We on-boarded a client who had their email for the past 3 years with GoDaddy. Since we support Google's GSuite, we moved him over. It was an extremely painful process to figure out how to import his 10,000 archived emails.
I read all the Google tutorials but nothing would work because his old email and his new email were the same. Let's call it " firstname.lastname@example.org" for this example.
I finally found a solution after 15 days of trying different things.
If you want all of your sent messages moved to your Google Apps email sent folder (and conversations):
I was a bit hesitant to do this step, but it actually works. Google's Mail Fetcher only fetches from the InBox, but then Google sorts them into the right folders on the other end.
Sign into the new Google GSuite email (or gmail), then
The trick here is: DO NOT enter email@example.com; the system will just go around in circles because that's the email you're using already in GSuite.
Instead write firstname.lastname@example.org or any other name you choose.
On the next screen you want to enter the correct information:
On the next screen, you can check off all the boxes. I labeled ours "Imported" and left a copy of the messages on GoDaddy's server.
You'll get a pop-up that says it might take 24 - 48 hours and that YOU CAN close the window and YOU CAN log out of your email, so you can just go on your happy day and let Google do the rest of the work.
(15 days of this!! And now it's telling me that I don't have to leave the window open. I wish I would have found this 15 days ago!!)
Thanks, someone on the internet, for sharing this obscure tip, and now I've decoded it and the rest of the world can use it. Yay!Posted: Wed Dec 25th 2019 1:38pm 2 years ago
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