Posted May 14, 2009 4:36 pm by with 5 comments

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It can be a huge pain to change your cell phone number. These days, it’s just as complicated as changing email addresses. Gmail is making it easier for us all. Google announced yesterday that Gmail now migrates email and contacts from other email providers, including Yahoo!, Hotmail, AOL, and many more. Taking it one step further, Gmail also gives you the option to forward your email messages for up to 30 days while you test it out.

To set this up, just head over to your Gmail settings, and you’ll see a new tab labeled “Accounts and Import.” While this feature is available for all new Gmail accounts, it is still being rolled out on existing accounts so be patient if you don’t see these options just yet. Businesses and schools using Google Apps won’t see these new migration options.

Will you be making the switch?

  • Since using Google Reader and other various Google apps it’s been a lot easier to navigate the web while staying completley organized. With Googles new “import” option to Gmail, I may just make the switch. It’s pretty enticing when there is an option to forward emails from your old account.

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  • I am actually still very surprised people have not switched over to gmail from the likes of hotmail and yahoo. It is just cleaner, easier to use and the integration with other Google Apps are great.

    If anyone hasn’t moved yet, I highly recommend it!

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  • I think it is great that Google makes it easier, I like that mail forwarding for 30 days. It really is a pain to get the word out and if someone has the old email account but has neglect to ever send you a message until after you switch, then they could have been SOL. However with the forwarding even new contacts with the old info can reach you … well, temporarily anyway. Google does seem to make it easier.
    🙂 thanks for letting us know.

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