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Moving Your Mail To Gmail

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Moved your domain's mail facilities to Google Apps, and want to take all your old correspondence from Outlook, Thunderbird, The Bat, Eudora, etc. to the new GMail hosted accounts? Not problems, here's how:

 

If you have all your email in Outlook 2002+, Outlook Express 6+ or Thunderbird 1.5 or later all you have to do is to use Google Email Uploader — these are the supported clients.

 

If you have another client, you'll have to first move your mail to Outlook Express, then use the Uploader (for whatever reason Uploader refued to see mail converted from The Bat to Thunderbird)

 

1. Export your mail to EML files: in The Bat select all messaged of the mailbox, then Tools > Export Messages > Message files (.EML)

If doing multiple mailboxes, create temp folders for each mailbox on your hard drive — you can delete then when its all done.

 

If using client other than The Bat, there most likely a way to export messages in .eml format, just look around the menus or read docs for that client. I've read that popular Eudora can do it.

 

2. Import: open Outlook Express, and drag-and-drop all .eml files into appropriate mailbox of the Outlook. Repeat for all exported mailboxes.

 

3. Use Google Email Uploader to upload mail from Outlook Express to your hosted GMail account.

 

Done! :-)

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