How To Move Google Email And Contacts Between Accounts

You can move your mails and contacts with other email service accounts such as Yahoo mail, Outlook.com etc. the process is simple. This article talks about the procedure that enables you to do so.

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Moving Emails

You can move or forward your emails to other email account by using the following steps:

  1. Click Settings.

  2. Click Accounts and in the right panel, click on your Gmail address.

  3. Scroll down and click the Forward button.

  4. Specify the email address to which you want to forward the emails.

  5. Click the Verify

  6. Select one of the following options from the given drop down list below the Verify button:

    1. Store and forward to save the mail your Gmail account and sent to the desired email address.

    2. Store and forward and mark as read to save the email to your Gmail account, marked them as “Read,” and sent to the desired email address.

  7. Click Save button in the settings window.

A dialog box will appear asking you to the account to which mails have been forwarded for a confirmation mail.

Now click open the link from the confirmation email and add the forwarding email address to your current Gmail mail address by following the instructions.

Moving Contacts

Importing Contacts

The contacts from other email accounts or external sources can be moved into your current Gmail account by importing the same. Follow the steps below to import the contacts:

  1. Click Contacts
  2. Select Action->Import

  3. Click the Import option against the other web service accounts such as Yahoo, Facebook, etc.

  4. A dialog box is displayed prompting for your Gmail credentials. Enter valid credentials.

  5. Next window will ask you to allow the view to your contacts from the selected account. Click Allow

  6. This will import all your contacts from the selected account to current Gmail account.

  7. Click Done or View contacts.

Exporting Contacts

You can move the contacts in your current Gmail mail account by exporting them to other email accounts. Simply follow the steps listed below:

  1. Click Contacts.

  2. Select Action->Export

  3. You can export your existing contact to Microsoft Outlook, Net scale/ Thunderbird, Yahoo mail CSV, as vCard Single File or v Card, Zip of .VCF Files.

  4. Select the desired option by clicking on it as mentioned here:

    1. Microsoft Outlook – To create a .csv file that can be imported in Outlook.

    2. Netscape/Thunderbird – To create a text file that can be imported in Thunderbird application.

    3. Yahoo mail CSV – To create a standard .csv file which is compatible with widely popular email accounts.

    4. vCard Single File–To create a .vcf file containing all contacts that can be imported in an email account supporting the same.

    5. vCard, Zip of .VCF files–To create .vcf or zip of .vcf files for selected contacts to be exportedthat can be later imported in other email accounts that supports the same.

  5. Click the Export No.

  6. A dialog box appears prompting to save the exported contacts with a name at currently active location. You can also change the save location is required.

  7. Click Save to save the exported contact with the specified name.

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