Dedicated gmail Import Tool / Feature (Without Using The Bridge)
Please provide a stand alone method to import all gmail message history, without the use of a bridge. So many of us would like to completely leave gmail behind, but cannot because we still rely on the message history in old gmail accounts.
I don't want to download the message history to a computer. I want to transfer all messages directly to folders in my active PM accounts, where I can access them at any time within my PM accounts. Thanks.
This is currently available in Beta for Lifetime and Visionary users and it will be available for all paid users in the next couple of weeks.
Dear Ben, you are quite misinformed and malign people who are very happy to use PM. First, PM created this feedback space to welcome constructive suggestions, which only you interpret as whining. Second, this suggestion has absolutely nothing to do with editing. It is focused on privacy, the main goal for most users of PM. Those of us who were unfortunate enough to find ourselves reliant on google services, wish to rid ourselves of any further connection to them, by transferring any message history from old gmail accounts to PM accounts, and then permanently closing gmail accounts. It is a customary practice when switching between most other email services. In the case of PM, it presents some complications due to the encryption. For the same reason, many are waiting to switch to an encrytped calendar function synced to PM accounts, to end the dependence on the android based gOOgle calender app.
Good to hear you too will be switching to PM. After you adjust to the new service, perhaps you could treat the rest of the community, and their opinions, with more respect as well. as they would do for you.
Finally Ben, the great majority of those posting suggestions and feedback are PAID customers of PM. Feedback is an essential part of running a healthy business. You may learn about this in future college courses...
Wow what a bunch of whiners! If you love all the functions of gmail so much just stay with them OR be polite and give these guys a break! This company hasn't been around that long so it's just common sense that it's going to take a while to get more special features. Besides, what they are offering is security not some some advanced document editing software! I just started looking at proton mail and really appreciate the founders genuineness and ideas. Can't wait to start an account!
There are probably 20 or 30 basic features of gmail that I rely on daily, constantly, and since they're apparently missing from ProtonMail, it makes Proton very cumbersome to use -- eg, how to adjust the spacing between email messages in the inbox -- it's way too spread out for efficiently looking through messages; send delay (up to 30 seconds) I occasionally but importantly rely on; font size really needs adjusting, in both inbox and outgoing mail -- it's mostly way too tiny, but then some of them are way too big. There are probably a dozen more basic controls that I don't see in Proton; also your tutorial is barely anything. Overall, though I appreciate and want the security of Proton, it's so barebones at this point that I don't think I can use it. Like most people, I'm zipping through functions very fast, and need these basic features.
Lots of people looking for an alternative to Gmail at the moment.
L R commented
It's been a couple of months now - will this feature be implemented? I really want to be able to transition completely from Gmail without going through a bridge!
Of all the features to limit to paid users, WHY would you want to limit this one???
For most people, this will be a one time use, to move their message history, short or long, to their new account with Protonmail. In my case, once I move my history from away from gmail, I will never look back! Each person who does this is further cementing their relationship with Protonmail. And even those who are not yet paid users will be that much more likely to switch to a paid plan in the future.
You may be going overboard on this effort to push people into paid plans by limiting even the most basic features, and perhaps alienating some potential paying clients.
I happen to be a loyal client. But this is a foolish policy. (This will be a good topic to bring up with Andy during his chat on reddit)
Is this now available for basic users?
I'm fighting with bridge and Thunderbird. I need to put 5k old emails from local storage to PM via bridge and thunderbird. That takes veeeery long time, and it freezes.
I already know how to speed up the bridge and Thunderbird.
The idea is to transfer emails to the INBOX folder. First of all you need to turn off sync of all folders (turn sync on inbox folder only). Go to subscribing manager in Thunderbird (press right mouse button on account and select subscribing manager).
Here you have examples how you can do that:
Then Thunderbird will work on one task only. If not it must sync all folders same time and it ends with errors, and just doesnt work.
Arun Sathiya commented
Wondering if it will be available to other paying users anytime soon.
Please can we have this already?! I spent 24 hours trying to migrate a few thousand sent items and it was so crappy I had to give up and try to undo the damage. Please give us a proper performant migration tool asap!
Been a couple of weeks. Is it available for all paid users now?
I used a linux tool called mbox to imap... but yeah, had to use the Bridge, and download all Gmail messages from Google Takeout.
It was buggy as hell. Takes forever, Protonmail bridge times out or fails often. And left tens of thousands of messages as "unread", with no way to mark them as read using the Bridge.
I would hope this to be optional only as I want nothing to do with my old hacked gmail and yahoo accounts and want them nowhere near my trusted protonmail
Where can i try the beta I am plus yearly?
Will this work at importing from icloud email?
Please allow the import tool to work on all versions of windows, for those who plan to process the message history transfer using something other than a mobile device. Thanks.