How to migrate to Hotmail or Gmail

How to migrate to Hotmail or Gmail

Summary: At the end of a job, or after leaving university, your email may not automatically follow you on your next endeavour, but it is possible to ensure they are migrated to another provider.

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    Exchange: set up email forwarding

    Once you have copied over all of your email, we are nearly done. Now you need to make sure that future email is copied back into your new email account.

    For Live@edu users, go into the main Options area and select the Connected Accounts tab. From here, type in your forwarding address and ensure that the tick box is not checked. Hit Save.

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    Google Apps: set up email forwarding

    Once you have copied over all of your email, we are nearly done. Now you need to make sure that future email is copied back into your new email account.

    For Google Apps users, go into the options by clicking the Cog icon and then Mail settings. Under Forwarding and POP/IMAP, select the Forward a copy of incoming mail button and select your email account. If it isn't there in the list, then select the Add a forwarding address button and add in your account details.

    You may also want to delete Gmail's copy from the drop-down menu, or simply mark it as having being read. We will look at university email security and privacy later.

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    Hotmail: setting up new email rules

    In this section, we can automatically move incoming old email to that specified folder in your new email account.

    For Hotmail users, enter your Options screen and select under the Customising Hotmail setting the option for Rules for sorting new messages.

    Note: if you are neither a user of Hotmail or Gmail, look through your mail options for something relating to Message forwarding, filters or rules for incoming messages.

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