How to migrate to Gmail

Your old e-mail messages can be imported into Gmail as long as you haven't deleted them from the mail server. This way, you can store all of your old messages in Gmail for later reference, while receiving new messages at your new Gmail address.

Step 1:

Click on the Gear icon in the top right corner and Go to Settings

Step 2:

Click on the Accounts and import, then under "Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)," click "Add a POP3 mail account you own."

Step 3:

Enter the e-mail address of the account you want to migrate (your old e-mail address).

Step 4:

Enter the password for the e-mail account you're migrating, as well as your e-mail provider's POP server name and port number. For example:-

  • E-mail Address: (e.g.
  • Username: (e.g.
  • Password: Enter your password
  • POP Server:
  • Port: 995
  • Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server: check this if you want to leave your emails in your POP server after Gmail has copied them
  • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail: Yes, select this option
  • Label incoming messages: this label will appear next to messages in Gmail
  • Archive incoming messages: this will make a backup copy of the emails in Gmail

Step 5:

Click the Add Account button.

Step 6:

Click "Yes" if you want to set up a custom From address for the account you just added. Click "No" if you don't want to set up the custom From address or want to come back to it later.

Step 7:

Enter the SMTP settings for the account you are adding.

  • SMTP Server:
  • Port: 587
  • Username: (e.g.
  • Password: your email password
  • Secured connection: Check this using TLS (recommended) Then click Add Account.

Step 8:

Click Send Verification. The verification email may take up to half an hour to arrive in your Gmail account's inbox.

Step 9:

Open the confirmation email, you can either Click the link in the email to verify or you can Copy the code.

Step 10:

If you copied the code from the email, Paste it into the box, and click Verify.

Congratulations, you have successfully added your POP email to Gmail.

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