To exemplify, we will use the following scenario: Atmail is currently the main server for domain example.org and you want to migrate users from Atmail to Axigen. The following two methods, automatic and manual, will migrate email@example.com from Atmail to Axigen.
The Atmail server IP address is in our case: 10.0.239.178
The IMAP service binds on port 143
The SMTP service binds on port 25
Start by defining the example.org domain in Axigen from WebAdmin → Domains & Accounts → Manage Domains.
Enable migration for all accounts from WebAdmin → Domains & Accounts → Edit → Account Defaults.
Enable and configure automatic migration on the domain level from WebAdmin → Automatic Migration. The IP address must be enclosed between brackets: [X.X.X.X]
When automatic migration is used, no other users should be defined except for the postmaster account.
The migration process starts when firstname.lastname@example.org first logs in. In this case, the user will log in via WebMail. She could also use another email client.
After email@example.com is authenticated, the account is automatically defined in Axigen and messages are migrated.
Manual migration is performed using the CLI interface. This method requires that the user is previously defined in Axigen, along with the password of the account to be migrated.
Define the domain in Axigen from WebAdmin → Domains & Accounts → Manage Domains.
Define the user to be migrated from WebAdmin → Domains & Accounts → Manage Accounts.
Log in as admin to the CLI interface using telnet: telnet "Axigen IP address" 7000
Authenticate: <login> user admin
Go to domain context: <#> update domain example.org
Issue the migrate command to begin the process or type HELP for more info. <domain#> MIGRATE account user remoteHost 10.0.239.178 remotePort 143 remoteUser firstname.lastname@example.org remotePass secret_pass
and the output should be similar to: Migrating INBOX
211 to migrate
0 to migrate
0 to migrate
0 to migrate
47 to migrate
+OK: command successful
Axigen is a premium, scalable, all-in-one Windows & Linux mail server software. A free mail server version is available for personal and lab use, along with the business mail server and the MSP mail server, for Managed Service Providers, which also include features like personal organizer, groupware, AntiVirus, AntiSpam, or advanced security policies. The carrier-class ISP mail server solution completes the Axigen offering and comes with clustering support, delegated administration, extensive APIs, as well as a cloud-native, Kubernetes based deployment option.