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Tim
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Hi,

Is it possible to import my Gmail email history in Hubspot?

 

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BrettLanguirand
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HubSpot Employee
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Hello @Tim,

 

It isn't possible to retroactively import emails from Gmail into the Hubspot CRM.  One workaround is to manually log the email.  To do this, go to a contact record, click "Log Activity", change "Log a Call" to "Log an Email", change the date and time to when it was sent, and then copy and paste the email.  I know this workaround isn't feasible for a large number of emails, but it might work for you if there is a reasonable number.  

 

I hope this helps!

Brett

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Valleriia
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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PamCotton
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Hey @NBraden, At the moment, with the import that you're doing, are you doing just a standard contact import with email activity?

If so, this indeed would be the best process to recommend! I want to share a similar Community post here

 

Kindly,

Pam

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jamesrobert15
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Converting Gmail emails to Word documents can be quite useful, especially when you need to save important email correspondence. A manual solution for this task involves opening each email, copying the content, and pasting it into a Word document. However, this method is time-consuming, lacks formatting preservation, and doesn't handle attachments well.

The major drawback of the manual method is that it's not efficient for large quantities of emails, and it can lead to errors or missing information during the copy-paste process. To streamline this process and overcome these limitations, I recommend using the "Gmail Backup Tool." It automates the conversion process, retains formatting, and ensures that attachments are properly saved, making it a much more efficient and reliable solution for this task.

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jamesrobert15
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Are you trying to set up a new Gmail account? And Continuously getting errors, While the setup. One I want to tell you have you have to backup your emails and other data if this error is still the same this can lead to damage to your important data. To Backup your emails and other data you can use the Cigati Gmail Backup tool, this will create a backup of your whole data and store it on your local computer. It can also Export Emails from Gmail to Text, which can be easily get accessed offline.

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Valleriia
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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I was able to import .xlsx file with email history. 

Hope this will be helpful. Capture.PNG

https://knowledge.hubspot.com/crm-setup/import-activities#:~:text=meeting%20type%20settings.-,Emails...

NBraden
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Hi there! How did you get an excel with your gmail email history? When I export my emails Google puts it in a MBOX file format.

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ZEstey
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Hey there! I'm trying to import as an excel file and keep getting stuck - any chance you'd be willing to meet with me for a few minutes on Monday to walk me through how you did it? If it's more complicated than a normal import then they'll hire an intern to forward bcc emails instead since its out of our scope. Thanks in advance!

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Valleriia
Contributor

How to import history emails from gmail?

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Hey there, 

Can you share a Sample of the excel file you trying to import? 

 

Meantime: this was my way of doing it. 

  1. Start Import
  2. File from Computer
  3. One File
  4. Multiple Objects
  5. Contacts + Emails
  6. Select/Attach a file

Mapping columns in your File to HubSpot properties:

Column Header from FilePreview InformationImport ASHubSpot Property
Activity Date Email PropertiesActivity Date
Email Body Email PropertiesEmail Body
Email Contact PropertiesEmail
Email Direction  Email PropertiesEmail Direction

 

 

ChrisEriksson
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Hi! 

Do you know if it is possible to export specific email-conversations from gmail to a csv/xlsv? Or how do you arrange the import file? Otherwise it takes more time to fix the import file than it takes to log the emails manually 1 by 1 in hubspot?  Thanks!

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Valleriia
Contributor

How to import history emails from gmail?

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Hi Chris,

I'm not aware if you can export specific email conversations from Gmail. You can download all your email data from Gmail and filter it. Or if you need to export a few emails, you can manually create an Excel file for HubSpot Import.  

Activity DateEmail bodyEmailEmail Direction
DateBody of emailaddressIncoming/outgoing

 

Hope you find this helpful!

DianaGomez
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Hi @Valleriia hope you are doing well!

 

Thanks for sharing 🙂

 

Best,

Diana


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OlivierBeaujean
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anyone tried Threads ? I'm considering doing this... 

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JSoffer
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Threads does not automatically create contacts in HubSpot and will only import emails where the contact already exists in HubSpot. 
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Apothecary
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@Colas just sent you a private message. Happy to help
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Colas
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@Apothecary Hi Apothecary, how can I get in touch with you, I'm trying to import a bunch of labelled emails but have a few questions first. thanks ! 

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OmairH
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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It's a pity that since 2017, HS has not been able to provide for a solution that's an integral part of their competition. It doesn't makes sense that you are not able to see email history of contacts sent before migration to HS.

 

It seems HS is more targetted towards new businesses that have just started sales instead of established businesses. I don't know which establish business would be willing to migrate to HS if they cannot see their contact's email history dated before their HS joining date.

Apothecary
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Here's a solution

We managed to import all previous gmail emails using integromat. Here's the work flow: 

 

  1. Export your contacts by segments, stages etc. Whatever works best for you. 
  2. Use integromat to search and label the emails. Scenario 1:
    • Search format {from:Johndoe@etc.com from: emailb@hotmail.com from: etc@etc.com } has:nouserlabels
    • (You can make that format easily in a spreadsheet)
    • It's best to do this is batches of max 400 emails. I had issues with 900 emails, not sure what the maximum is. 
    • I found labelling them like this a way to keep things sane and to easily check on the progress. Also, it allowed us to clean things up a bit and only import emails relevant to the contacts we want, rather than importing absoultely everything. 
    • Module 1: https://forestnation.d.pr/3884Mk
    • Module 2: https://forestnation.d.pr/zTC9fA 
  3. Use integromat to import all emails in a specific label to hubspot as timeline events. Scenario 2:
  4. Repeat this process to get the to: emails.
    • {to:Johndoe@etc.com to: emailb@hotmail.com to: etc@etc.com } has:nouserlabels

I am sure this process could be optimised even more. But it has worked for us and I hope it helps someone else out. 

 

* We have just migrated to hubspot this week, still in the process and looking forward growing our business on the platform. This is also our first post in the community. 

 

* If we can do this, hubspot could easily create a plug and play solution. I am sure they would win even more business with it 🙂 

blimstash
Participant

How to import history emails from gmail?

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I do not understand this. A lead comes in as an email. We add the person to HS. We create a deal. The original email NEEDS to be in that deal. If everything is so manual why don't I just use a spreadsheet ?

How is this usable at all?

LeslieBarry
Member

How to import history emails from gmail?

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This is the best solution I found for Gmail to Hubspot forwarding of old emails. Affordable and does the job for my once-off migration: multi-email-forward dot com

 

I'm a customer, no relation to the company and have used CloudHQ service before and they just work.

 

And you can always cancel after the first month once you've done the initial run 😉

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Creadigity
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How to import history emails from gmail?

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Any update on how to automate the process of importing email from Gmail to Hubspot?

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asciocchetti
Participant

How to import history emails from gmail?

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We just ran into a similar issue where a number of emails weren't logged in HubSpot bc the Chrome extension was disabled. 

 

While there is no automated way to bulk upload emails, we used the email forward feature as a workaround. https://knowledge.hubspot.com/settings/log-email-in-your-crm-with-the-bcc-or-forwarding-address#use-... 

Basically forwarding every individual received email that needs to be logged in HS using the @forward.hubspot.com email address that's unique to your account. 

 

Very manual workaround but still better than manually logging email with "log activity" feature.