Recently, the Gmail Help Community has received quite a few queries on this topic involving AOL, Yahoo!, and Outlook accounts. As an attempt towards making the users more comfortable by incorporating all the screenshots, this three-part blog aims to explore the three inbuilt Gmail processes through which one can bring over emails from another account over to a Gmail account. Following the first two parts where we looked at how to bring over emails from AOL and Yahoo! accounts, we now look at how we can bring over emails from a Hotmail account in this final part of the blog.
Gmail includes the following ways to bring over emails from other service providers:
The test Hotmail account, like my test AOL and Yahoo! accounts, has 2-step verification enabled.
If you want to enable 2-step verification for your Hotmail account, you can do that by following the suggestions included in this help article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/12408/microsoft-account-how-to-use-two-step-verification.
If you also want to enable 2-step verification for your Gmail account, you can do that through the suggestions mentioned in this help article: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185839?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en&oco=0.
We shall first look at bringing over emails via POP3, then check out Gmailify (which uses IMAP) and finally explore the Import process (managed by the ShuttleCloud API).
The POP3 process begins with a click on the Add an email account link and then entering the Hotmail email address in the following screen.
- If you are not familiar with the "Treat as an alias" option, review this Google help article - https://support.google.com/a/answer/1710338?hl=en. Personally, I prefer to keep that box unchecked unless I want that for a very specific reason.
- To know more about the "Reply-to" address, refer to this Gmail article - https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370?hl=en.
To look at the Gmailify process for the Hotmail account, we go back to the window where we are asked to choose between Gmailify and POP3.
This leaves us to explore the import process.
With this, we come to the conclusion of the three-part blog on how to bring over emails from the common web-based email service providers, AOL, Yahoo!, and Hotmail using the three in-house processes POP3, Gmailify, and Import. If you want me to include any other scenarios, please let me know in the comments section and I shall be happy to enhance this article.