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I want to import a gmail account to a google apps account. I have tried the recommended method of adding a pop account. POP forwarding is enabled. I get the following message: Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password. Server returned error: "[AUTH] Web login required: https://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?answer=78754"

The username & password are NOT the issue as I am able to login to the account with the same credentials. Is there a setting with the original account that is causing this?

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migrated from superuser.com Jul 14 '13 at 21:41

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First: Be sure to specify in your email client account settings the proper address, protocol, port and encryption for the connection, as instructed here: http://email.about.com/od/accessinggmail/f/Gmail_POP3_Settings.htm

Second: For what you want to achieve (exporting your list of contacts) google takeout seems to be the best fitting solution. More info: https://www.google.com/takeout/

(In particular, for contacts: https://www.google.com/takeout/#custom:contacts)

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I want to achieve to import all my contacts from old account to the new account. – nazar_art Jul 14 '13 at 21:25
So, after you export your contacts following the instructions from the above link, you can import them into another google account using this link: support.google.com/mail/answer/8301 – NotGaeL Jul 14 '13 at 21:41

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