So, got my first actual client site launched. Happy client, when from not showing up anywhere in 25 pages of google to top twenty overnight. Huzzah huzzah, etc.
Client had an iffy WP site, and their 'web guy' was working at about a three week turnaround time, and their SEO was at the mentioned levels. After kicking back and forth with their wants and needs, I ended up just setting them up a much prettier port into a hosted solution at Squarespace. All is well until about four days after the transfer, the client tells me his email 'stopped working'.
Turns out, he had some backdoor webmail, I'm guessing through IMAP plugin, that went entirely unmentioned up until this point despite pointed questions about such. He desperately needs access to this email account that has neither been mentioned nor used in any communications until this point. I've asked him a few times about the host for his original wordpress site, and he doesn't seem to know anything about it (Getting access to the domain registrar was a two-day job, so maybe the actual host will turn up and I can track the IP that way).
Anyway, the original WP site is still floating around out there, and I have some login information, but I'm a bit stumped as to how to track down the IP address, since the domainname.com/wp-login no longer works since the domain name now points to the squarespace site.
Any ideas would be great. I need to find a way to get into that old webmail and forward the content to whatever new solution I get set up (Which will also be more convoluted than it should be. Client's domain name registrar doesn't provide POP mail (????) without a yearly upcharge, and squarespace doesn't do mail hosting. (Set up a gmail and forward, I suppose?)
Is there an actual way to track down what the IP address of a domain USED to be? Or is this more of a 'I'm sorry for your loss' situation?