How to migrate emails from Gmail or Yahoo to Outlook

Aren't happy with Gmail or Yahoo and are looking for the simplest way to easily migrate all your emails to Outlook? This guide will help you in transferring all your mails from Gmail or Yahoo to Outlook with the minimum number of steps.

Tired of using Gmail or Yahoo and want to try out Outlook, then here is how you can migrate your emails from Gmail or Yahoo to Outlook and use it as your primary email service provider.

How to migrate from Gmail to Outlook

  • Step 1: First go to Outlook. If you already have an account then log in, else if you are new to Outlook, then select create a free account and make a new account.

  • Outlook Settings

  • Step 2: After logging in you will be redirected to the mail inbox page. In here, click the settings button (gear icon) present in the top-right section and select View all Outlook settings.

  • Outlook view all settings

  • Step 3: Go to Sync email and under Add a connected account.

  • Step 4: Select Gmail.

  • Selecting email account for importing in Outlook

  • Step 5: Under the Connect your Google account, enter the Display name, and choose the first option for the next 2 sub-options and click OK.

  • Connect Gmail with Outlook

  • Step 6: Now you will be redirected towards Google sign-in page and enter your credentials and click Allow whenever it's required and close the window.

Now the importing process will start and depending on the number of emails you have in your Gmail account, the time for importing may vary accordingly.

How to migrate from Yahoo to Outlook

Note: The above steps are applicable here until Step 3, so the following steps are to be done after the above 3 steps.
  • Step 1: Under Connected accounts, select Other email accounts.

  • Step 2: In here enter your display name, email id and password of your Yahoo account that you want to import from.

  • Connecting Yahoo with Outlook

  • Step 3: Click OK.

Now all your emails will be imported from Yahoo to your Outlook account and they can be accessed in the folder "Imported" (Where example will be the first part of your email id and will be your Email service provider, for eg: The folder name will be: "Imported")

Auto-forward emails from Gmail to Outlook

Since our end goal is to migrate completely to outlook we should also get the new emails coming up on Gmail and Yahoo in Outlook inbox right, so to do that follow the given steps to enable auto-forwarding of emails from Gmail to Outlook:
  • Go to Gmail Settings

  • Select the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.

  • In the Forwarding row, click the button Add a forwarding address.

    Auto-Forward emails from Gmail to Outlook

  • Now a popup will open up and enter your Outlook email id(the one to which all the mails should be forwarded to) and click Next

  • Now go to your Outlook inbox and you will recieve an email from Google containg a confirmation code. copy the code.

  • Setting up auto-forwarder

  • Now come back to Gmail Forwarding settings and in the Forwarding column paste the confirmation code and click verify

That's it and all the new emails from Gmail will now be forwarded to your Outlook account.

Auto-forward emails from Yahoo to Outlook

Follow the given steps to enable auto-forwarding of Yahoo mails to Outlook.
  • Go to Settings -> More Settings.

  • Click Mailboxes and select your primary mailbox account.

  • Under the Forwarding option enter your Outlook email address

  • Click Verify and a verification mail from Yahoo will be sent to Outlook, just follow the instructions in that mail

Now your new Yahoo mails will start appearing on your Outlook account.


So that is how you can transfer all your emails from Gmail or Yahoo to Outlook. Now you don't have to look back as all the new mails will also be arriving on your Outlook account, hence helping you in managing multiple accounts at one place.


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