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This guide only applies to the desktop Outlook client. You cannot migrate email from the Outlook Web App. If you do not have access to the Outlook client, then transferring from thunderbird is a free alternative.

Moving your Tufts email to Gmail using Outlook

Enable IMAP in your Gmail settings

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.  
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
  5. Select Enable IMAP.
  6. Click Save Changes.

Add your Gmail account to Outlook

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. For Outlook 2010, click on File and select Add Account.  In Outlook 2007, click the Tools menu, select Accounts or Email Accounts, and click Add.
  3. Fill in the information as follows.#* Full Name or Display Name: [your name]#* Email address: your full Gmail address ( Google Apps users, please enter
    • Password: your Gmail password
  4. Click Next.

Copy your Tufts emails to your Gmail folder.

  1. Right-click on your Inbox and other folders you wish to save, and select Copy Folder.
  2. Select New and create a new folder under your Gmail account.
  3. Select your new folder and press OK.
  4. You will get an error, but the copy still works.
  5. Check your Gmail account in your web browser to make sure the copy was successful.

Importing and Exporting Contacts to Gmail

In Outlook
  1. In Outlook, go to File and click on Options.
  2. Select Advanced.
  3. Click on Export.
  4. Select Export to a file
  5. Choose Comma Separated Values (Windows).
  6. Select your Contacts.
  7. Save the file.
In Gmail
  1. Login to Gmail.
  2. Click on Gmail on the top left of the windows, and select Contacts.
  3. Click More and select Import
  4. Choose the file we just saved.