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Move Messages From Another Account into G Suite


If you rely on Gmail labels to organize your messages, please look at the notes at the end of this answer about labels and filters before you follow the steps to move your mail.

If you are importing from a personal Gmail account, you need to update some settings in that account, as described in the Update Personal Gmail Account Settings section immediately below. If you are importing from a non-Gmail account, skip to the Import section further down the page.

Update Personal Gmail Account Settings

  1. Sign in to your personal Gmail account.
  2. At the upper right of the page, click Settings.
  3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  4. In the POP Download section, under item 1, select Enable POP for all mail
  5. Also in the POP Download section, under item 2, from the drop-down menu, select the option that matches how you want your messages to appear in your personal Gmail account after they're accessed by your G Suite account. 
  6. Follow the steps in Google's Less Secure Apps help document.
  7. If you have 2-Step Verification set up on your personal Gmail account, you will need to temporarily disable it

You're now done with your personal Gmail account settings. Next, you'll start the import process.

Import

  1. Sign in to your G Suite account.
  2. At the upper right of the page, click Settings.
  3. Click Accounts and import.
  4. In the Import mail and contacts section, click Import mail and contacts. An import wizard will open.
  5. Follow the prompts in the wizard.

If you turned off 2-Step Verification early in this process, refer to Google's help document describing how to turn 2-Step Verification back on.

Labels

Google doesn't transfer labels when it moves messages between accounts using this method. A fairly good workaround is to recreate your labels in your G Suite account and use filters to re-label your messages. Because Google only applies filters to incoming messages, you need to do this before you follow the steps to move your messages.

Filters

If you already have filters set up in your personal Gmail account, you can export them, then import them into your G Suite account.

  1. While logged into your personal Gmail account, click the gear icon (near the upper-right corner of the browser tab), then select Settings.
  2. Click Filters and Blocked Addresses.
  3. Click to put a check next to each filter you want to export.
  4. Click Export. A mailFilters.xml file will be downloaded to your computer.
  5. Log into your Cmail account.
  6. Click the gear icon (near the upper-right corner of the browser tab), then select Settings.
  7. Click Filters and Blocked Addresses.
  8. Under Import Filters, click Choose File.
  9. Navigate to and select the mailFilters.xml file that was downloaded earlier. It will probably be in your Downloads folder.
  10. Click Open file. The filters included in the file will be displayed.
  11. Just below the displayed filters, click Create filters.

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