Migrate mail using a Mac

If you're managing your G Suite account from an Apple® Mac®, you have the following options for migrating mail to your new G Suite account.

Use the Gmail import program 

The Gmail import program imports all the old messages in your inbox to a new Gmail or G Suite address. Then, it continues to send new messages that are sent to your old account. In most cases, a user migrates their own mail using the Gmail import program. However, an administrator with the user's sign-in credentials can migrate on the user's behalf.

Gmail import program:

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

Use Gmail import program if your users:

  • Don't have strict migration requirements.
  • Haven't archived their messages.
  • Haven't sorted mail into folders.
Use the data migration service

The data migration service lets you migrate your users’ mail to G Suite from the Google Admin console without installing a client.

Learn more about the data migration service.

Use a tool from the G Suite Marketplace

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

Interested in syncing G Suite with your Mac? See Sync G Suite with your Mac for details on how your users can synchronize G Suite data with desktop clients, such as Mail.

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