Setup your Account
To transfer your emails from your Gmail account to another account, you first have to set up your Gmail account.
For the email transfer, you’ll need to:
- Generate an app password for your Gmail account.
- Activate IMAP for your Gmail account.
Why do I have to do this?
Google requires you to enable IMAP in your Gmail account and use an app password instead of your account password when migrating your emails. But don’t worry, both configurations are set up in no time, simply follow the next few steps:
Generate an App Password for Your Gmail Account
1. Go to https://www.gmail.com/ and log in to your account.
2. Click on the accounts icon in the toolbar and select “Manage your Google Account”.
3. In the left navigation bar, choose “Security”.
4. Scroll down to “How you sign in to google” and make sure that 2-Step Verification is turned on.
5. Now click on “App passwords”.
ℹ️ Don’t see the option “App passwords”? Follow this link to create an app password: https://myaccount.google.com/apppasswords
Select “Mail” under “Select app” and choose your device (e.g. Windows, Mac…) under “Select device”. Then click on the “Generate” button.
⚠️ Copy your app password and keep it safe!
You’ll need it in a few seconds to start to transfer emails from Gmail to another account!
Activate IMAP for Your Gmail Account
After generating the app password, you will need to enable IMAP access to your Gmail account:
1. Log in to your Gmail account at https://mail.google.com.
2. Go to “Settings” and select “See all settings”.
3. Click on “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” and activate “enable IMAP”.
4. Scroll to the end of the page and click on “Save settings”.
ℹ️ Want to transfer emails from Gmail to another Gmail account? Repeat both steps for every account you wish to transfer emails from or to!
With these steps completed, you can now start your email migration and transfer your emails from your Gmail account to another account!
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Setup the Email Transfer
You can now setup the email transfer from Gmail to another account:
Start a New Email Transfer:
2. Click on “New Migration”
Add the Credentials for Your Gmail Account:
In the section “Existing Address”, enter the following data:
|Username||Your Gmail address (e.g. email@example.com)|
|Password||Your app password|
Add the Credentials for Your Other Account:
In the section “New Address”, add the credentials for your other email account:
|Account Type||Your account type (select IMAP if unsure)|
|Username||Your other email address|
|Password||Your email password|
(or your app password if you transfer from Gmail to Gmail)
|Mailserver||Your mailserver address|
(if using IMAP)
Start the Transfer
In just a few seconds, you will be ready to begin to transfer emails from Gmail to another account:
1. After you have entered the login details for both email accounts, click on “Check Settings”.
2. Once your settings have been verified, you will be taken to a summary page. In the summary, activate “Synchronize Emails for 10 days”.
3. Now click on “Start Your Migration”.
MailJerry will now migrate all your email data. Just wait until your migration finished.
💡 Of course, you can close the app / shut down your computer while the transfer from Gmail to your other account is running. Rest assured that all your emails will safely be migrated by our cloud email migration tool.
Congratulations, that’s it!
You successfully started to transfer your emails from Gmail to another account! Sit back and relax while your emails are being transferred.
How long will it take to transfer emails from Gmail to another account?
The time it takes to transfer your emails depends on the amount of data you wish to transfer. Small accounts can be transferred within a few minutes, while larger mailboxes may take some time.
Google slows down the transfer speed of your emails to your new account once a certain data rate is reached, and the transfer may take several hours. However, you don’t have to worry about this. You can simply shut down the MailJerry app and even your computer, as all data is directly transferred between Gmail and your other account.
Can I use my Gmail account during the migration?
Yes! You can use your Gmail account as usual to read, write and send emails during the migration. It’s important, however, to activate the Mailbox Sync for your email transfer. The mailbox sync ensures that emails received (and sent) during the migration will be added to your new account once the initial email transfer is complete.
Do you still have questions about how to transfer emails from Gmail to another account?
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