How to Migrate from Gmail to Fastmail?

Are you looking for the correct method procedure to migrate all your information from Gmail to Fastmail? Check out how to migrate from Gmail to Fastmail

Before you move ahead and check the steps below, ensure you have chosen a Fastmail plan.

Basic ($3/ User/ Month)

Standard ($5/ User/ Month)

Professional ($9/ User/ Month)

Privacy-first email, contacts, and calendar

Enhanced features for work or home

Email retention archive for email pros and business

2 GB per user (Storage)

30 GB per user (Storage)

100 GB per user (Storage)

No ads, no tracking

No ads, no tracking

No ads, no tracking

Full-featured calendars

Full-featured calendars

Full-featured calendars

Privacy-first, secure email

Privacy-first, secure email

Privacy-first, secure email

Contact lists and groups

Contact lists and groups

Contact lists and groups

Fastmail web and mobile apps

Fastmail web and mobile apps

Fastmail web and mobile apps

600+ alias addresses for even more privacy

600+ alias addresses for even more privacy

600+ alias addresses for even more privacy

Expert support

Expert support

Expert support

Mail import tool

Mail import tool

Mail import tool

 

Use your own domains

([email protected])

Use your own domains

([email protected])

Manage and add users on any plan

Manage and add users on any plan

Manage and add users on any plan

 

Your choice of email apps (Outlook, iPhone Mail)

Your choice of email apps (Outlook, iPhone Mail)

 

Calendar groups

Calendar groups

 

Share your domain with Basic users

Share your domain with Basic users

 

Snooze

Snooze

 

Email retention archive

Email retention archive

5 Simple Ways to Migrate from Gmail to Fastmail

Once you have got hold of any plan, you are good to go with the following steps.

1) Set up Your Email Address and/or Domain: Begin with the first step – setting up your email. You need to sign up with the email address that you wish to use with Fastmail. Don’t have your domain? You may like to use one of Fastmail’s domains and select an email address. If you already have your own domain, you can transfer your mail accounts, domain, and aliases to Fastmail by following the Fastmail’s domain and the email migration guide.

2) Transfer Your Mail: Is it possible to transfer all important emails to your Fastmail from Gmail? Yes, it is. This is a one-time task. Here’s how you can do it –

  • Go to the Fastmail “Settings – Import & Setup” screen.
  • Click on the icon for Gmail under “Import”.
  • Next, log in to your Gmail account and click “Allow” when a pop-up turns up – “Fastmail wants to access your Google Account”.
  • Choose what you want to transfer and click on the option “Do It”.

The import process might take a few minutes. So, wait and don’t do anything else. Upon completion, you will be notified. You can now start another migration if you want.

3) Transfer Your Calendars:

  • Go to the “Settings – Import & Setup” screen.
  • Click on the icon for Gmail under “Import”.
  • Next, log in to your Gmail account and click “Allow” when a pop-up turns up – “Fastmail wants to access your Google Account”.
  • Choose what you want to transfer. Here, you will select “Calendars”.
  • Click on the option “Do It”.

Although the process might take some time, it wouldn’t be a problem using your account as normal.

Another method to import your calendar to Fastmail –

  • Go to the “Settings – Import & Setup” screen.
  • Click on the option “Choose Calendar File”.
  • Choose the ICS file and upload it.

4) Transfer Your Contacts: You can transfer your contacts by importing them to Fastmail from Gmail.

  • Go to the “Settings – Import & Setup” screen.
  • Click on the icon for Gmail under “Import”.
  • Next, log in to your Gmail account and click “Allow” when a pop-up turns up – “Fastmail wants to access your Google Account”.
  • Choose what you want to transfer. Here, you will select “Contacts”.
  • Click on the option “Do It”.

If you may like to check another method to import your Contacts to Fastmail from Gmail –

  • Sign in to your Gmail account and click on the tab “Contacts”.
  • Next to “Actions” choose the drop-down arrow.
  • Click on “Export”.
  • Select a file (vCard or Gmail CSV) format for your exported contacts.
  • Now, the contacts are ready to be imported to Fastmail.
  • Now, go to the “Settings – Import & Setup” screen.
  • Select the option “Upload Address Book File” and upload the file into Fastmail (that you downloaded from Gmail).

5) Transfer Your Rules: Export the rules from Gmail, log into Fastmail, and open the screen “Settings – Filters & Rules”. Look for the “Import” button and click on it to upload the ‘rules’ file. Now go to the “Settings – Filters & Rules” screen to see the imported rules.

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