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


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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