How to Transfer Email Folders

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How to Transfer Email Folders
You can import information found in your e-mail accounts only if your new account allows you to. (laptop image by Ewe Degiampietro from

E-mail folders contain the information that is essential to your e-mail account. You put e-mails you want to save in folders. When you change e-mail accounts, it is easy to lose the information you've saved. You cannot import folders with web-based e-mail systems, but if you use system-based e-mails, or private e-mail companies with "Import" options within your account, you can bring in e-mail folders from any account.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Open your new e-mail account and log in.

  2. 2

    Click on "Import" and then choose "Files and folders" or "other information" and then "Folders."

  3. 3

    Input your old e-mail address and password into the import field. The old e-mail account will log into your new e-mail account and transfer your folders.

Tips and warnings

  • If you are unsure if your new e-mail software will allow you to import folders, you can ask your Internet service provider or log into your account and look under "File" or "options" or even "import."

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