Thursday, April 3, 2008

My trip from Yahoo Email to Google Email - part 1

I've been wanting to move to gmail for a while. Especially since MS decided to try and buy Yahoo. I hope it doesn't happen but I would like to get my email moved just in case.

Les found this blog entry that seems to describe exactly what I want to do http://3oclockblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/great-email-adventure-pt-1.html

It talks about installing an email server on your pc to pull all the emails from Yahoo but you have to put them into a local email app, like Thunderbird http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/

I've been able to move about 20 emails. So now I'll just have to spend some time moving the rest.

(see the 2nd part here)

2 comments:

Les said...

definitely keep us informed on this, I'd like to know how successful it really is. Now you'll just have to wait for Gmail to implement a sub-label function like your subfolders.

bubba said...

I ran into some sort of problem this weekend. I couldn't download anything to Thunderbird. But it somehow started working again Sunday. I was able to get another couple of hundred emails moved to gmail.