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How to transfer SBCGlobal Email Account to Gmail Account?

Those who want to transfer their SBCGlobal email account to Gmail account should read this blog post. The process of transferring is quite easy and it can be done using Fetcher utility, which is a part of Gmail only.

This utility comes into play when an old SBCGlobal account needs to be transferred into the Gmail account. But, everybody can’t make such kind of a transfer, as the accounts, which are created before June 11th, 2011 will be transferred. If the account has been created after that date, then the company will not be providing you with an access to the POP3 server, which in this case is required to make the direct transfer.

So, here is the process explained in a very easy to understand manner keeping the importance of the topic in mind.

  1. The first step is to sign-in to your Gmail account and then, click the gear icon on the toolbar. Then, select ‘Settings’ option.
  2. Go to the ‘Accounts’ tab and click on ‘Add a POP3 Mail Account you own’. Make sure you check the box.
  3. Now, you have to enter your SBCGlobal net mail address followed by clicking on the ‘Next step’. Then, you have to fill in the SBCGlobal password.
  4. You will see POP server field in which you have to enter ‘’ along with changing the port setting to ‘995’.
  5. You will have to tick mark the option that says ‘Leave a copy of retrieved messages on server’. Enabling this option will bar Gmail from deleting your emails.
  6. After that, you need to tick mark the option that says ‘Always use SSL in order retrieve the emails.
  7. Now, you have to select the option “label incoming messages”, which will enable your Gmail to select the emails that come from your SBCGlobal net login account. You will also get the option to use the emails from a different folder in your Gmail by selecting this option.
  8. Can you see the option named ‘Archive incoming messages’? If yes, then tick mark the box opposite to this option if you want to bar the mails from your SBCGlobal webmail to appear in your Gmail account.
  9. Now, you need to click ‘Add account’ to start the transfer of your SBCGlobal emails on your Gmail. The transfer process is going to take some time, maybe a few minutes or so, as it depends upon how much emails you have in your SBCGlobal account.

An important tip

If you have a SBCGlobal account that you have created after June 11th, 2011, which is almost at its expiring stage, then your best bet is on downloading the email to an email client like Mozilla Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook where you can use IMAP protocol. You may not be able to see the emails on your Gmail account with this method, but you can download the email to a client. For that, you need to add your SBCGlobal account using IMAP in the server type and enter ‘’ in the server name. When it comes to the port setting, you need to type ‘993’ and enable SSL protection.


The POP3 settings apply to all SBCGlobal net email settings that end in,,,,,,,, and

So, this is the process of transferring emails from SBCGlobal webmail to Gmail using www SBCGlobal net as the mediator. If there is any issue in doing the transfer, then you can take the help of the SBCGlobal email issues resolvers. The process of transferring emails is simple and very important because the old SBCGlobal webmail service is not good enough to accommodate users.