Importing mbox files from Google Takeout
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Importing mbox files from Google Takeout



so the question was asked once I've downloaded my content how do I import all of my content into my new gmail account inside my downloaded takeout folder I have just a few files I only made a small archive just for this example my documents are showing up as documents which can easily be uploaded to my new Drive account the question is regarding mail which opens as the dot MBO X Google created a great archive for your data but they really didn't create a way to import that data anywhere else so we have to use a third-party tool if there's still a lot of email that you want to be able to access now if it's only a handful of emails a small folder you may just be better off forwarding those emails to your personal account Mozilla creates a third party software called Thunderbird which is one of the easier ways and it's free that you can still access those inbox files from your gmail account just start with the free download once thunderbird is installed it'll prompt you to set up your new email address I already have a personal gmail account so I'm going to click skip this and use my existing so it's going to ask me for that email address make sure the IMAP is selected then we'll hit done that will sign in we'll allow it to integrate with our email our next step will be to use the add-ons page that's available through Thunderbird to install the import exports tools so so inside of Thunderbird we'll drag this into will see Install Now restart now let us Settings tools import export tools which is the add-on that we just installed and then we'll import inbox file import directly one or more ok now we have to file it and find it documents in our downloads takeout mail data center open so now we can see the data center file is here and here are the emails and so we'll just click on one and there is the email

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