention period you choose.

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3) In the Default Archive configuration, you can create an archive for all the new domains in your cPanel account. You just need to select the archive email category and click on “Apply to All My Domains”. Then this feature will enable email archiving for new domains.

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4) You can also customize this feature for a specific domain in the “Manage Archiving” section. Once archiving has begun, you can download a copy of the entire archive in maildir format for each domain by clicking the “Download Archive” action. A read-only IMAP connection to the archive is also available. You can select the domain and choose the archive category from there.

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Download Archives:

To download the archive file to your local machine you would need to click on the “Download Archive” next to the domain that you wish to download.

Select from the following options:

All archives


Mailing Lists


A zip file that contains the archived messages will be downloaded to your computer.


If you need any further assistance please contact our support department.


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