Import thunderbird emails to Gmail

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  1. MJCfromCT

    MJCfromCT Gawd

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    I have been trying to follow this guide to get my local emails uploaded onto Gmail:

    http://www.zoliblog.com/2007/10/24/simplified-guide-to-importing-all-your-archive-email-into-gmail/

    Unfortunately it seems that this guide is for Outlook users, and I use thunderbird. Does anybody know of a way to import local emails from Thunderbird to Gmail?

    I've heard of the "Gmail Loader" program, but AFAIK this program will strip the emails of their original send dates. What I'd really like is for a solution where all my local messages can be sent and stored on Gmail, with the original sender information retained, and the original send dates retained. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
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    KevinO [H]ard|Gawd

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    Here are the instructions from gmail to enable IMAP in thunderbird -> http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=77662

    Just attach to GMAIL via IMAP and the drag and drop you saved local email to GMAIL through thunderbird.

    Make sure you enable IMAP in your GMAIL settings under Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
     
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    MJCfromCT Gawd

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    Thanks, I had set up IMAP in Thunderbird and got it to open Gmail, I didn't know it was as simple as drag-and-drop. :)
     
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