Archive Old Outlook Messages to Gmail


I am happy to report that by using Mozilla Thunderbird and Google’s own mail fetcher, I have neatly migrated and archived into Gmail nearly 5,700 old messages from the days before Gmail. All messages are correctly dated and named inside Gmail.

The process took a few hours in all, and involved importing the old Outlook messages into Thunderbird, which then redirected the messages to a duplicate Gmail account, and finally the messages were fetched via POP3 by the Gmail’s built in mail fetcher. By closely following the directions from Zoli Erdos, the process was smooth and successful.

It is a great relief to rid myself of a 500+ MB Outlook .pst file. Thanks Zoli for these directions.

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