How to Transfer Email Folders

Updated March 23, 2017

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.

Open your new e-mail account and log in.

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

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.


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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