For many people, switching email providers is dismay. In order to help make the switch easy and quick, Outlook.com has come up with a tool. This tool would help the users to switch to Gmail in the easiest way. Switching email providers need not be a piece of cake every time. The Outlook email setup becomes even more complicated when you want to retain the old email message while you make a switch. In case you are planning to make a switch from Gmail, it would be a backbreaking process. The only reason being the complicated labeling system adopted in Gmail.
When you look into the past, while making a move from Gmail to Outlook.com, it required some manual steps. Nevertheless, you would lose all the labels that you used in Gmail. However, with the latest import tool from Outlook.com, it takes you through relatively easy steps to make a move. The best part is that they also help in importing the messages along with the labels used in Gmail. The tool helps in converting the labels into different folders.
To utilize the Gmail import tool from Outlook.com, you need to click on the gear like symbol, from which you have to select the option More Mail Settings that is available below Managing Your Account. After all these, you need to click on the Import Email Accounts option.
On the page that says Import Tool Start, click on the Options link, this where you decide how you want to import your email. The default procedure is that the messages under different labels would fall into different folders. For any custom labels that you used in Gmail, new folders will be created. When you are ready to make a move, click on the Start button.
When prompted, make sure that you that you authorize Outlook.com. The time taken for importing messages would depend on the number of email messages that you want to import from Gmail to Outlook.com. The more messages you plan to import, the more time will it consume.
Once you click on the import button, you do not have much to do further; you can continue using Outlook.com or even sign out. However, at the end, when the import completes, there will be an email in your inbox, informing about the completion of the import. With the help of this email import tool, Gmail users have found the Outlook email setup to be very easy.
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