12-04-2017 03:49 PM
I have a similar problem with my fsnet.co.uk email address where I am trying to import mails to my new gmail.com address. I have had some success - I've imported my contacts list across to the "old" gmail contacts format, and I have followed the instructions on how to import emails several times now but all I get transfered across are any new emails to my old email address - none of my old emails are being imported.
I have followed the steps in your solution taking emails from a folder and transfering them to my fsnet inbox, setting the import instructions off, but still only get new emails received by my fsnet.co.uk
In the "check email from other accounts" my fsnet.co.uk address is showing and it says it is checking so I seem to have the correct settings or do I?
Hope you can help as I have 1000s of emails I need to keep from a works point of view.
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19-04-2017 11:42 AM - edited 19-04-2017 11:43 AM
Well, I've done it. I don't consider it a risk nor does MS who suggest it here in Outlook cannot connect to Gmail after July 15, 2014 .GMail are just being overcautious or it's just Internet rivalry . It's making GMail a bit of a walled garden. Think it's aimed at more mobile devices & has leaked out to PCs. I haven't bothered with their two-step verification and app passwords.
I'd never use Webmail when I can use a PC email client.
BTW: GMail isn't forwarding emails to WLM. It's WLM that is d/loading emails from Gmail's servers.
12-04-2017 04:15 PM - edited 12-04-2017 04:17 PM
In the "Check email from other accounts" my fsnet.co.uk address is showing and it says it is checking so I seem to have the correct settings or do I?
Why you not using the "Import mail and contacts" feature of GMail as recommended by EE? Altho' I can't see they should be much different, "Check email from other accounts" is ongoing while "Import mail and contacts" is a 1-off.
12-04-2017 04:40 PM
Thanks for your prompt reply.
Yes - I am using the "Import mail and contacts" feature of gmail as directed by EE. I fill out all the information and I get a message saying "Your messages are being imported, it may take several hours (up to 2 days)" etc etc but nothing ever comes through (I first tried it about 2 weeks ago) except newly received emails to my fsnet address.
However, when I click on the "Accounts and Imports" tab in settings on gmail, under the "check email from other accounts" line I can see that it is regularly checking my fsnet account for emails. It has added my fsnet account to that line when I set up my "import mail and contacts" feature.
13-04-2017 08:02 AM
Thanks for your support. Yes I've checked my folders in my new gmail and nothing is coming through to them either.
However, I was led to believe that it wouldn't trransfer emails in folders, only from the inbox and therefore you had to take a group of emails from a folder in the old account and place them in your inbox and then import to the new account where they would appear in the inbox. Once in the new account transfer them to the same named folder. That seems to have worked for some people.
However, I am only receiving new emails to my old account which are being forwarded on to my new gmail account. This is good but I didn't specifically set that up - it seems to have resulted from me setting the import away. I've tried to "unread" old emails in my old inbox to see if it picks them up but it doesn't.
13-04-2017 02:57 PM
Hi James - no the mails are not moving across at all except for the occasional new email to my old fsnet email which seems to be forwarded on to my new gmail. (I've mananged to change my email address with most people / companies)
All my old emails either in folders or those I have transfered to my old email inbox are not moving across despite setting off the import function in gmail
13-04-2017 07:13 PM
Good point Lee. I have checked what I have moved into my inbox from a folder and it does contain some mails which originally were sent from me but then stored in that folder. It also contains mails which I have received but lower down in the thread of the mail contains a mail I sent - I subsequently stored this in a folder again.
My inbox also contains a couple of mails which have been received by me only but these haven't imported over either
I will empty my inbox and then move received only emails into the inbox and then try to import them and see what happens. Is that what you would suggest?
14-04-2017 09:31 AM
I set my import going again yesterday evening and have checked this morning. No emails from my old account inbox have been imported into my new gmail account.
14-04-2017 01:56 PM
I guess that if you keep repeating a Gmail Import, it would have already ticked off the existing emails in Inbox & not do them again.
14-04-2017 06:14 PM
For the import I did last night I cleared my old inbox, transfered some fresh emails from a different folder into my inbox (none of which were sent emails) and then tried to import them to gmail but nothing came across.
Not sure what else I can try.
14-04-2017 06:47 PM
Just to check the information I am entering into the import boxes with you please:-
I have an email@example.com email address
I am entering my firstname.lastname@example.org email address intothe account I want to import from
My POP user name as the bit after the @ in my email i.e xx.fsnet.co.uk
My POP server address as pop.orangehome.co.uk
The import mail box is ticked and I have added a label to identify any imported emails.
Start import. I get a message saying "Your messages are being imported, it may take several hours (up to 2 days)" etc etc
14-04-2017 07:26 PM
Yes, those settings are correct and can be confirmed against those given in What Data do you Need to Transfer your Orange Emails to Another Provider? . You want the Broadband Emails column.
Did you tell it to "Leave a copy on the Server"?
Are you checking View history from time-to-time?
14-04-2017 08:53 PM
The only one I'm not sure of in the broadband emails column is the SSL being off - where do I check that?
I haven't ticked anywhere "Leave a copy on the server" - should I?
Finally - yes I do check the history - most of the time it says no messages retrieved, occasionally it says one or two retireved but this ties in with the new emails I receive into my fsnet account (inbox) which are then forwarded onto my gmail account.
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