Saturday, June 7, 2008

Switching to Google from Yahoo and Google

Yes, I have decided to switch to Google completely! Not that I have not been using Google. Apart from my primary mail address, which is in Yahoo, I use the following Google services :
  1. Blogspot
  2. Bookmarks
  3. Notebook
  4. Docs
  5. Toolbar (with Firefox
Now, switching the mail account is the main concern, but I have more things to do. The reason is, I want to use a new Google account. That means, I have to switch from one Google account to another as well! The steps may be like this:
  1. Switching the blogspot account, which I thought would be impossible but found out to be a piece of cake.
  2. Switching the bookmarks. (As for now, I can think of Exporting the Google bookmarks to Firefox bookmarks and exporting the Firefox bookmarks to the new Google account bookmark. Dumb, as it may sound, no way out!)
  3. Switching the Notebook contents. (As my notebook is not that much populated, it will not be problematic. In general case, I guess it would work like switching the blogspot content; sharing the documents with my new Google account will do.
  4. Same goes for Docs.
  5. Toolbar is not a problem
Now, switching the mail account is always problematic with Yahoo as they don't provide POP or forwarding access. Many a days ago I used a small piece of tool called YPOPs which can sneak out into your Yahoo mail account and download all your precious emails to outlook express. Then you can export your mails to the Google account. (Who needs a mail client when you have Gmail?!)

Lets see if I can go on with these.

2 comments:

Shahan said...

yahoo'র মেইল google এ ফরওয়ার্ড করা গেছে?

Rafi said...

yahoo-র বাচ্চারা বলে নতুন কি চেঞ্জ করছে কোডিং এ, এখন নাকি আগের সেই YPOPS! আর কাজ করে না। ইয়াহুর অ্যাকাউন্টটা পুরাপুরি বাতিলতো করা হবেনা, তাও মেইলগুলা পাইলে ভালো হইতো। দেখি আর যদি কোন নতুন সার্ভিস পাওয়া যায়।