(Solved!) How to Backup Gmail Emails to Another Gmail Account

Updated by Jerry on Nov 01, 2022
  | Computer Instruction

I've been questioning myself if I can move my Gmail emails to another Gmail account so that if I lose access to my primary Gmail account or if it gets compromised, my emails are still safe. This is because the data is essential to me.

After much research and watching numerous tutorials, I've found out that it is possible. And do you know what? While there are many ways to move your emails from a Gmail account to another, I didn't want you to waste your time, so I picked the best methods to back up your emails to another.

So, without further ado, let's see how to back up Gmail emails to another Gmail account.

Reasons for Moving Gmail Emails to Another Gmail Account

Digitalization has spoiled us badly. Our essential contacts and data are stored online, and we depend on the corporations that provide us with these tools.

They can not only seize your account or block your access, but your accounts and data can even be compromised if a hacker tries to hack you for ransom. Besides, computer viruses and malware can also pose a threat to your emails.

That is why you should create a backup of your data, and your emails are equally important to you, and we know that. Therefore, we decided to teach you how to back up your Gmail emails to another Gmail account. Many users use email backup software to create a backup of their emails. But, except for email backup software, there is another way out.

Let's look at how to back up Gmail emails to another Gmail account.

Three Ways to Transfer Emails from One Gmail Account to Another

We chose the three best methods for transferring emails from one Gmail account to another. Continue reading to find out what they are, and follow them as you read them!

  1. Method 1. Using POP/IMAP Setting to Transfer Gmail Emails to Another Account
  2. Method 2. Configuring Old Gmail Account with New Gmail Account
  3. Method 3. Using the Desktop Email Client to Transfer Gmail Emails

Method 1. Using POP/IMAP Setting to Transfer Gmail Emails to Another Account

You can use the settings from Gmail to help transfer emails from one account to another. For example, you can enable the IMAP of a Gmail account and then import Gmail emails to another Gmail account. The detailed steps to backup Gmail emails to another account using POP/IMAP settings are as follows:

Step 1. First, open Chrome or your preferred browser and log in to your new Gmail account to which you want to move emails from the original account.

Step 2. Click on the "gear" icon and click on "See all settings."

gmail gear icon

Step 3. Open the "Accounts and Import" tab.

selecting accounts and import

Step 4. Locate "Check mail from other accounts" and select the option "Add a mail account."

add gmail account

Step 5. Under the "Add a mail" wizard, enter the email address of the account you want to transfer your emails from and press the "Next" button.

Step 6. Choose the option "Import emails from my other account (POP3)". Then click on "Next."

select import emails from my other account

Step 7. Enter the password and the username of the account from which you want to transfer emails.

Step 8. Choose "pop.gmail.com" and "Port No. 995" and all of the other options under "POP Server" and click on "Add Account."

Step 9. By following the above solution, all emails your original email address receives will be automatically received by this new email account.

Method 2. Configuring Old Gmail Account with New Gmail Account

Another way of moving emails from a Gmail account to another is configuring an old Gmail account with a new account. The detailed steps are as follows:

Step 1. Log in to your Gmail account and then click on the "Gear" icon.

Step 2. Open the "See All Settings" tab and select "Accounts and Import." Next, click on "Add a Mail Account."

Step 3. Enter the email address that you want to transfer your emails from and click on the "Next" button.

Step 4. Select "Import Emails From My Other Account (POP3)" and press "Next."

Step 5. In POP Server, choose "pop.gmail.com" and Port to 995.

new gmail account-1

Step 6. Now select "Leave a Copy..." and tick the option "Always Uses a Secure Connection (SSL)."

new gmail account-2

Step 7. Now, click on "Add Account" and then click on "Yes."

Step 8. Now, you will see a few prompts that you need to configure yourself, and once done, all your emails from the original account will be sent to this account.

Method 3. Using the Desktop Email Client to Transfer Gmail Emails

You can easily transfer your emails if you use an email program on your desktop. For example, let's suppose you are using Outlook on your desktop. Here's how to transfer all your emails from one account to another:

Step 1. Click on File > Info > Account Settings > Account Settings.

Step 2. Under the "Email" tab, click on "New."

outlook account setting

Step 3. Enter the information for your primary email address and the password.

Step 4. Repeat steps 1-3 and enter the email address and password of the second account.

Step 5. Close "Account Settings" and allow some time for the emails to be downloaded completely in Outlook.

Step 6. Now move over to the account you want to move emails from and press Ctrl + A. Now drag all of it and drop it on the other account.

Step 7. You will now successfully transfer all the emails to your other account.

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Final Words

Wasn't that easy? And do you know what? If you have multiple Google accounts and you use them for different purposes. You can transfer all your emails from different Gmail addresses to the backup Gmail account. Simply set up all the email addresses to automatically move to the email account that you created to back up all of your emails. Creating a backup of your emails is as important as making a system backup of your PC. You can use any abovementioned methods to back up gmail emails to another gmail account to protect your emails.

FAQs

1. Can you forward an old email address to a new one?

If you are worried that you won't receive new emails by changing the email address, simply set up auto-forwarding. This way, you don't miss any emails!

2. How can I save all my emails from Gmail before deleting?

To save all your emails before deleting Gmail, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Log in to your account, click on the "Gear" icon and then select "Manage your Google Account."

Step 2. Click on the "Data & privacy" tab on the left side menu.

Step 3. Scroll down and locate a section called "​​Download or delete your data."

Step 4. Click on "Download your data" and locate "Gmail."

Step 5. Select "All Mail data included" and then click on "OK."

Step 6. Scroll down once again, and click on "Next Step."

Step 7. Now choose how you want to export the data and click on "Create export."

3. Does deleting a Google Account delete everything?

No, once you initiate the deletion of your account, Google gives you 30 days to change your decision. If you think you don't want to delete your account after initiating deletion, log back into the account to revoke the deletion of your account.

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