Migrate cPanel Email to Zimbra Desktop, Collaboration Suite and Web Client Profiles

Rollins Duke   
Published: May 13th, 2024 • 5 Min Read


In this digital world, a lot of users are looking for a reasonable method for cPanel to Zimbra migration. If you are one of them then don’t worry because in this particular blog post BitRecover Software is explaining step by step procedure for solving this query with the help of an affordable toolkit. After reading this blog post, all technical and non-technical users can migrate cPanel email to Zimbra Desktop / Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) / Zimbra Web Client (ZWC), etc.

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Our online support division has recently received some users’ problems, a lot of users want to know a reasonable technique for IMAPSYNC cPanel to Zimbra desktop.  Here we are mentioning few different types of queries.

Webmail Clients

Hi BitRecover, I am owner of several website and I am using several email address for sending and receiving email messages. At present time I use Horde Mail, SquirrelMail and Roundcube webmail services for using cPanel email but it is not a professional technique for reading the sending and receiving e-mail messages. Actually, I have decided to import cPanel emails into Zimbra desktop email client so please suggest me an easiest technique. I have already found few long methods but I want a fully automatic solution.

– Gabriella, Chicago

My websites are hosted on GoDaddy and I have a dedicated cPanel for controlling my websites settings. My cPanel account allows to access email IDs via using several integrated services such SquirrelMail, Horde Mail, Roundcube webmail, etc. I want to migrate from cPanel to Zimbra Web Client (ZWC). My cPanel emails are stored on GoDaddy hosting while Zimbra permits to import TGZ files, please suggest me an excellent method for exporting cPanel emails in TGZ format. After getting my emails in TGZ format, I can import them Zimbra Desktop, Collaboration Suite and Web Client.

– Caroline, Portland

Migrate cPanel to Zimbra Desktop – Step-by-Step Process

BitRecover Email Backup Tool is a well-suitable program which gives approval to IMAPSYNC cPanel to Zimbra within few simple steps. This software provides IMAP Synchronizing facility so that anyone can easily migrate from cPanel to Zimbra. First of all, download this recommended application and after that follow given steps for completion of the task.

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  • Run BitRecover cPanel to Zimbra Migration Tool and choose IMAP from email sources as shown in the respective screenshot.

cPanel to Zimbra Migration

  • Enter your email credentials in the software interface i.e. Email Address, Password, IMAP Host Name (Ask to your hosting services provider and search it on Google) and press Login button to continue.

email credentials

  • Now choose email folders from software panel and choose Zimbra as saving format. Users can choose specific email folders if they want to avoid the backup of some unwanted folders.

choose email folders

  • By default it will store resultant TGZ files at desktop but users can also choose different destination path according to their choice by clicking on the Change button.

choose different destination

  • This product offers several advanced features for transferring selective date to date data, specific user data and specific subject data from cPanel to Zimbra Server. After selecting the advanced settings, press Backup button.

several advanced features

  • cPanel to Zimbra migration progression is running, please wait.

progression is running

  • Now it is showing a pop-up message of completion, press Ok button to confirm.

pop-up message of completion

  • Here is your cPanel exported TGZ file at default storage location.

exported TGZ file

  • Now start Zimbra and choose Preferences >> ImportExport >> Choose File option and after selecting the file press Import button. Now you can read your cPanel emails in Zimbra Dektop, and Web Clients.

choose Preferences

Some Important Questions & Answers

Que 1 – I am using two different email hosting services i.e. GoDaddy and Bluehost, how can I find out my IMAP Host name which is mandatory during completion of the task ?

Ans – You can use 3 different methods to know your IMAP Host name.

  1. You can search your query on Google i.e. “godaddy imap host name” or “bluehost imap host” for searching your specific IMAP host names.
  2. You can contact to your hosting service provider for asking the IMAP hostname, they will definitely help you.
  3. You can also chat with BitRecover Support team regarding your current issue.

Que 2 – Does your software keep email attachments during migrate cPanel to Zimbra ?

Ans – Yes, this mentioned utility preserves all important details during completion of the procedure i.e. Attachments, Sender Information, Receiver Information, Email Subjects, Signatures, Hyperlinks, Headings, Inline Images, etc.

Que 3 – Can I import unlimited cPanel emails into Zimbra Web Client using your software ?

Ans – Yes, there is no size limitation, users can transfer unlimited data by providing the account credentials.

Que 4 – After getting all cPanel emails into Zimbra desktop email client, will I lost my emails from cPanel Horde Mail, SquirrelMail and Roundcube webmail services ?

Ans – No, all original emails will be store at cPanel hosting as it creates a copy of email messages in Zimbra TGZ file.


After migrate cPanel email to Zimbra desktop users can read imported emails in Zimbra Desktop / Zimbra Server / Zimbra Web Client inclusive of complete details. Users can also read their original messages using Horde Mail, SquirrelMail and Roundcube webmail services. Using above mentioned steps, anyone can easily complete cPanel to Zimbra migration procedure with 100% accurate result. This recommended software is available with free trial version so that users can check its functionality before investing money.

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