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    Migrate IMAP folders to new account

    This is a discussion on Migrate IMAP folders to new account within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Looking for some help and advice. I use my Sky ( Yahoo email ) across various devices including a desktop ...

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      Migrate IMAP folders to new account

      Looking for some help and advice.

      I use my Sky ( Yahoo email ) across various devices including a desktop where I use WLM. All devices use IMAP so they are all synced. However, I want to set up a Gmail account so that I can integrate all my google things, but although my @sky.com email can be used to logon to Google, it cannot be used for a Gmail account. I have had to set up a new Google account to get Gmail. Question I have is, is there a way to migrate all my existing Sky IMAP folders and their contents over to Gmail ? I will also be upgrading to Win 10, so will probably take this opportunity to dispense with WLM and just us the GMail web platform on my desktop PC.

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      Re: Migrate IMAP folders to new account

      Seen this asked many times over the years and its always been suggested adding both your accounts to a client like thunderbird as imap accounts and then just copy their folders over.
      Depending on how much, it may take sometime, but it will preserve all the time/date within gmail. Gmail is good at preserving that.

      Some useful talk and answers here that may help
      How do I copy a large number of emails to an IMAP folder in Thunderbird? - Super User

      You may want to search for imap tools in google that can also help you like'
      http://www.athensfbc.com/imap_tools/

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      Re: Migrate IMAP folders to new account

      Thanks for that. Tried the "Thunderbird" process using WLM on my desktop and it worked as well. Much easier than I thought. Thanks again.

      Andrew

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      Re: Migrate IMAP folders to new account

      I think you have solved your problem but if it helps I use Mailstore Home for archiving and moving emails between accounts.

      It is free for home use

      You can download a backup copy of emails to your local storage and then restore them to another account if you wish

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      Re: Migrate IMAP folders to new account

      Quote Originally Posted by mccaba View Post
      but although my @sky.com email can be used to logon to Google, it cannot be used for a Gmail account.
      This is so daft it's daft. You can use your own email address to create a Microsoft account so why not Google?

      It's <Removed>, that's all. Google can say we have a million billion gmail addresses in use which is x more than y. It's a really sad world we live in.
      Last edited by Scubbie; 13-11-15 at 12:12 AM. Reason: Removed bad language

     

     

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