Have I lost previous emails?

I have just moved my email hosting to Google Apps however I realized that there were some emails that I did not have backed up. Is it now possible to retrieve those emails that were hosted by Dreamhost or are they lost for good?


You should still be able to log in and view your emails from your old server. Typically, all the change does is change where new mail is delivered.

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How would I go about doing that since the MX records for email have been changed to point towards Google Apps? I tried to log in using webmail but it says it can’t find the server.

If you have some old mail, check out the full headers for the mail server. It should be something like spunky.mail.dreamhost.com. Then you can point your mail client to that server. If you’ve kept your email account, then the username and password will still work.