How to Migrate Mails from Nokia/OVI Mail to Other Providers

Thanks to Nokia-Microsoft deal, NokiaMail aka OVI Mail will be shutting down on March 9, 2015. Once this deadline expires, you will not be able to access existing mails or receive new ones in your Nokia mailbox. So, if you have important emails stored in your mailbox, it is important to timely migrate them to another online email provider such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo. You can also download them for offline access using a Mail program such as Mozilla Thunderbird, but that’s not recommended. Listed below is the procedure which you can follow to migrate your Mails from NokiaMail to other providers.

Copy/Migrate Nokia Mail messages to Outlook (Recommended)

It is recommended that you migrate your mail to Outlook (formerly known as Hotmail) as you’ll be able to transfer the mails while retaining the entire folder structure. All your mails (including drafts and sent items) will be available and accessible via Outlook. To migrate to outlook, follow the procedure listed below.

  1. Go to and sign-in to your existing hotmail/live/outlook account or else create a new Microsoft account.
  2. After login, open Settings> Options> Import email accounts> Yahoo. You may also directly access the import panel by opening this direct link.
  3. Enter the username and password of your Nokia Mail/OVI account .
    Import YahooMail to Outlook
  4. You can click on options and choose Import email into new set of folders and subfolders, including new folders for custom labels if you do not want the mails from OVI/NokiaMail to mix up in your standard Outlook inbox.
  5. importing progressClick on Import and you’re good to go. A progress box will start appearing towards the top right of your screen and you’ll be notified via email when the import has successfully completed. Depending on the number of emails in your Nokia Mail, it may take a long time (sometimes upto a few days).
  6. Forward all incoming mail on your NokiaMail to your outlook account as Outlook will not check for new messages that may arrive in your NokiaMail.
  7. Notify all your contacts about the change of your email address.

Migrate Nokia Mail Messages to Gmail

You may choose to migrate your Nokia Mail messages to Gmail, but the disadvantage over Outlook is that only Inbox will be imported. Folders such as Sent/Drafts will not be imported over to Gmail. To migrate your inbox to Gmail, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to and sign-in to your existing gmail account or else create a new account.
  2. When Gmail loads, click on the gear icon located in the top right. Choose Settings and further select the Accounts and Import tab. You can also open this link to reach there directly.
  3. Click on Import mail and contacts.
  4. Enter your Nokia Mail email address and click on Continue.
  5. Enter these details:Importing NokiaMail to gmail
    1. Password: The password that you use to login to your NokiaMail account.
    2. POP Username: Your complete Nokia Mail username inc. @
    3. POP Server:
    4. Port: 995
    5. Check the box in front of Use SSL.
    6. Click on Continue.
  6. Check the box in front of:
    1. Import Mail
    2. Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server
    3. Add label
  7. Click on Start Import. Gmail will start importing emails from your NokiaMail account. Depending on the number of emails, it may take a few days for all messages from your NokiaMail inbox to appear in Gmail.
  8. Forward all incoming mail on your NokiaMail to your Gmail account as Gmail will not check for new messages that may arrive in your NokiaMail. You can however set up POP in Gmail to check your NokiaMail account for new emails.
  9. Notify all your contacts about the change of your email address.

If you are facing an issue, you can leave your query in the section below.

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182 Responses to How to Migrate Mails from Nokia/OVI Mail to Other Providers

  1. Vincent December 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

    I have three e-mail accounts,one of which is Ovimail.please send the quideline to receive my ovimail messages to either Gmail or Yahoo.

  2. jaffer January 2, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    I can’t access my ovi mail.i want to change my password coz my passport has been stolen please help me

    • Narender Singh January 2, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

      OVI has been discontinued. There is no way to access it anymore.

  3. Codey January 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    My xbox information was sent to Ovi email and I just got my new xbox. I have bought movies and games through it. I can’t access my ovi account anymore and I never sent email out through there. Can microsoft rereive my account

    • Narender Singh January 25, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

      Unfortunately not, but Microsoft support might be able to help you get back into the XBOX account (or whatever it is called) 🙂

  4. Deepa February 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    Is a way around to export the mails.Many important mails are stuck up here 🙁 .Please help.

    • Narender Singh February 16, 2016 at 7:43 am #

      Not anymore dear. There is no way to access those mails now.

  5. Mildred February 29, 2016 at 12:00 am #

    may I please get a new email address from your system because I ddnt know how to change from over.Com to others

  6. kunal singh February 29, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

    Life is no longer without air.

    • Narender Singh February 29, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

      It was never without air :p

  7. Abbie March 25, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    Pliz help me retrieve my mail i m expecting a reply 4rm a university i applied to… ;( ;(

    • Narender Singh March 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

      Sorry but the service is fully closed. You cannot access it anymore.

  8. Lingcon April 4, 2016 at 3:01 am #

    help me recover mail from ovi mail

    • Narender Singh April 5, 2016 at 7:35 am #

      You cannot do that anymore.

