How to Take Backup of RoundCube Webmail Emails? Solved

Ashwani Tiwari | Modified: 2021-11-23T17:04:17+05:30 | webmail

Do you want to take a backup of emails from webmail RoundCube? That’s why looking for a relevant solution. Then, in this article, you will get the most appropriate method to do this task.

Take a quick glance at RoundCube.

What is RoundCube?

RoundCube is a web-based email application that allows you to read, send and organize your emails. It is open-source software available to users on the cPanel mail platform.

Now, let’s discuss the manual methods that show you how to take backup of emails from webmail RoundCube in an efficient way.

How to Take Backup of RoundCube Webmail?

RoundCube does not provide convenient functionality to download many emails at once.

Follow the steps below to know how to backup and restore emails in the RoundCube web interface.

1: Log in to your cPanel webmail using RoundCube.

2: Now, you have to select a single email to export.

Note: RoundCube does not provide any feature to export emails in bulk. Therefore, to migrate emails user has to export EML emails one by one.

3: To backup emails to your local computer, select the required email, and click on the ‘More’ icon from the taskbar.

4: Select the ‘Download (.eml)‘option from the dropdown list and specify the location to save the emails.

5: Finally, the EML email will start downloading automatically. After that, you will find the downloaded EML data in your ‘Downloads’ folder on the system.

6: To import the emails you have downloaded, click on the Gear icon and choose the ‘Import messages‘ option.

7: After this choose the backup file you wish to be imported and click Upload.

8: Once done, you will get a notification the messages have been successfully imported.

This is how to take mail backup from RoundCube manually done.

After extracting emails from RoundCube webmail, you have to convert those emails into the desired format according to the platform in which you want to migrate.

How to Migrate RoundCube to other Platforms?

You can export RoundCube Webmail data on other platforms. Here, we have mentioned two cases. Let’s explore each one in detail.

Scenario 1: Import into Outlook

As we have already downloaded Roundcube emails in the EML file extension in the above section. And we also know that Outlook supports PST file format. So, to access RoundCube emails in Outlook, you have to convert EML to PST format and then import the PST file into Outlook.

Read and learn how to convert emails from RoundCube to Outlook PST email application in a detailed manner.

Scenario 2: Migrate into Office 365

In order to migrate emails from RoundCube to another better webmail application like Office 365. First, you need to download emails in EML files on the local machine, then you can easily migrate EML to Office 365 account.

Read a complete step-by-step process on how to migrate RoundCube to Office 365 mailbox.


In the above article, we have provided a suitable solution to how to take backup of emails from webmail RoundCube in a completely secure way. With the above-mentioned solution, you can easily backup all your emails in your RoundCube mailbox.

In addition, you can migrate your Roundcube data to other platforms by converting the email to the desired format. We have discussed the two scenarios that help you to migrate data to Outlook and Office 365 environments.