How can I switch from Outlook to GMail only?

DGEE May 16, 2011
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I want to only use GNail, not Outlook, anymore.

I need help carrying old Outlook emails into GMail. I have imap’ed GMail into Outlook, but when I go to drag the Outlook folders into GMail, Outlook freezes.

Any ideas appreciated. I am running Outlook 2010.

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  1. Tina
    May 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    DGEE,

    were you able to move to GMail using the resources above? Please let us know in case you need more help or struggle with another issue.

    • DGEE
      May 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Tina, I actually have not been able to solve this problem. 
      I don't have Google Apps (which apparently would make it VERY easy) and have no reason to get it. 
      I even tried moving my outlook emails into Thunderbird first, and then to Gmail - through the same IMAP process as Outlook.  This got Outlook e-mails to GMail but the text was unreadable and the sender's names were all 'uknown.'

      This is very frustrating! Any ideas appreciated.

      Running Windows 7, Outlook 2010. 

  2. FIDELIS
    May 17, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Hello, have a read of the following link:
    http://www.labnol.org/internet/email/import-outlook-email-gmail-google-mail-uploader/2836/

    The link above is the old version.  The link for the following version is next and it is called the Google Apps Migration for Microsoft outlook.  It requires a google apps account.  With this new version you can import email, contacts, calendars

    http://tools.google.com/dlpage/outlookmigration

    If you do not have Google apps account, here is the link to get a free one:
    http://www.google.com/apps/

    You can also try the following:
    http://www.zoliblog.com/2007/10/24/simplified-guide-to-importing-all-your-archive-email-into-gmail/