Migrating to Google Apps from go daddy email

Hello, I am setting up Google apps for an existing domain with about 50 email account on the go daddy servers. I have started the process by signing up for Google apps, verified the domain and setup a few test email accounts but my next steps of transferring the email accounts that I already had setup with go daddy over to the Google apps ........I have read over most of the help files but any suggestions, tips or anything recommendations
Deerek11Asked:
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Here is what I did:
Make the accounts in gmail
Change mx records to gmail
Use outlook to connect to their godaddy email if not already. Let it completely sync.
Install the google apps sync outlook connector. It will ask if you want to import a profile, say yes and select the godaddy profile.

Tada.
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Deerek11Author Commented:
Ok some on my users are using outlook but most are using web mail ...How can I transfer the mailbox from go daddy web mail to Google app keeping all web mail folders and structure in tack ...
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
The outlook connector really is the best way to get stuff into gmail.

I've used imap to gmail and imap to another server and done copy paste with the Mac mail client. That works too but the outlook connector really is the best.

You can use one computer to do the sync one at a time...
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Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
If you Go Daddy account has IMAP access, you can go directly from GoDaddy to Google Apps using the Google Apps Migrator for MX Exchange (GAMME).

Note, however, that if your Outlook users are running POP3 and not IMAP, than their data is on each local machine.  You will need to install and run the outlook add-on.

If users will continue to use MS Outlook, load and run Google Apps Sync for MS Outlook (GASMO).  If you are moving everyone to the web interface, use Google Apps Migrator for MS Outlook (GAMMO).

Make sure that Go Daddy will not terminate your email services when you change your MX Records.  I don't believe they do this (some services do).  You will want to coordinate the timing.

Calendars and Contacts will require manual export/import for each user.
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
The migrator only works if your mail server has an admin password that lets you masquerade as any user. I was coming from Kerio which didn't have that. If go daddy has this master user feature you can use it.

If you have calendars and contacts, you may as well skip the whole centralized email copy mess since you have to do those individually anyway, may as well do email individually too.
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Deerek11Author Commented:
If I was going to manually migrate them should I do that first before changing on the mx records?
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Mx just changes where new mail gets received at. You can do this at any time, but if they don't have access to the new box yet, they won't get those new emails.
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Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
You can run GAMME using individual user login credentials; admin access is preferred.

I expect using GASMO/GAMMO will be your best bet.
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