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How to Restore Email to an IMAP Account?

Restore your email to another account: Beyond Inbox offers a very simple drag and drop way of restoring the email in the account. You can restore the email files from the file system to any IMAP account using drag and drop.

Drag And Drop Restore feature of Beyond Inbox offers the option to restore your downloaded email from the native file system to an IMAP account.

Follow the given steps to restore the downloaded email to your IMAP account using Drag & Drop:


  1. Run Beyond Inbox.
  2. Choose Advanced option from main user interface of Beyond Inbox.
  3. It will open a new window to backup and restore email.
restore emails to IMAP account


connect to imap profile to restore imap messages   STEP: 2
  1. Click on Quick Connect button and select the IMAP profile .
  2. Quick Connect menu shows the saved IMAP profiles.
  3. If you have not created any profile yet, please check out this page to create it: How to create an IMAP Profile


  1. Beyond Inbox will start connecting to the email account of the selected profile.
  2. Upon successful connection, it lists all the folders present in the IMAP profile on the left side panel.
  restore IMAP messages in selected folder


process to restore email to IMAP account STEP: 4
  1. Choose the folder from the folder list of the email account in which you want to restore the email.
  2. Select the backup folder or .eml files from your native file system to restore.
  3. Drag the selected files or folder and drop into the table as shown in the picture.


  1. It starts the restore process in Queue panel which display detail information about running process. Progress column indicates status for each emails as restoring or completed and Status column shows email processing is in process or get success/Failed/Identical.
  2. You can stop restoring of any email using  Stop  option on right click.
  3. Different tabs are available to view list of Success, Failed, Identical(Skip) emails.
  4. If there is any failed email then you can resume failed emails on click  Retry button available at Statistics tab.
  5. On completion of queue process, refresh the destination side to see the restored email.
  Queue Panel for restoring messages of IMAP account

You can also restore your email using drag and drop feature from copy and move panel.


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