Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Importing Cableone email into a new Gmail account

When a friend was physically moving and needed to retire their Cableone.com account and move to a GMail account, I thought it would be quite easy. After an hour I realized, not so much. Here's the tricky part, Cableone.com mail accounts are already hosted by Google, so the pop account questions asked during GMail import are not what you would expect. In Gmail select "Accounts and Import", then "Import mail and contacts"
Email address is really "myemail@cableone.net", the ".net" threw me.
Pop server is "pop.gmail.com"
Port is "995", select "edit" and select "SSL".

2 comments:

Rebecca McDonald said...

Fast forward to 2014.....Cableone now has imap? woudl the imap.gmail.com go in place of the "pop"

I tried it originally...it didn't work. At least filling in the info you provided it is now telling me email and password do not match as well as still the comment:

Gmail couldn't identify your POP server. Please enter your POP server information below.

Rebecca McDonald said...

Fast forward to 2014.....Cableone now has imap? woudl the imap.gmail.com go in place of the "pop"

I tried it originally...it didn't work. At least filling in the info you provided it is now telling me email and password do not match as well as still the comment:

Gmail couldn't identify your POP server. Please enter your POP server information below.