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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by R3van, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. R3van

    R3van Lurker
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    i have to convert an old mail account from pop3 to imap and i have to keep the mails and import them in the new imap account.

    Any idea how to export the mails from the integrated samsung mail app and reimport them when i created the new imap account?


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    Post #5 by R3van, Oct 10, 2019 (1 points)

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  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Email is all based on online servers maintained by various services (Google, Yahoo, AOL, or some indie running their own email server) so it's always a server <> client situation. Any email app is always going to be the client so it doesn't have the ability to do things like switch from POP3 to IMAP.
    You need to log into your email service account and use the web interface to do the changeover.

    Which email service are you using?
    If you haven't been allowing your email service to save everything for you (so there are copies in your online account),it's not safe to rely on your phone as the only source for your data. You really need to get a backup solution set up now. Try setting up Samsung's Smart Switch utility:
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  4. R3van

    R3van Lurker
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    Its not my phone, i heavily suggested to switch to imap to not rely on the phone as the only source for the data.
    Thats the point, now I have to clean this mess up :rolleyes:

    E-Mail Service is T-Online in Germany and there are several devices in the game with also different data conditions.

    I will try Smart Switch, thanks.

    Can i possibly create the imap account in the GMail app and import the mails from samsung mail?
  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Yes, this 'should' work. But it might depend on scale, approximately how many email messages are there? A few dozen, a few thousand, or more? Also, do a lot of those old emails have attachments?
  6. R3van

    R3van Lurker
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    Didn`t worked :(

    Still have no clue how to save those emails

    Edit: I talked with Samsung support andy the confirmed that there is no other way than resend the old mails again
    #5 R3van, Oct 10, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
  7. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    The only way I can think of is to create a new email account with imap, then login to your old email account and send those emails to your new imap email account....
    svim likes this.

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