How to Transfer Email Folders

By Missy J. Talbot

Email folders contain the information that is essential to your email account. You put emails you want to save in folders. When you change email accounts, it is easy to lose the information you've saved. You cannot import folders with web-based email systems, but if you use system-based emails, or private email companies with "Import" options within your account, you can bring in email folders from any account.

Step 1

Open your new email account and log in.

Step 2

Click on "Import" and then choose "Files and folders" or "other information" and then "Folders."

Step 3

Input your old email address and password into the import field. The old email account will log into your new email account and transfer your folders.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are unsure if your new email software will allow you to import folders, you can ask your Internet service provider or log into your account and look under "File" or "options" or even "import."