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Importing mail from one gmail account to another

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I had a childhood gmail account and now i have a professional one. I want to import a large quantity of email's from my old gmail into my new one. When i try doing it using the gmail import toot it says " you cant import mail from another gmail account." does anyone know a way around this? It also will not let me sent a mass forward, the only way to forward is one at a time. anyone have any ideas?
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can you pull them from your gmail acct. to another site then use gmail to pull from that one?
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Hi ingalls

Have you tried this approach?:
http://lifehacker.com/#!352401/migrate-all-your-old-gmail-to-a-new-gmail-address

Method:

1. Log into OLD Gmail.
2. Settings > Forwarding > POP/IMAP.
3. POP Download section > "enable POP for ALL MAIL > Save changes.
4. Enable POP for ALL MAIL (even mail that's already been downloaded).
5. Save changes.

6. Log out of OLD Gmail and into NEW Gmail.
7. Settings > Accounts > Get mail from other accounts section.
8. Add another mail account > enter details for the OLD Gmail account.

Messages should be "POPped" to your new account.

9. Return to the OLD account and change POP Forwarding for "Mail that arrives from now on".

Same method described, also with good screenshots:
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/google-softwaretips/transfer-move-emails-to-another-gmail-account/

Here is another walk through of much the same method, but includes mention of a "verification" code:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/05/15/how-to-transfer-emails-from-one-gmail-to-another-gmail-mailbox/

Some troubleshooting issues are addressed here:
http://webtropic.cc/2008/11/19/moving-gmail-accounts/

For an additional and more permanent "backup" of messages, use an installed email client (Outlook, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, etc - http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?ctx=gmail&hl=en&answer=12103) and configure a new account to download email from the OLD Gmail account by POP3.  Be sure to configure it to leave messages on the server.

Hope this helps

Bill


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worked perfectly thanks
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That's excellent news.  Glad it all went fluently.  Thanks.
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