Yesterday I decide to start migrating off Gmail as my email provider. I am just not comfortable anymore knowing that Google “reads” all my emails and then does “stuff” with the data. I have decided to use my iCloud account as I believe Apple is privacy focused and more likely to exist in the future.

The first step is moving all my archived to my other email account. I am doing this by copying it using the Mail app on my Mac. Yesterday I moved all archives from 2019-2021. In total I have 37,400 emails to move going back 2006.

My next challenge will be migrating any account that sends emails to gmail to now send to iCloud. So far most companies are making this easy. The most difficult is Auspost and Apple (though I have found a guide).

Hopefully this goes well.