IMap problem


I have 2 email accounts set up on Outlook 2010.
1.) (using pop e-mail) and
2.) (using imap working).

I want to back up the mail I have sent using (pop e-mail) to my gmail account.

When I try to drag the sent items from the sent items into the  gmail sent folder I get an error messages - cannot move items.

Ideally the sent items folder in gmail would have all the mail from both accounts, but  I would settle for having all the sent messages I want moved in their own folder that is accessible in gmail. What ever happens I need to get them into the gmail account. I have tried setting up separate folders in outlook under the gmail mail account in outlook but things never sync . What can I try??

Very many thanks
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Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
If you want to move mail between accounts, you'll have to use the .pst associated with your POP account and import it into your Gmail account using Outlook.  Instructions for locating the .pst file:

Instructions for importing into Gmail account:
mytextAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much I wasn't aware you could import a pst file into gmail. I think you posted the wrong link for Instructions for importing pst files into Gmail. What link did you mean to post?

Many thanks.
Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
You're absolutely right, I did provide the wrong article.  Many apologies.  I found a good guide specific to Gmail here:
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mytextAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much for your help. I got the imap to work for a while but then eventually 600 of the 1400 e-mails I want move got synced. This happened when I moved the directory on to the main (not a sub directory).

I tried this approach again to get the rest of the mail but no luck. The error messages I am now getting are are below. They are interesting because I have created folders in outlook and they have appeared in gmail as labels.

Jason CrawfordTransport NinjaCommented:
Can you clarify what you mean by "This happened when I moved the directory on to the main (not a sub directory)".
mytextAuthor Commented:
What I mean was, I tried various ways of dragging the mail into various levels of the g-mail folder. And I got various error messages. Then I tried the steps in post on

On step 9 of the above post, the move from a normal folder into the gmail account folder seemed to work and 600 of the 1400 e-mails synced. However, then the move failed and I could not move any more files into the gmail folder. it is like it was been hit by a firewall.

By the way during this process I had gmail allowing less secure apps and at one point even turned of my own firewall.

Eventually I got so frustrated, I uploaded all the mail to an e-mail account and imported them into gmail from there. It wasn't ideal but it did work.

really thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question

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