How to Export Gmail Mailbox to Windows Live Mail

Gmail is the most popular email client. It has many qualities that make it successful. On another side, Windows Live Mail is a desktop email program offered by Microsoft for free. It has mostly happened that users use both apps and now want to access both accounts of database in the same place. In this situation, users need to sync Gmail with Windows Live Mail, or users can export their valuable emails from Gmail to Windows Live Mail. To learn how to do this, keep reading this article. Before proceeding to the solution, let’s explore the requirements related to this topic that many users are asking for:-

→ How to move Gmail mailboxes to Windows Live Mail account?

→ How to import selected Gmail emails to WLM?

→ How to migrate Google Gmail data to Windows Live Mail?

Motive to Migrate Gmail data to Windows Live Mail (WLM)

There may be a penalty of reasons for users to move Gmail mailbox to Windows Live Mail (WLM), some of which are listed below.

→ WLM is a safe and easy to use email client

→ With this Windows Live Mail, user can configure multiple accounts and access them at one place

→ It offers several advanced features to manage calendars, contacts, and many more without any troubles.

Complete information to migrate Gmail mailboxes to WLM

There are two options available for users to complete Gmail mail folders to WLM migration. Let’s us first consider the manual method that is suitable for technical background users and is free. Now, let us know the steps of the process:-

• First open Gmail account and Go to setting option

Click Forwarding POP/IMAP menu

• Now, scroll down IMAP section and click enable IMAP option

• After that, click on the save changes option

Launch Windows Live Mail

Select Add an Email account button in the WLM Account ribbon

Under Email address type full email address and Enter Google cloud password in the second field

Enter on the display name and after that click the Next button

• Once you finished setting up of Gmail account, click the Next button

• Now a message will appear on the screen – “WLM successfully connected to Gmail

• Further Click Next button if you have finished setting up of Gmail account.

• Now a confirmation will come that is “Your email account was added

Direct Method to migrate Gmail Mail Folders to Windows Live Mail

In case if you find this above manual process lengthy and confusing, you try this automated solution named Softmagnat Gmail to Windows Live Mail Migration Tool. This is most popular software among the users to complete the migration of Gmail mailbox data to Windows Live Mail. It is very easy to install utility and complete the whole process within few steps without facing data loss. Users do not face any difficulties while exporting entire folders of their Gmail account into Windows Live Mail by using this effective tool.

Now let us know the procedure of this software:-

Open the software successfully on your system

Enter the login credential of your Gmail account

Select category & email format (EML)

• Now use multiple folder option to download selected data

• Finally click on the start button to complete the process.

Once you backup your entire Gmail account data in EML file format. Now you are required to import EML files into WLM. By using following these simple steps given below you can easily import emails to WLM client.

Open the Window Live Mail client on your computer.

Go to File → Click on Import Messages → Click on Windows Live Mail.

→ Now use the given Browse button and locate the folder having EML files.

→ Here just hit the import button and the software will import all email files in WLM.

It's over! This is how you can move your Gmail data into WLM with a full mailbox. Despite some useful features, Softmagnat Gmail Backup Software comes with a self-explanatory interface. So users from non technical background can handle it without any assistance.


I hope this article will help users navigate Gmail to Windows Live Mail. Briefly describe both the manual and the automated solution for users to use any method to accomplish this migration task. But the manual method is impossible in all cases, due to its time-consuming shortcomings and the technical methodology included in the method, which is very difficult for non-technical users to understand. Therefore, we advise users to use an automated solution that is very simple and secure.


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