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Copy one folder in Gmail to different Gmail accounts

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Hello,

What is the easiest and quickest way to copy one folder that I created in Gmail full of emails to another Gmail account?

I am using Google Apps but I assume it will be the same process.

Regards,
Robbie.
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IMAP is the easiest thing to do.

Using Thunderbird, login to both Gmail accounts using IMAP:

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=77695

From there you can copy the folder from one account to the other. Make sure you COPY and not MOVE because if anything messes up you don't want to lose the messages permanently. You can do this by right-click-dragging the folder from the one account to the other.

You can also use Outlook but I find it's pretty flaky especially with big folders, it tends to just fail midway through.

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Thanks for your reply,

Yeah, there is a lot of email with large attachments in the folder I will be copying.
Is Thunderbird the best one to use? Will it just show a busy/spinning cursor or will it show a progress bar so I know if it's doing nothing, how far along it is and how long is left?

Regards,
Robbie.
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