How can I move emails and filters from one Gmail account to another?

sunil kumar March 2, 2012
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I am unable to access the import and export option for my Gmail account. When I export only the filters are imported to my other Gmail account. There are no emails in them.

  1. Anonymous
    March 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Get mail from other accounts
    http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=21288

    How to Import Filters From one GMail Account to Another
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43h7DYFYFOI

  2. Azamat "Bohed" E
    March 2, 2012 at 11:36 am

    That can be done by enabling 
    Filter import/export feature in Settings->Labs in your Gmail account. Once enabled, you will see new Export and Import buttons/links on Settings->Filters page.
    Here's description by Google http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-in-labs-filter-importexport.html

    • Sunilkumar Pacific
      March 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

      I have enabled that lab and tried but it dint workout. Only the folders got imported but there are no mails in the filter folders;. Could u please let me know the reason why it happend so

  3. Chris Hoffman
    March 2, 2012 at 4:49 am

    This is kind of a pain. You can use the Thunderbird method I outlined here: 
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download-gmail-google-data/

    After downloading your Gmail to Thunderbird, you can add a second Gmail account with IMAP in Thunderbird and drag and drop emails to your new account.

    The filter import/export feature only exports the filters themselves. But that's good, because IMAP doesn't import/export filters.