Migrating Pegasus Mail to Google Gmail Using IMAP

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I received a request from a client to migrate several years of Pegasus emails to Google Gmail. Pegasus does not have any kind of export mail option so it was a real challenge. One option is to simply forward all the emails from Pegasus to Gmail but that would screw up all the sender fields. Forwarding may not always include attachments in the proper format and it adds some text to the original email with a forward header. There are some commercial applications like Transend Migrator that will do the conversion but I knew that had to be a free way to do it. After searching extensively on the web and getting a headache from looking at web pages which haven’t been updated since 1997, I finally came upon a solution that would be easy and painless.

The solution is to use IMAP as the pipeline to transfer all the old emails. Both Pegasus and Gmail support IMAP. In fact, most popular email applications support IMAP so it’s possible to use IMAP to migrate to and from any email applications that support it.

  • Ace Telephone

    We broadbanded with *Q.com. They promised they supported Pegasus. Eventually, they admitted they did not and basically told me to go fuck myself. Anyone who trusts Q.com deserves to feel ripped off, to enjoy the sensation of being utterly f***up.

    I can send mail thru gmail; I can receive thru mindspring. But Pegasus does not you let do both easily.

  • Ace Telephone

    We broadbanded with *Q.com. They promised they supported Pegasus. Eventually, they admitted they did not and basically told me to go fuck myself. Anyone who trusts Q.com deserves to feel ripped off, to enjoy the sensation of being utterly f***up.

    I can send mail thru gmail; I can receive thru mindspring. But Pegasus does not you let do both easily.

  • Thanks for the ‘tutorial’, it helped me a lot! Moving over e-mails to Gmail from Pegasus mail dating back to 1997!

  • Thanks for the ‘tutorial’, it helped me a lot! Moving over e-mails to Gmail from Pegasus mail dating back to 1997!

  • Thank you for your insightful post!

  • Thank you for your insightful post!

  • Jon

    Thanks so much for this excellent and very helpful post!!! 🙂

  • Jon

    Thanks so much for this excellent and very helpful post!!! 🙂

  • Mario

    Very-very excellent post!
    I’ll try to export my email from pegagus to a client mail on my android phone,
    this tips will be very useful!
    Many-many thanks   🙂