Knowledgebase: Address Magic Personal
How to convert AOL to Gmail with Address Magic
Posted by Jim Beveridge, Last modified by Jim Beveridge on 12 September 2012 05:00 PM

(Applies to: Address Magic Personal PLUS)

Here's how to copy from AOL to Gmail using Address Magic Personal. You must have the PLUS version to copy your AOL email.

Please follow these steps to convert an address book:

  1. Run Address Magic Personal.
  2. For Source format, choose AOL.
  3. Click the Folder button and choose the desired screen name.
  4. Click OK and click Next.
  5. For Destination format, choose Gmail.  (Requires Windows XP or later and the .Net Framework 2.0.)
  6. Complete the conversion.
  7. Open Gmail in your browser.
  8. Click Mail (in red) on the top left of the page, then select "Contacts".
  9. See your contacts and groups. You may need to click "Other Contacts" on the left, or select other tags depending on the categories you used in your source address book.

Please follow these steps to convert your AOL email saved your PC: (Requires PLUS version)

  1. Go to Gmail in your browser and enable IMAP under Settings.
  2. Run Address Magic Personal PLUS.
  3. Choose Message conversion.
  4. For Source format, choose AOL.
  5. Click the Folder button and choose the desired screen name.
  6. Click OK and click Next.
  7. For Destination format, choose Gmail.
  8. Click Next and Finish.
  9. Enter your Gmail email address and password when prompted.
  10. Conversion will proceed automatically.
  11. Emails must be uploaded one a time, this can potentially take several hours.

 AOL users: Please follow these steps to convert your Email kept on AOL to Gmail: (Requires PLUS version)

  1. If you haven't already, go to Gmail in your browser and enable IMAP under Settings.
  2. Run Address Magic Personal PLUS.
  3. Choose Message conversion.
  4. For Source format, choose IMAP.
  5. Click Next.
  6. For Destination format, choose Gmail.
  7. Click Next and Finish.
  8. When asked for your IMAP server, enter imap.aol.com for the host, your AOL email address as the user name, and your AOL password as the password.
  9. Click OK.
  10. When asked for your Gmail information, enter your Gmail username and password.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Allow ePreserver to finish.

Important!

  • To convert to Gmail, messages must be copied one at a time to the Gmail servers. The speed of this process is completely dependent on the speed that you can upload, which is often AT LEAST ten times slower than you can download. Therefore, converting messages to Gmail can take several hours.

 

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