Transfer Gmail: How to Move Emails from an Account to Another
When doing all the setup for my blog at Dukeo.com, I came across an issue. I needed to move my emails from my previous Gmail to another Gmail. Google made it simple to import all your emails from another provider to Gmail, but exporting from Gmail is more tricky.
1/ First of all, you need to log into your OLD Gmail account. Click on the “Settings” link (top right corner of the window), then you should click “Forwarding and POP/IMAP“. Now, take a look into the “POP Download” section. You should select “Enable POP for all mail (even mail that’s already been downloaded)“. Finally Click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom to save these settings.
2/ Log into your NEW Gmail account. Click on the “Settings” link (top right corner of the window), then you should click “Accounts“. In the “Get mail from other accounts” section, you should click “Add a mail account you own“.
3/ In the popup window, input your OLD Gmail adress, then click “Next Step“.
4/ On the following screen, you should type your OLD Gmail password, and select “pop.gmail.com” in the “POP Server” drop-down list. Then click “Add Account“.
5/ After that, you are asked if you want to be able to send emails from the NEW Gmail account using your OLD Gmail adress. You can tick whatever you prefer.
6/ In case you selected “Yes” from the previous page, you will be asked to provide your prefered name for the OLD Gmail adress. (Sidenote: If you want to use your OLD Gmail adress whenever you send a reply from this NEW Gmail account, you should click “Specify a different Reply-To adress” and input the OLD Gmail adress.) Then click “Next”.
7/ Click “Send Verification” and Gmail will send a verification code on your OLD Gmail account. (This step is used to verify that you are indeed the real owner of the OLD Gmail adress).
8/ Log into your OLD Gmail account, copy the verification code and paste it into the input box. Then click “Verify“.
9/ Everything should be setup now. Your NEW Gmail account will start importing the emails stored on your OLD Gmail account. Don’t worry if it takes some time, it might take a while if you had a lot of emails in your OLD Gmail account.