|"In addition, configure the old and the new E-Mail-account in your mail client to use IMAP.|
After that, you can mark all e-mails from the old email account and move them to your new account by using drag an drop."
Yes, this is what I have read. But I get stalled during the configuration process, due to the fact that the only sample I found through google was from someone using MS Outlook 2007. I have MS OE6, from 2004, which has a somewhat different looking menu. I'm not smart enough to figure out the difference.
I did manage to enable IMAP on the gmail acct I want to shuffle my old emails to. I just haven't figured out the setup for OE6. Somehow I've got to configure OE6 to recognize the gmail address, and there are steps in doing that that I don't understand, due to the difference in navigating OE6 from the sample I saw using MS Outlook 2007.
The primary reason I want to save my emails to a more resilient client is because my computer at times acts like it might just quit on me, at which time I would have lost all my emails, if that were to happen. I'm a member of a couple of groups that send me mail through that address, and I want to save all the posts sent and received from those groups.
Going one by one is going to be VERY tedious, if I have to do it piecemeal. I read somewhere that when transferring mail from one client to the other, one should not overtax the process by trying to transfer too much mail at one time, say, over 50 emails or so. I've got hundreds, if not thousands. I'd rather not just abandon it all, since it would require some re-addressing of some issues that have already been addressed. I'm not sure if the groups have archived their mail somewhere for future reference, or not.
I figure I'll try limiting my google searches to a certain time period, say, sometime before the version of Outlook Express I have (6) expired. Maybe someone back then had the same problem.
I'm having a bad brain day.
I'm even thinking, should I configure things to get particular emails through the ISP, direct to my OE6, and others, to the more resilient and reliable web-based clients.
Plus, I'm also thinking,,am I thinking too much? Is this an easier decision than I am making it out to be? Is it a simple transfer and it's over, or is it going to take eons of dragging and dropping?
I do all my banking, buying, paying etc. online. So each of those banks, businesses, groups, etc. have to have a new, reliable address to find me by. This is really confusing, short of a step by step process that I can wrap my head around. I'm not used to configuring, just using.
I think once I get a linux box set up I'll go there, but that's down the road a bit.