Migrate Data from a Mona Shores Google Account to a Personal Account

Graduating seniors and students/staff leaving the district often would like to still have access to the data and documents that they have accumulated in the Mona Shores Google account. There are ways to get the information you want transferred over to a personal Google Account before leaving Mona Shores.

How to Transfer Google Drive Documents, Contacts, and More

  • Log in to your existing Mona Shores Google account
  • Visit Google Takeout and create an archive of your account data
  • Download the archive (this archive may be large depending on how much work you have; an email is sent to you when complete)
  • Create a new personal Google account or log in to your existing personal Google account
  • All Google Drive archives can be re-uploaded to your personal account, contacts can be imported to the new account, and other information imported or uploaded to the new account

If you are in need of additional information, visit the following two links:

Video How-To

For questions, answers, and more information about Google Takeout, visit the frequently asked questions page: Click Here.

How to Transfer Google Gmail using Mail Fetcher

With Your existing Mona Shores Gmail Account:

  • Log in to your existing Mona Shores Gmail Account
  • Click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings
  • In the Forwarding and POP/IMAP section, make sure to select Enable POP for all mail
  • Scroll to the bottom and click the Save Changes button

With Your New or Existing Personal Gmail Account:

  • Setting up Mail Fetcher:
    • Open Gmail and sign in with your new or existing personal Gmail account
    • Click the gear icon in the upper right, then select Settings
    • Open the Accounts tab
    • In the Check mail from other accounts (using POP3) section, click Add a POP3 mail account you own
    • Enter the full email address of your Mona Shores Gmail, then click Next Step
    • Enter your Mona Shores Gmail password, then enter pop.gmail.com for the POP Server
    • Decide whether to:
      • Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server
      • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail
      • Label incoming messages
      • Archive incoming messages
    • Click Add Account.
    • Your mail will be copied over to your new email (how quickly this happens depends on the Google servers)

These instructions are a modified version of the Google Mail Fetcher instructions.