Gmail - Manually Move Mail to Gmail Account

Last Updated: 11/21/2013

Overview

If you wish to move mail from an account other than your @colorado Gmail account, follow the instructions below.

Outlook 2010 & Outlook 2013

  1. Configure both your Gmail account (Outlook 2010 & Outlook 2013) and the account you wish to migrate mail from.
  2. Right click on the desired folder and select Copy Folder.
  3. Select the desired location and click OK.
  4. Now the folder is in your Gmail account.
    • Now that your mail has been moved you can remove your previous email account from Outlook.
  5. Select the File menu. Select the Account Settings... option.
  6. Select your previous email account from the list and click the Remove button. Click the Close button to finish.

Outlook 2011

  1. Configure both your Gmail account and the account you wish to migrate mail from.
  2. Click the Inbox of the account you would like to copy mail from.
  3. Select all mail by either clicking on Select All from the Edit drop-down menu, or by using the shortcut key Command and A.
  4. Drag all the items into your Gmail Inbox.
  5. The transfer will take some time based on the amount of mail that is being moved.
  6. Remove all items out of the old email account by deleting

Apple Mail

  1. Configure both your Gmail account and the account you wish to migrate mail from.
  2. Click on the account that you wish to copy the mail from.
  3. Select all mail by either clicking on Select All from the Edit drop-down menu, or by using the shortcut key Command and A.
  4. Right-click the selected mail, and click on the mailbox you would like the mail to be relocated to, from the Copy To menu.
  5. The transfer will take some time based on the amount of mail that is being moved.

Thunderbird

  1. Configure both your Gmail account and the account you wish to migrate mail from.
  2. Drag desired folders from your previous email account to your Gmail account and drop them on the word Inbox.
  3. Your folders will be moved.