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, this three-part blog aims to explore the various inbuilt Gmail processes through which one can bring over emails from another account over to a Gmail account. In this opening part, we look at how we can bring over emails from an AOL account. There will be follow-up blogs on how to bring over emails from Yahoo! and Hotmail accounts as well.
In Gmail, these are the included methods of bringing over emails from another account:
- Entering your regular password may get you the "Connection timed out" error message.
- Entering an application-specific password (since I have 2-step verification enabled on the account) gets me the following error message even though that box is left unchecked. The fact that AOL only allows POP3 access to email clients is a known issue for some time.
- ShuttleCloud performs the import.
- The connection during import may be unencrypted.