How are Gmail labels converted to folders when migrating from Gmail to Exchange/Office 365?
When migrating from Gmail to Exchange or Office 365 Gmail labels are converted to folders. As Gmail labels are very different in nature to Outlook folders it is important to understand how CloudMigrator converts them prior to migration. CloudMigrator creates folders as it migrates the email within them and how they are created depends on the labelling of the emails within them:
- If an email is labelled with a single label, the label is created as an Outlook folder and the email placed in the folder.
- If an email is assigned multiple labels, CloudMigrator creates the label with the shortest path (e.g "Clients/B" would be created ahead of "Clients/A/Invoices") as a folder, places the email in the folder and assigns the remaining labels as categories to the email.
- If multiple labels of the same path length are assigned, it creates the first of them alphabetically.
If an email is located in both the Inbox or Sent labels and other labels, it creates the first label as a folder nested under the Inbox