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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  • (Screenshot by Zack Whittaker/ZDNet US)

    Google Apps: get your email settings

    While it is installing, pop into your Live@edu email account or your Google Apps email account and search for the relevant IMAP information.

    For Google Apps users, click the Cog icon and enter Mail settings. Here, select Forwarding and POP/IMAP and make sure that the Enable IMAP option is set. From here, you can also access your Configuration settings which will be needed to set up Outlook later.

  • (Screenshot by Zack Whittaker/ZDNet US)

    Setting up your old account in Outlook 2010

    Open up Outlook and begin entering your settings. You may have to enter them manually.

    Make sure you use IMAP and not POP. This is important!

    Enter your information for your university email to get these ticking over and downloaded to your desktop.

  • (Screenshot by Zack Whittaker/ZDNet US)

    Downloading old email

    Depending on the number of email messages you have in your email inbox and other folders, this may take anything from a few minutes to an hour or so. If it appears to get stuck, hit Cancel all, then head up to the Send/Receive button next to the Outlook logo in the top-left-hand corner of your screen.

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