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: deleting old email for good

    To fully delete email that are still held in recovery mode, you must purge them. Your browser limits you to how many you can delete at any one time, however.

    Select as many email messages as you can (your email client will warn you when you have reached the limit), and hit the Purge button and then hit OK.

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    Gmail: deleting old email for good

    In Gmail, it is extremely easy. Simply run through and delete all of your email messages as you normally would, by clicking Send to Trash.

    Once you are in the Trash folder, hit the Empty Trash Now button and hit OK. All messages will be non-recoverable from this point.

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    Uninstalling Outlook 2010

    That's it! We're done transferring email around. Now we just need to uninstall Outlook.

    Find your Programs and Features centre (in the Control Panel) and scroll down to Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010.

    If you already have it installed (even before this guide), then hit Change and remove Outlook in the next steps.

    If you want to remove Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 completely, hit Uninstall.

    Via ZDNet US

Topics: Collaboration, Google, Microsoft

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