How to Migrate Emails From Gmail to cPanel Using Google Takeout Print

  • Updated on 07-May-2024
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Transferring your email data from Google Workspace to your cPanel hosting account might seem daunting at first, but the process is simplified with Google Takeout. This guide will walk you through the steps to ensure a smooth transition of your email data, leveraging the power of Google Takeout to export your data and then import it into cPanel.

What You Need to Know Before Starting

  • Google Takeout allows you to export your data from Google Workspace, including emails, which can then be imported into another email service, such as the one provided by your cPanel hosting account.
  • Ensure you can access your Google Workspace account and your cPanel hosting account.
  • The process involves downloading a large file, so ensure you have a stable internet connection and sufficient storage space.
Info! Google Takeout exports your data in an MBOX format, supported by many email clients and services for import.

Exporting Your Email from Google Workspace

  1. Go to Google Takeout ( and log in with your Google Workspace account.
  2. Deselect all data types except for Mail. You can include all your email data or select specific labels/folders.
  3. Choose MBOX as the export format, then click on Next step.
  4. Select your preferred delivery method, file type, and size. You might opt for a download link via email or add the file directly to your Google Drive.
  5. Click Create export. Google will begin the process, and you will receive a download link when it's complete.
  6. Wait for the Email. Google will email you when your export is ready. This process can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the size of your email archive.

Google Takeout Deselect All

Google Takeout Select MBOX

Google Takeout Next




Warning! The export process can take a long time, depending on the size of your email archive. Plan accordingly to avoid disruptions.

2. Download Your Emails

When you receive the email from Google, follow the instructions to download your archived emails. If the archive is split into multiple files, download all parts.

Google Takeout Ready

Google Takeout Download


3. Prepare Your Emails for Import

Before importing your emails into cPanel, you might need to extract the files (if they're in a .zip archive) and possibly convert them into a format that's compatible with your cPanel email client (e.g., .mbox or individual .eml files). Several tools and software can help you convert .mbox files to another format if needed.

Importing Your Email into cPanel

Once you have your MBOX file, the next step is to import this data into your cPanel email account.

  1. Log into cPanel: Access your hosting account's cPanel dashboard.
  2. Access Webmail: Navigate to the "Email" section and click on "Email Accounts". Find the email account where you want to import your messages and click on "Check Email".
  3. Choose the Webmail Application: Select a webmail application if prompted (e.g., Horde, Roundcube).
  4. Import Your Emails:
    • For Horde: Click on the gear icon (Settings) > "Import" and follow the prompts to upload your email file.
    • For Roundcube: Click on more -> Import

Roundcube E-mail Import

Roundcube Import

Success! After the import process, you should see your emails from Google Workspace in your cPanel email account.

Additional Considerations

  • Email Configuration: Ensure your email account in cPanel is set up and configured correctly before importing your emails.
  • Email Client Import: Alternatively, you can use an email client like Thunderbird or Outlook to import your .mbox files directly, then synchronize your emails with your cPanel account via IMAP.

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Encountering Issues?

If you encounter any issues during the transfer process, please open a support ticket here or initiate a LiveChat session using the icon at the bottom right of the screen. Our support team is always ready to assist you with any technical difficulties.

Danger! Ensure you back up your Google Workspace data before transferring to avoid loss.

Following these steps, you can efficiently transfer your Google Workspace email to your cPanel hosting account using Google Takeout. This ensures a smooth transition with minimal disruption to your email services.



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