?
Solved

Copy one folder in Gmail to different Gmail accounts

Posted on 2013-01-04
4
Medium Priority
?
370 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
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.
0
Comment
Question by:IP4IT Staff
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Frosty555
ID: 38744243
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IP4IT Staff
ID: 38744387
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.
0
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
Frosty555 earned 2000 total points
ID: 38749382
It does show a progress bar with a message count. It won't give you an estimate for remaining time but it does a better job than Outlook. They both hang and show a spinning cursor while they work, though.

IMHO Thunderbird is the tool for the job.

There is a good chance that it will fail midway through. When that happens, restart the process but select only the portion of messages that haven't yet been transferred. You should do it one folder at a time if possible. It's a bit messy but it does work.
0
 

Author Comment

by:IP4IT Staff
ID: 38750229
Okay
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
This article outlines some of the reasons why an email message gets flagged as spam on a recipient's end.
In this Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial, I'm going to show how small business owners who use Google Apps can save money by setting up what is called a catch-all email address in their Gmail accounts. By using the catch-all feature, small busin…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …
Suggested Courses

719 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question