Migrate mail using a Mac

If you're managing your Google Apps account from a Mac®, you have the following options for migrating mail from other mail programs to Google Apps.

If you have a Windows® computer and want to migrate mail from an IMAP-enabled email service, we recommend that you instead use Google Apps Migration for Microsoft® Exchange. This tool allows you to migrate mail for anywhere from a few users to tens of thousands of users.
Data migration service
The data migration service is a tool in the Admin console that lets you migrate your users mail to Google Apps from within the Google Apps Admin console without installing a client like Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange (GAMME).

For more details, see data migration service overview.

Gmail Mail Fetcher (doesn't migrate folders)

Gmail Mail Fetcher is a tool that migrates mail from a Gmail or non-Gmail account to a Google Apps email account. In most cases, a user migrates their own mail using Mail Fetcher. However, an administrator with the user's login credentials can also migrate the user's mail.

Please note the following limitations. Mail Fetcher:

  • Only migrates messages in the user's inbox.
  • Does not migrate folders.
  • Changes the received date of all messages to the date of migration.

Use Mail Fetcher if your users do not have strict migration requirements and have not archived their messages or sorted mail into folders.

Tools from the Google Apps Marketplace

Third-party web tools and migration services offered by Google Apps partners are available on the Google Apps Marketplace. Some of these tools and services migrate mail while preserving receive dates, folder/label structure, read/unread status, importance levels, and also migrate sent messages.

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