Παρασκευή, Ιανουαρίου 20, 2006

GMail Loader

Hello, hello! Long time, no talk!

Let's see something interesting but time-consuming. It took me about 3 hours to load 2000 (and more) e-mails to GMail. The truth is that I could just archive these e-mails by exporting them to my computer instead of loading them to GMail but you can do whatever you like.

First of all you must install the MBoxImport extension to ThunderBird. Click here to download the xpi file. After you install and re-run ThunderBird, first click on the folder with the e-mails you want to export and then click on menu Tools the option "Import/Export Mbox". You will have at least the option "Export folder" (if the folder you chose has subfolders then the option "Export folder with subfolders" will be enabled). After that you must choose where to save the file. The filename will be the name of the folder. Remember the name because you will use it later.

If everything is ok (you will see the proper message) then you can continue to the next step which is to download the GMail Loader (click here for the Windows and here for the Linux version). After you unzip it, you can run it. The application is using SMTP and a specific SMTP Server of GMail. Personally I chose "Requires authentication" and typed my username and my password. After that, you will click the "Find" button, click on the folder you chose previously for the export and choose the filename we mentioned before.

Leave the "File Type" as it is "mBox(Netscape, Mozilla, Thunderbird)" and the "Message Type" probably as it is "Mail I Received (Goes to Inbox)". Then enter your e-mail address and click "Send to GMail". After that go get a coffee or something depending on how many messages you had on the exported file.

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vrypan είπε...

If you are moving mails from a Cyrus IMAP server, this may be helpful too