Friday, 30 September 2011

Merge Gmail accounts or import old accounts into Gmail

Since I got my master's degree, I am no longer affiliated with my university. The email address I had been using for the past 7 years -- for many of those years as my main address, until I switched to Gmail -- is therefore also expiring. I have 5 months to back everything up.

Luckily, Google makes it very easy for me to back up all my contacts and emails to my Gmail account. The following takes about 2 minutes to do:

  1. Log into your Gmail account
  2. Go to Mail settings, then Accounts and Import
  3. Then follow the Import mail and contacts wizard. 
Google will then proceed to backup everything, so prepare for some spam :)

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