Move emails between Gmail Accounts POP

Transfer move Gmail message between accounts
Transfer move Gmail message between accounts

Maybe you know that Gmail is a free email service provider to the users. Actually a Google Mail for the user’s easy access with storage to send email messages to each other. So if users want to move emails between two separate Gmail accounts. They can move their emails with two primary ways of supporting Gmail.

Gmail itself using to fetch mails or transfer them manually within an email program like Microsoft Outlook. In case you are going to transfer manually messages in an email program, you must preserve your setup of labels. When you allow Gmail to copy the mails for you, so you will lose them without labels but also the hassle of transferring mails by hand and so if you want to do then follow the instructions.

What’s to Do for Transfer or Move Emails from Gmail Account to the Second

If you are going to transfer messages from one Gmail to another account then follow the three actions before. First, to configure the POP access for your old Gmail account, second, you need to configure first the new account to retrieve the old messages. Finally, in the new account add the credentials of your old account. 

How to Configure your Old Account of POP Access

First, you need to configure the POP (Post Office Protocol) of your old account to allow access. If the POP is already configured, so make sure all services or email programs you have set up to download mail from your old account of Gmail using POP are turn off or configure not to check mail automatically. So go to the next section.

Steps to Activate POP Access:

  1. Open your Gmail Account
  2. Click the Gear icon and then Settings option
  3. Next to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  4. Choose Enable POP for all mail from the POP Downloading
  5. Select the Archive Gmail’s copy from the When messages are accessed with POP step in the Drop-Down menu and the inbox of old account will be cleared
    1. Click the Delete Gmail’s copy option in place of the copying and move mail
    1. Select Gmail’s copy in the Inbox or Mark Gmail’s copy as read to leave the original email inbox and you can tell what his transferred or what has not
  6. Then click the Save Changes
  7. So now you have all your old emails
Open Gmail, Gear Icon and Settings
Open Gmail, Gear Icon and Settings
Go Forwarding and POP/IMAP
Go Forwarding and POP/IMAP
Save Changes
Save Changes

How to Make Your Second Gmail Account Fetch Mails

Let’s show you how to fetch the messages in your second Gmail account in a prompt way. However, you have to follow the instructions below:

Important Steps to Follow

  1. First of all, Open your new Account and click the Gear icon
  2. Select the Settings option from the menu
  3. Next to click on the Accounts and Import tab.
  4. Then click on the Add a mail account option in the Check mail from other accounts section
  5. Type your old Email address of the account from which you want to import emails
  6. Press Next option
  7. Choose the Import emails option from my other Gmail account (POP3) option
  8. Then Click Next option
  9. Go to the Username Verify, your desired Gmail account’s user name is typed correctly
  10. Under Password, section Enter your password for old Gmail account from where you want to transfer or import emails
  11. Under POP Server select the
  12. Choose 995 under the Port option
  13. So verify Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server is not ticked
  14. Then verify Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail is ticked.
    1. Choose Label incoming messages from the Options
    2. Then select the Archive incoming messages (Skip the Inbox) so the transferred emails will not show up your new Gmail account’s inbox
  15. Finally, click the Yes, I want to be able to send mail as option
  16. So the above task should now be finish
Account and Import Emails Account
Account and Import Emails Account
Add a Mail Account
Add a Mail Account
Check Imports Emails and Click Next
Check Imports Emails and Click Next
Add a Mail Account & Add Account
Add a Mail Account & Add Account
Check Yes, I want to able email
Check Yes, I want to able email

Note: If you are unable to add your mail account. Then enable Two-Step Authentication and also Generate the App Password for replacing your Gmail password in the Add Account window.

How to Make Both Gmail Accounts recognize one Another

You need to confirm first that the new Gmail account is recognized by the old Gmail as one of yours and ready for sending:

Steps To Recognize Both Gmail Accounts each Other

  1. You have to continue from the last step of Yes, I want to able to send mail  as and click Next Step
  2. Under Name Type your Name
  3. Click the Next Step
  4. Leave Treat as an alias checked
  5. Select Next Step
  6. Click the Send Verification
  7. Then Close window
  8. Select the Account icon in the upper corner of Gmail
  9. A Sheet will come up click Sign out
  10. Then Sign in to Gmail with old one from which import your emails
  11. Click on the message to open with subject Gmail Confirmation Send Mail as
  12. Select to highlight and copy under Confirmation Code the numeral digits code
  13. Then click the Account’s icon
  14. Choose Sign Out
  15. So Sign In to Gmail once again with a new account to which you transfer mails
  16. Then click  on the Gear icon and Settings option from the menu
  17. Select to the Accounts and Import tab
  18. Next under Send mail, you have to verify for the first Gmail accounts address
  19. Under the Enter and verify the confirmation code Paste the verification code
  20. Finally, click Verify
Send Verification to Your Emails
Send Verification to Your Emails
Copy Verification Code
Copy Verification Code
Past Code and Verify Import Emails
Past Code and Verify Import Emails

Stop or Delete Continued Importing of Messages from the Source Gmail Account

Let’s show how to stop or delete Gmail from continually to transfer or import new mail from your old Gmail account. So read the below instructions for your information how to do it:

  1. Open your Gmail Account
  2. Click the Gear icon and next to the Settings option from the menu
  3. Then click to open the Accounts and Import category
  4. Go to the Check mail from other accounts (using POP3) click the Delete option
  5. To confirm your action click the OK option in the confirmation your mail window
  6. Finally, your account will delete
Account and Import Emails and Delete
Account and Import Emails and Delete
Confirm Delete Mail Account
Confirm Delete Mail Account

How to Manually Move Emails

Above all, the process will work very slowly in the Gmail account and the mails from your old Gmail account with new feature labels. So there is an alternative way to add both your Gmail account to Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook. Therefore, you need to drag manually individual folders or messages. It will transfer all your mails or folders with original labels from the old Gmail account.

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