Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/148036/how-to-migrate-your-google-account-to-a-new-one/
Whether you’ve outgrown your college era email address and you want a professional one, or you want to change your firstname.maiden account to firstname.marriedname one, we’ve got you covered with a start-to-finish Google migration guide.
What about the applications that I purchased for Android devices ? How can I migrate those, other than actually backing them up as .APK local files ? Also, if I reinstall the APK file, I will not be able to get updates through Google Play, right ?
One problem with the filter for the forward emails from the old account.
If I was only BCC'ed it won't be picked up by the filter, and it will land in the general inbox.
Anyone has a work around?
Or migrate out of Google completely?Lots of alternatives out there that don't track you so much.
I don't think you can move Google Play Store purchases from one account to another.
Also the purchased apps can use the Google Play Licensing Service, so for those apps just installing an app with a saved APK file without purchasing the app will not let you use it.
I tried doing this but the biggest stumbling block I found was that GMail allows me to set my phone to only notify for "Important" messages. After switching to Zoho, for example, my phone was chiming for every single newsletter and spam and it quickly got annoying.
Thank you for a great article on migrating between two Google Apps account but always are there is simplest way of doing it.
Saves huge time!!
Thanks so much for a great article! I was wondering if you can give any troubleshooting on this part:
Your copy confirmation should always indicate that you are copying matching directories (e.g. Local Folders -> Inbox to Gmail -> Inbox). Any time it doesn’t match up (e.g. Local Folders -> Inbox to Gmail -> Inbox -> Inbox or any other odd variation) you need to cancel the process and redo the Copy To operation.
When you say "redo the Copy To operation", does that mean simply going back into the Local Folders, right-clicking, choosing "Copy To..."--> "destination@gmail"-->"correct folder" again? Because I am getting this exact error over and over again, and I don't know what to do differently. Each time the confirmation box tells me it's "firstname.lastname@example.org --> folder --> folder."
And if I go ahead with the copy, it does copy there, because if I search for an old-gmail email in the new-gmail, it will find the searched-for email. However, I can't find those emails simply by navigating to the folder. If I'm looking AT the destination folder in the new-gmail folder tree it doesn't appear to have any emails in it, nor any sub-folders to expand. It's very confusing.
Great guide! I'm working through the Gmail migration now, and downloading went without a hitch, but I get throttled down to nothing within the first 1000 messages when trying to upload to my new account. Do you have any advice for dealing with that?
I couldn't figure out what the problem was, but it only happened when trying to use copy folder on the [Gmail] superfolder. I got around it by selecting chunks of 25,000 messages and using Thunderbird's built-in copy.
Well, that's just a missing feature, not a true blocker to leaving.
I think all of the features are what make people use Google in the first place.
Thanks so much for a great article!
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