If you want to transfer all your old mails from one Gmail account to another or from other mail providers like Yahoo (only if you are a Yahoo! Mail Plus subscriber), Hotmail etc. to your new Gmail account then Gmail has the easiest option for you.

In your new Gmail account

  • Click Settings
  • Go to the Accounts tab
  • Click on Add another mail account link found at Get mail from other accounts
  • In the pop up – enter your old email address and click Next Step
  • Enter your username and password and click Add Account
  • You can set your old email address as a custom email address if you wish

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Once you are done with the above steps, Gmail will start retrieving mails from your old account and transfer them to the new account. This may take several minutes so have some patience and take a walk around till its done.

As you can see, you do not really have to go to the trouble of using an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird to transfer your mails to a new Gmail account.

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