Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Batch Email Migration

Up-scale email transfers.

Are you planning to migrate a large number of email accounts? If so, our Batch Email Migration-tool is for you. The benefits of using our Batch Migration include:

  • Enter user credentials using a CSV-file instead of the web interface.
  • Get a single invoice for all transfers.
  • Near-realtime transfer status.
  • Ability to prioritize accounts (high, medium and low)
  • Last, but not least volume discount.

As Simple as 1-2-3.

Just because you are transferring 10, 100 or even a 1,000 accounts it doesn't have to be difficult. Just follow these easy steps.

1. Download and fill out the CSV-file

Create a YippieMove Account and download the CSV-template.

You can find out more about the IMAP settings for various providers here.

Learn more about the CSV-file.

For each account in the migration, fill out the following information in the CSV-file:
Field Value
src_username The username for the source server
src_password The password for the source server
src_host The address to the source server (eg. mail.company.com)
src_port The port on the source server. The port number is usually either 143 or 993
src_ssl True or false
dst_username The username for the destination server
dst_password The password for the destination server
dst_host The address to the destination server (eg. mail.company.com)
dst_port The port on the destination server. The port number is usually either 143 or 993
dst_ssl True or false
prefix Append a prefix to the destination folders. (eg. If you enter 'old,' the folder 'inbox' will be named 'old/inbox' on the destination server). Leave blank for no prefix.
owner This field is only required if you're sending your CSV-file by email to us. Otherwise leave this field blank. If you're emailing your file, enter the email address you used when signing up for your YippieMove-account.
exclude Enter the folders you wish to exclude. Use '|' as a separator, eg. folder1|folder2.

Example 1: Gmail to Google Apps

If you were to move from Gmail to Google Apps, your CSV-file would look something similar to this:

src_usernamesrc_passwordsrc_hostsrc_portsrc_ssldst_usernamedst_passworddst_hostdst_portdst_sslprefixownerexclude
jdoe@gmail.commypasswordimap.gmail.com993Truejdoe@mydomain.commypasswordimap.gmail.com993True

As you can see, we left the 'prefix,' 'owner,' and 'exclude' fields empty.

Example 2: Yahoo to Gmail

If you were to move from Yahoo to Gmail, your CSV-file would look something similar to this:

src_usernamesrc_passwordsrc_hostsrc_portsrc_ssldst_usernamedst_passworddst_hostdst_portdst_sslprefixownerexclude
jdoe@yahoo.commypasswordimap.mail.yahoo.com143Falsejdoe@gmail.commypasswordimap.gmail.com993True

Example 3: Between two private IMAP servers

If you were to move between two private IMAP servers, your CSV-file would look something similar to this:

src_usernamesrc_passwordsrc_hostsrc_portsrc_ssldst_usernamedst_passworddst_hostdst_portdst_sslprefixownerexclude
jdoemypasswordoldserver.company.com143Falsejdoemypasswordnewserver.company.com993True

Frequently asked questions

Can YippieMove connect to Microsoft Exchange without having to reset the users' passwords? Yes you can. We've written an article on how to do just that and posted it here.

Can YippieMove connect to Dovecot without having to reset the users' passwords? Definitely. Take a look at this blog-post for more information.

Can I migrate to or from Google Apps without having to reset my users' passwords? Yes, you can use OAuth to authenticate. See this blog-post for more details.

2. Submit the CSV-file.

Once you have the CSV-file ready, you're ready to get started with your migration. Just go to our Batch Control Center and you will be prompted to upload your CSV-file. The upload is fully encrypted using SSL, so the transfer is secure. Once you have uploaded your CSV-file, our servers will automatically start validating the accounts in the file. If everything clears, you're just one payment away from starting the transfer.

Due to the poor CSV-support in Microsoft Excel, we encourage you to use Apple's Numbers, Google Docs or Open Office/Libre Office (a regular text-editor would also do) to generate the CSV-file. If not, we might encounter difficulties with processing the file.

YippieMove Batch Status-page

Visit the Batch Control Panel.

While using the Batch Control Panel is the preferred method of managing batch migrations, we also accept CSV-files per email. To make the transfer of the file more secure, you might want to consider encrypting your email with GnuPG or PGP. Our public key is available here.

For new users, the Batch Control Panel is limited to batches of 50 accounts. If you are intending to transfer more than 50 accounts, we kindly ask you to contact us. When you do contact our, please have the following information available.

  • What is the average mailbox size?
  • What is the average mailbox message count?
  • When do you want to start the migration?
  • When do you need the migration to be done?

3. Monitor the transfers in near realtime.

Once the transfer has started, you can sit back and monitor the transfer in near-realtime on our status-page.

YippieMove Batch Status-page

YippieMove Batch Status-page

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