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In Outlook (I suspect the newer versions than I have act almost exactly the same) - connect to the GMail account through IMAP. Do the same for your personal emails through the non-GMail account (?). That way you don't have to import anything. Outlook just builds an index PST of the existing emails from Google's servers and the other servers, and you can do what you want with them from there.
I remember looking for IMAP in Gmail, but couldn't find it back then.
I'm not sure what would happen if I somehow used IMAP now.
Will it sync all my mails from Gmail to my mail server from the past two years?
Will it sync all my mails from my mail server to Gmail and mess up everything?
It's now in Outlook and mostly good.
Good enough to look up some old mails if needed and in the worst case I can still look them up on my Gmail account (I'm not deleting those, of course).
I'm going for safe and leaving it as it is
It shouldn't hurt to connect to GMail through IMAP with another Outlook account, and see. imap.gmail.com, smtp.gmail.com are incoming and outgoing servers. Incoming: 993 with SSL, outgoing 587 with TLS. Username does not contain the '@gmail.com' part of the address. I think IMAP gives you more control over GMail than POP does, but I'm not certain as I haven't used it in so long. IMAP is far superior, in that you can read mail through any device and still have it show up on other devices without having to set up your own intermediary server (which seems to be what you did?).
I'm doing it the other way around, I've tried to connect my business mail to my personal Gmail account, so basically I'm using Gmail as a mail client.
So I get business mail in my personal mail account and from my personal mail account I can send mails with my business account.
Unfortunately, I only managed to do this using POP3.
I want to keep my personal account Gmail.
So now my (personal) Gmail account has all my incoming and outgoing business emails in it, neatly categorized in folders, while my business mail server has only incoming mails sitting unread in the inbox.
And now I tried (and mostly succeeded) to get all those outgoing business mails out of my Gmail account and onto my mail server and getting the incoming mails organized like in Gmail.
And I'm now using Outlook and IMAP so my personal Gmail and business mail are separated.
So I get business mail in my personal mail account...
I played with doing something like that over 10 years ago. Then decided I didn't want Google having access to my entire life. But I was impressed that they came up with ways to fetch your personal email from your ISP/host, and route it through their servers relatively painlessly.
Sander Rossel wrote:
...only ever use IMAP!
Very true. I remember figuring it out when I wanted to view everything on my phone or desktop. Had to copy a bunch of previous POP emails back into the IMAP server, but once everything was working it was hella better than POP.
I was taking a walk yesterday.
A heron flew up from a ditch.
I heard some guys talking from a garden.
The Bing image today is that of a little frog in a flower...
It all adds up now!
This is the definite proof that the government is out to get us and corona is just the beginning!
On a serious note, why do people keep questioning officials and scientists, but are quick to hop on the bandwagon when some random fool makes a claim?
And on that note, I hereby claim that every programming language except C# causes cooties*