You can move stored messages from your ACS account to BU Google Apps (or commercial Gmail, or other) using drag and drop. Follow the steps below to set up both e-mail accounts in a desktop mail client and then drag and drop any message(s) that you wish to migrate from one account to the other.

NOTE: If you have been using ACS, then you might already have step 1 below completed. If not, you might first need to determine whether or not you have messages on ACS that you wish to move. To determine that, you can log in to ACS via Horde at www.bu.edu/webmail.

STEP 1: Configure a single e-mail client to access both accounts

  1. Configure a desktop client to access ACS (You are already done with this step if you have been using a desktop client to read your ACS mail.)
    Note: This method could also be applicable to accounts on other IMAP servers, replacing acs-imap.bu.edu with whatever are the incoming mail settings for that server.
  2. Configure a desktop client to access BU Google Mail
    Note: This method could also be applicable to accounts on commercial Gmail, using imap.gmail.com over SSL (port 993) as the incoming mail server setting.

NOTE: If you experience any problems setting up the second account, it could be because the mail client will not allow you to have two login@bu.edu e-mail addresses. To work around that, you can simply rename the e-mail address in your ACS account settings to login@acs.bu.edu.

STEP 2: Move, by dragging, the message(s) you wish to migrate from one account to the other

Once both accounts are configured in the same mail client, you can move messages between them using drag and drop (some mail clients will also provide an upload interface). Although mail clients can vary somewhat on how they handle this process, most will allow you to select more than one message (or folder) at a time by holding down the shift key.