Is it possible to import into ecloud old emails?

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#1

Hi everybody,

Using e for a day, and loving it :wink:

I’d like to stop using gmail, but is it possible to import into ecloud my old emails ?
I didn’t find my answer yet !


#2

I know that you can download your Google data (it should include mails), but I don’t think you can put them into e cloud. At least not officially, but maybe unofficially if you accept sending all your mails to somebody at /e/ so that he could add them into the database (which seems complicated). So I don’t think so, but I’m not a reference :slight_smile:


#3

Thank you ! I know that you can transfer all your emails from yahoo to gmail for example (I have done that in the past).
I was wondering if it could be done here ! Will see :slight_smile:


#4

The easiest way to import emails from a different server I can think of is the following:

  1. Install Thunderbird on your computer
  2. Setup Thunderbird, so that it can access the gmail account via IMAP https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-gmail
  3. Setup Thunderbird, so that it can access the ecloud-mailservice via IMAP [HOWTO] Email Configurations - to configure /e/ on most email clients
  4. Use drag and drop to move the emails from the gmail account to the ecloud account.
  5. (optional) remove the gmail account from Thunderbird

#5

Thank you ! Do you think it would synchronize on the ecloud or my emails would only be on thunderbird ?


#6

I don’t see how a drag and drop on thunderbird could send a mail from Gmai’s servers to e’s servers but might be wrong :slight_smile: So yes in order to have all your old mails, adding them in thunderbird is the best solution.


#7

I have no idea … Maybe it could be something magical …
To me , it doesnt really seem to be the best solution, because once I change computer or reinstall my OS, I lose everything …


#8

This procedure synchronizes mails on the server and locally on your computer.
The IMAP-protocol intends to keep local and remote data synchronized: What you have on the server is identical to what you have locally on your computer.

After setting up the previous mentioned Step 2 all mails on the gmail server are synchronized to your local computer.
Step 3 creates a local copy of the mails on the ecloud server.
Step 4 moves the gmail-mails from the local gmail-folder to the local ecloud-folder and also synchronizes these changes to the servers, which means that they get deleted on the gmail-server and are created on the ecloud-server.

A few years ago I used http://imapsync.lamiral.info/ for such a migration - maybe you find that more appropriate. Nowadays I use Thunderbird for that.


#9

Perfect Markus, thank you so much :slight_smile:
So my idea that it could synchronize wasn’t that stupid :stuck_out_tongue:
Going to try that soon !

Last question … I am willing changing my gmail account for a more secure email.
Is eelo as reliable as protonmail for data security ?


#10

I have seen nowhere that mails are end to end encrypted with /e/ unlike protonmail. If that was the case, I guess /e/ would promote it much more. So protonmail is best than /e/ for now.


#11

@Markus , I have issues setting up thunderbird with ecloud …

I don’t know what is wrong with my settings (it didn’t configure automatically)


#12

Maybe this link will help but you’ve probably already seen it.

Change the “Autodétection” of “Serveur sortant” to “STARTTLS”.


#13

Yes I have tried that already but it didn’t work …


#14

Please try and set the autodetection values to the right values:


#15

I don’t know why it still doesn’t work


#16

Are you sure about your password ? I only see this… Or a configuration issue on the servers side or on the documentation.


#17

Yes I am sure about my password :confused:


#18

I don’t see any problems in the screenshot.
Do you use the correct username and password? Can you please doublecheck, that you can login with them on https://ecloud.global/login?


#19

As weird as it sounds I have already doublechecked (10 times !).
And already tried to log in with them on ecloud … I am so confused !


#20

If I was really desperate, I would try to replace “mail.ecloud.global” by “imap.ecloud.global” in the IMAP row and “smtp.ecloud.global” in the SMTP row.
I really think it could work (I hope)