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hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

daddycool01
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hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

can i open a plusnet email account and transfer my email and folders from bt

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RichardB
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

I cannot answer your question re PN mail as I primarily use Gmail.

I can say that it is possible to transfer BT email folders to Gmail but it is a manual process of creating new folders in Gmail and transferring the emails from each bt folder. I used Thunderbird email client to do that.

The other main benefit of using Gmail, or outlook.com or gmx etc is that you can change ISPs as many times as you like and keep the same email address:-)

Richard

DaveyH
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

Indeed, ISP provided email is a relic of the past.

Use an independent Email provider as mentioned above..
daddycool01
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

thank you  Richard8

i will investigate this  as i use gmail as my main mail account

Smiley

daddycool01
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

thank you Davey H

for a quick reply Smiley

PacketLoss
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

Just in case anyone else stumbles on this thread.

 

You can in fact transfer mail between any mail providers if they provide IMAP/POP3 access to your email. I use a Windows program called Mailstore (www.mailstore.com) that's intended for backing up your email to your local machine but can also export the email back out to an IMAP mailbox. You need to know the server details of both providers but it works really well when I moved over to using Plusnet email. I know there are other tools available for Windows, Linux and Mac too.

 

RichardB
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

I have not tried this but Google have a guide on how to import old emails from another email account.

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/21289?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

 

 

daddycool01
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

hey ,

i have downloaded thunderbird and used it to grab my email and folders from bt

mostly bt related  some i can unsubscribe or change details the rest i can delete at leisure

how do i back up those folders etc to gmail  from thundebird

 

thank you for all your help and suggestions

 

Smiley

PacketLoss
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

If you want to use Thunderbird then you could add the second/new mailbox to thunderbird and drag/copy the mail over to the new one and let Thunderbird do the work.

Depending on how much mail you've got though, my experience of doing it that way hasn't been super reliable.
daddycool01
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Re: hope this not a dupe post ..transfer my bt mail to plusnet email addy

thank you again Smiley

i did use thunderbird but i have also backed up with  mailhome

so my options are open  and i think we often keep email just incase so maybe over time i'll delete most of it

anyway Smiley