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Google launches universal email migration API

A few weeks ago Google announced IMAP support, allowing adminstrators to move external email system to Google Apps, and today extended the invitation to any email system with the Google Apps Email Migration API, which is based on Gdata. Third parties are using the API to build migration tools, such as LimitNone's gMOVE for moving Outlook email, contacts and calendars to Google Apps, according to a post on Google's Enterprise blog.

A few weeks ago Google announced IMAP support, allowing adminstrators to move external email system to Google Apps, and today extended the invitation to any email system with the Google Apps Email Migration API, which is based on Gdata. Third parties are using the API to build migration tools, such as LimitNone's gMOVE for moving Outlook email, contacts and calendars to Google Apps, according to a post on Google's Enterprise blog.

Google is getting serious about going beyond search appliances for enterprises, with the improvements to gMail, including a 99.9-percent guaranteed uptime, support for mixed messaging environments and policy-based management, security and compliance via its Postini acquisition.