Forwarding old CS email

Assuming all of your email is still on the server and all in your INBOX, you can use Mail Fetcher:
  • 1. Click on the gear in the upper right hand corner of the screen
  • 2. Select Mail Settings
  • 3. Click on Accounts
  • 4. Click on Add a mail account you own next to "Get mail from other accounts:"
  • 5. fill in something like
    • (note if you use just it will conflict with the gmail account)
  • 6. Fill in your username and password
  • 7. Make the pop server
  • 8. Set the port to 995
  • 9. Select options from below and then hit Add Account (Always use SSL is highly recommended)
  • 10. Several minutes later you should have a pile of email in your new gmail account

Microsoft Outlook has the advantage of working with Google's uploading app. It would be good to make sure your anti-virus definitions and Windows Updates are all up to date before choosing this option.

You could use a client, such as thunderbird, to download all of your files locally, and then after that set up your google account as well and drag things over a folder at a time if you want to keep them on a server.

You can also wait until after the email transition, log in to webmail, and then forward the email messages you want to keep. If you have a lot of messages, this will be cumbersome, and it would probably be better to archive your email on your computer instead.

OS X has a different client for uploading email.
Topic revision: r3 - 21 Jun 2011, lindss2@LAB.CS.RPI.EDU
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