Software & Apps MS Office How to Import Mail and Folders From Gmail to Outlook.com Set up Outlook.com to receive mail and labels from a Gmail account by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on December 20, 2019 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Nov 05, 2020 Jon Fisher MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email Moving your email from Gmail to Outlook.com is uncomplicated and fast. Outlook does all the configuration, connects to Gmail, and creates folders for your Gmail labels, too. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook Online. Import Mail and Folders from Gmail into Outlook.com To set up Outlook.com to pick up mail and labels (as folders) from a Gmail account: Log in to Outlook.com. Go to Settings (the gear icon ⚙ in the top navigation bar) and select View all Outlook settings. Go to Mail > Sync Email. Select Gmail. In the Connect your Google account window, enter the display name you want to use. Select Connect your Google account so we can import your email from Gmail. Select Create a new folder for imported email, with subfolders like in Gmail. Select OK. In the Sign in with Google window, select the Gmail account you want to import. If your Gmail account is not listed, enter your Gmail email address and select Next. Enter your password and choose Next. Select Allow if prompted. Close the Settings window. Outlook.com imports folders and messages from the Gmail account in the background. Custom folders and, depending on the option you chose, inbox, drafts, archive, and sent mail will appear in a folder named "Imported email@example.com" (for the "firstname.lastname@example.org" Gmail account).