How to backup your @mines Gmail via Google Transfer


Once you graduate or withdraw from school, you will only have access to your @mines account for a few months before it gets deactivated.

Here are two methods of "backing up" your Gmail before you lose access:

  1. via Thunderbird
    • Pros
      • Works for any email provider.
      • You can transfer specific emails instead of the entire inbox.
    • Cons
      • Multiple steps are involved.
      • Need to install Mozilla Thunderbird.
      • If the Thunderbird app is closed, the transfer process will terminate. 
  2. via Google Transfer
    • Pros
      • Minimal steps involved.
      • Can transfer both or either of your Gmail and Google Drive.
    • Cons
      • Works only for Google Accounts.
      • Transfers the entire email inbox and doesn't have the option to specify.

This article goes through the steps of copying over your emails from your @mines Gmail account to another Gmail account via Google Transfer.

Go here if you want to use the Mozilla Thunderbird method.

NOTE: Transfers like these can take multiple hours to days depending on the size of the transfer.


An internet-connected device with a web browser (Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari).


  1. Log in to your @mines Gmail account.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner.

  3. Click on Manage your Google Account.

  4. Under the Home tab, go to Transfer your content and click on Start transfer.
    If you can't find this option, then try using this link.

    Note: 'Transfer Your Content' is only available to authorized G Suite for Education Accounts.
  5. Enter your destination Google Account.

  6. To verify your destination account, you will have to enter a code that you will receive in the provided destination email account.

  7. Once your account is verified, you can now choose whether you wish to transfer your Gmail or your Google Drive, or both.

  8. You're all set and Google will take care of the rest from here.




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Thu 7/21/22 10:24 AM
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