I have been forwarding emails from my university-based Gmail account to my personal Gmail account for years, and there are no copies of the emails in the original Gmail account. Now I graduated and I want to move these already read emails back to the original account so that they do not take 10GB space in my personal Google account space. Is there a way to do this?

  • Do you want to delete them? If you can move them back, and you lose access to the university gmail account, then they will be gone. Jan 27, 2020 at 13:04
  • No it is guaranteed that I will never lose access to the university account.
    – user5054
    Jan 28, 2020 at 3:08

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To fetch emails with the new (or old one) Gmail account do the same procedure:

Log into your new Gmail account.
Hit the gear icon.
Select 'Settings'.
Go to the 'Accounts and import' tab.
Go to the 'Check mail from other accounts' section.
Select 'Add a mail account'.
Enter your old Gmail account and hit 'Next'.


  • Thanks for the response, but I think this will move my personal emails as well to the university account, which I don't want. Right?
    – user5054
    Jan 28, 2020 at 3:15
  • You can filter mails with tags, or delete after transfer.
    – AndriuZ
    Jan 28, 2020 at 7:46
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    If you are going to do this make sure you "Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server." otherwise all the mail will be moved. Jan 28, 2020 at 11:35

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