Email accounts disappeared from cPanel

in cPanel some email accounts suddenly disappeared. Folders for email accounts did not disappear, they do exist in /home/username/mail and all the information was there

you notice that one or more email accounts have gone missing here is how to fix this

restore this file from backups

 /home/user/etc/domain/shadow 

if you do not have backups, open /home/user/etc/domain/shadow file with an editor on your own option. copy one of the entries to recreate the entries for your missing email accounts.

Emails are still disappeared in cPanel

 mv /home/user/.cpanel/email_accounts.json /home/user/.cpanel/email_accounts.json.backup 

reset the passwords of missing emails

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