How to migrate your email to Hotmail or Gmail

How to migrate your email to Hotmail or Gmail

Summary: College is coming to an end for many, and so will your email accounts. This guide will show you how to keep your old college emails.

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

    For Hotmail users, enter your Options screen and select under the Customizing 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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    To read more on this gallery, visit the iGeneration column, where you can read more about migrating your email to Hotmail or Gmail.

  • From here on in, you'll need to configure these settings accordingly to ensure that messages sent to your old college email address will be sent to your newly created folder where all your copied emails are stored.

    In step 1, select To/cc address from the first drop down menu, contains from the second and then in the third, type in your old email address.

    In step 2, select the drop down menu that says Move to Inbox and choose the folder where your old college email is stored.

    Once you've done this, hit Save. All incoming email from your old college email address should now be delivered to this folder for easy organisation.

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    To read more on this gallery, visit the iGeneration column, where you can read more about migrating your email to Hotmail or Gmail.

  • In this section, we can automatically move incoming old college email to that specified folder in your new email account, or lablet it accordingly.

    In Gmail, simply click Create a filter next to the search bar.

    In this pop up area, in the To field simply type in the email address to your old college email. Click Next Step when you are done.

    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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    To read more on this gallery, visit the iGeneration column, where you can read more about migrating your email to Hotmail or Gmail.

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  • Good for when changing hosting services

    Unfortunately, I discovered the drap and drop via Outlook trick AFTER changing beteen ISPs using different versions of hosting software (which meant I couldn't restore to the new one from a backup of the old one). I forwarded the emails I wanted. How tedious was that!!!

    Not on Outlook here, but I thought using the Ctrl-while-drag-and-drop (copy) worked between IMAP accounts.
    Patanjali
  • Outlook Express/Windows (live) Mail

    Pretty Good Walk-through!
    Same procedure will work with Outlook Express (except for creating an exchange server rule to forward to new account). For that matter it can work with any mail reader that you can add multiple accounts. Thunderbird for example. (Available for many platforms.)

    Also if you are using Outlook, you can make deleting a little easier by setting up auto-archive to delete the old email.
    flippurr
  • Why do things the easy way, Zack,

    when one can do them the hard way ? I don't wish to comment on how to forward mail to Hotmail, but for users who wish to do so to a Gmail account, then the simplest method is to use Mail Fetcher (https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=21288)....

    Henri
    mhenriday
    • RE: How to migrate your email to Hotmail or Gmail

      @mhenriday I agree -- but this is a 'one size fits all' solution for the very vast majority.
      zwhittaker
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    fivish
  • RE: How to migrate your email to Hotmail or Gmail

    Why anyone would move to Hotmail is beyond me. All I get is the message 'Windows live hotmail was unable to complete the request'. Lots of users are getting this and Microsoft is doing nothing to fix it.
    inetcnslt@...
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  • RE: How to migrate your email to Hotmail or Gmail

    Only problem with this is if you happen to be using a different PC (say when travelling), if it does not have Outlook Express installed you will have problems and likely not be able to access your mail account. You cannot blindly assume that you will be able to download OutlookExpress to any PC you might happen to be using (possible lack of admin privileges).
    renosablast
  • 'Split-view' is what I need for Gmail...

    ...at least let Googlers provide the option of employing it in Gmail. Having to click 'back' in order to select a particular message makes me sick and is time-consuming.
    bogaboga
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