I’ve been emailing like it’s 1999, and want to switch my main (personal) forever email account from Yahoo to a more secure provider. What’s the simplest way to do this?
I’ve also got a Gmail account for Android and organizational purposes only. This one’s got an ok, but not particularly professional-sounding address. I’m trying out the free version of the much-recommended
Fastmail.fm, which looks ok to me.
(Is Fastmail still better than Gmail for ease of use, security, and privacy? I like that it might spare me from accidentally falling into ‘social’ stuff. Also, there are no short, sweet and professional versions of my name left on Gmail, which is reason enough to go to Fastmail.)
Old mail: want to move it to a safe place in such a way that I can see individual emails and access attachments. Do I want to store them FM or Gmail? Or do I want to archive everything from before e.g. 2005 to some other place? (I’m not really sure what archiving actually means, btw -- could I still open attachments if I wanted, or are they flattened, like a pdf printout?)
- I don’t have the Yahoo Plus.
- I have a MBP with Mail.
- Both the Yahoo and Gmail accounts are set up on the Mac Mail thing.
- I’ve gone through my Yahoo inbox on the Mail thing and have saved contacts from individual emails to Contacts on the Mac; I think moving them to FM from there will be easy, according to FM’s help pages.
Can I move my stuff using some combination of what I’ve already got going? I don’t want to get involved in too many applications. Since I don’t have Yahoo Plus, I thought:
1) From within Mac’s Mail, move Yahoo mails to the Gmail account
2) From Gmail, move all that stuff to FM (unless I should do something else with them)
Does this sound right?
I don’t see the ‘Accounts and Importing’ option in Gmail suggested here
in 2012. Other related questions I could find were a bit older than that; I guess anyone else still on Yahoo wants to stay there.