How do i export emails from outlook to gmail

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2024 by

If you’re looking to switch from Outlook to Gmail, you may be wondering how to transfer all of your emails from one platform to the other. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can follow to export your emails from Outlook to Gmail. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of migrating your emails and provide some helpful tips along the way.

Exporting Emails from Outlook

Before you can import your emails into Gmail, you’ll need to export them from Outlook. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Outlook and select the folder containing the emails you want to export.
  2. Click on “File” in the top menu bar and select “Open & Export.”
  3. Choose “Import/Export” from the options.
  4. In the Import and Export Wizard, select “Export to a file” and click “Next.”
  5. Choose “Comma Separated Values (CSV)” as the file type and click “Next.”
  6. Select the folder you want to export and click “Next.”
  7. Choose a location to save the exported file and click “Next.”
  8. Click “Finish” to complete the export process.

Importing Emails into Gmail

Now that you have your emails exported from Outlook, you can import them into Gmail. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Log into your Gmail account and click on the gear icon in the top right corner.
  2. Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the “Accounts and Import” tab.
  4. Under “Import mail and contacts,” click on “Import mail and contacts.”
  5. A pop-up window will appear. Enter your Outlook email address and click “Continue.”
  6. Enter your Outlook password and click “Continue.”
  7. Select the emails you want to import and click “Start Import.”
  8. Once the import is complete, you will receive a confirmation message.

Tips for a Smooth Migration

  • Before exporting your emails from Outlook, make sure to organize them into folders to make the import process easier.
  • If you have a large number of emails to import, it may take some time for the process to complete. Be patient and avoid interrupting the import.
  • If you have any emails with large attachments, it may be helpful to delete them before exporting to reduce the file size and speed up the import process.
  • Once the import is complete, make sure to check your Gmail inbox and folders to ensure all of your emails were successfully transferred.


Migrating emails from Outlook to Gmail may seem like a daunting task, but by following these simple steps and tips, you can easily transfer all of your emails to your new email platform. Whether you’re switching to Gmail for personal or professional reasons, this process will help you seamlessly transition to your new email account.

Have you successfully exported your emails from Outlook to Gmail? Do you have any additional tips to share? Let us know in the comments.

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Gulrukh Chaudhary, an accomplished digital marketer and technology writer with a passion for exploring the frontiers of innovation. Armed with a Master's degree in Information Technology, Gulrukh seamlessly blends her technical prowess with her creative flair, resulting in captivating insights into the world of emerging technologies. Discover more about her on her LinkedIn profile.