I am using Webmail (RoundCube) on cPanelX, using BlueHost web hosting.

I am planning to move to Google Apps, is there any way to move my existing mail to Gmail?

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BlueHost already have a Knowledgebase Article about How to access your e-mail with Gmail. You can skip the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) section as you presumably won't be using their service to send mail any more.

These are basically the instructions for using Google's Mail Fetcher to pull in old email, but they include BlueHost-specific settings. BlueHost had decent screenshots with their instructions, but for completeness they're as follow:

  1. Login to your Gmail Account.
  2. Choose Settings, from the Settings cog.
  3. Click Accounts and Import.
  4. Click 'Add a POP3 mail account you own".
  5. Enter your Email address.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Enter your full email address as the Username.
  8. Enter Password for your email account.
  9. Enter the POP Server. This will be your domain name proceeded by "mail."
  10. Choose any additional options you may want
  11. Click the Add Account button.

Since RoundCube supports IMAP, I searched for some solutions to migrate emails to Google using IMAP, and I did find imapsync. There are some steps available to guide you through (though it is mainly tailored for Linux users.

If it is not feasible for you, you can read more about migrating to Google Apps to see if any of these fits you.

  • I have found a better way, by using the in-built Account Import option in Gmail.
    – haris
    Feb 24, 2013 at 9:50

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