GoogleApps Migration

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Am I using POP or IMAP?

If you use WebMail for your main email application, then you use IMAP. If you are using other email applications such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, or Thunderbird, you can check this setting under account properties. For example, in Outlook, select Tools from the menu, then select Email Accounts. On the Email Accounts screen, select View or change existing email accounts under Email, and then click Next. On the next screen, you will see the POP or IMAP setting for the account under the Type column.

If you are using an email application as Outlook, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, or Thunderbird then check out the options on Google's email migration page.

Google has a way to import email from any email application or account, including an ACCC email account, that supports POP access. First you will need to enable POP access on your external account. The amount of time required to migrate your mail will vary depending on the number of messages and personal folders to be copied and the method of mail migration that is chosen. The process could take over several hours or days to run in some cases.

When transferring mail using a email client application such as Outlook or Thunderbird and POP, we suggest that you disable Symantec AntiVirus before beginning the mail transfer. Symantec AV often considers excessive email traffic to be spam and will shut down the process before all of your mail has been transferred. To disable Symantec AV, right-click on the yellow shield icon in the notification area of your task bar at the bottom of the screen and uncheck the Enable Auto-Protect option from the popup window. Don't forget to enable Symantec AV again once the mail transfer process has completed.

Change your email to go to GoogleApps@UIC

A necessary part of moving your email to your GoogleApps@UIC Gmail is to change your email routing to GoogleApps@UICIt is very important to do this if you want to switch your email to using GoogleApps.

Moving contacts into GoogleApps

Regardless of where your email is ACCC, Gmail, Yahoo, the easiest way to import contacts into Gmail is to export your contacts from your old email client into a comma delimited file, and then import the contents of the comma delimited file into GoogleApps@UIC. Google has instructions on how to import the comma delimited contact file after you create it.


Moving email from a non-ACCC account such as Gmail or Yahoo

Moving email and contacts from non-ACCC accounts to your GoogleApps@UIC account is not recommended since you will have to migrate this information back once you leave the university. Google has instructions for moving your contacts as well as moving your emails if you choose to do so.

Moving calendar information between Google Calendar and GoogleApps@UIC Calendar

Calendars can be exported from and imported to GoogleApps@UIC following the calendar export instructions on Google's support site.

Last updated: 

October 04, 2016