  9. Braelyn eMonti April 9, 2016 at 10:20 am #

    This is totally dogfart. We lost so many things because of this crap

  10. Eynnah April 12, 2016 at 11:05 pm #

    Nokia I just hate u…m regretting y I made acount on ovi.y did I trust u…u wil stay looser…I lost all my important emails…I tried to login from yahoo but it worked only few days….stay away from technology.

  11. bull May 24, 2016 at 2:50 am #

    F*ck Nokia for discontinuing Ovi Mail now my life is over I’ve lost everything, mxm f*ck f*ck nokia!!!!!!! :e :e f*ck

    • Narender Singh May 24, 2016 at 9:07 am #

      It’s been years. Why is it suddenly affecting your life? :/

    • sibusiso June 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

      i feel u our lives are ruined because of this,i have lots of accounts that registered with ovi and now i cant even change passwords for those things

      • Narender Singh June 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

        Sorry to say buddy, but its been more than an year since it was discontinued. One wouldn’t keep important accounts connected to such an email address which one doesn’t even check.

  12. puleng May 24, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    i wanna view my emails that were in nokiamail in my gmail account

    • Narender Singh May 25, 2016 at 11:05 am #

      Unfortunately that is no longer possible.

    • Lina June 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

      I need to have access to my ovi mail.

      • Narender Singh June 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

        You cannot access it anymore, unfortunately.

    • nitin September 21, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      i want delet my ovi account

      where is ovi
      plz help me to delet my account

      • Narender Singh September 21, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

        IT is already fully deleted, buddy. You cannot access it anymore.

  13. jatinder May 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

    please any suggest me way to export emails at stage, please. help me out its urgent

  14. Ishaq Ibn Muh'd May 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    So no way for recovery as I had used it for my twitter account and my twitter a/c showdown and was sent to follow to recover my twitter a/c
    pls help.

  15. Sandile June 23, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    f*ck Nokia for discontinuing ovi, now i can’t access twitter because of them. Nokia always disappoint. I am stuck ….. Geez thanks for nothing..mxm morons

  16. T June 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    FuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuCkkkkkkkk Nokia because we forget our login password for that bullshit fuckery and there’s not even an option for password retrieve

  17. orch June 30, 2016 at 4:47 am #

    fuck nokia

  18. Nay Myo July 17, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    Fuck Nokia!!! Now I am facing a problem with log in recovery process in facebook. I lost everything now!!! ‘Coz I provided only nokia mail.

  19. soido thama July 20, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    Fuck Nokia

  20. kato July 20, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    I wanna see my mail in ovi mail account an they are very important cn sme 1 help me plz….. an i stil use ovi mail to login on facebook…CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLZZZZZZ.

    • Narender Singh July 21, 2016 at 12:31 am #

      Not possible anymore. Sorry.

  21. JOGI July 28, 2016 at 1:58 am #

    Can i migrate today?

    • Narender Singh July 28, 2016 at 10:59 am #

      No. All data has already been deleted or else is inaccessible. You cannot do anything anymore.

  22. Zen August 3, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

    Good day, I was trying to migrate my Ovi mails to Gmail and I get this error message: Could not validate this combination of email address and password. If you are sure your password is correct, sign in to your other mail provider to confirm and complete any necessary captchas or image verification tests and then try the import again.

    How do I proceed from here if the problem is my password? Please help

    • Narender Singh August 4, 2016 at 1:36 am #

      The issue is that the OVI mail has been wholly discontinued, and it is no longer possible to access existing mails or backup/migrate them to other providers. Consider them fully deleted.

  23. Zen August 4, 2016 at 3:06 am #

    is that even legal for OVI to do that? I have specific emails of utmost importance I need to access.

    • Narender Singh August 4, 2016 at 9:24 am #

      Maybe it is. They sent multiple notifications and reminders regarding the shutting down of platform.

  24. Rose September 2, 2016 at 2:31 am #

    I hv an email account bt I hv 4gten mi pin hw can I get mi old pin n hw

  25. MThu September 8, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    up urs nokia! I registered a lot of important information using your mail addrest. You have cost me my job since I cant deregister and change my email to atleast receive new mail.

  26. Lizzy September 19, 2016 at 4:26 am #

    Really… So all is lost ???

    • Narender Singh September 19, 2016 at 8:04 am #

      Yes it is, unfortunately.

  27. stanle P September 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    tnk God i remove my important data,i just send all my important mesg 2 my other email account.guys ovi gave abot 6months notice b4 closingdown.pls take heart.

  28. stanley P September 29, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    tnk God i remove my important data,i just send all my important mesg 2 my other email account.guys ovi gave abot 6months notice b4 closingdown.pls take heart.4 dose using facebook nd wnt 2 retriev dere attact me ok

  29. reem October 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    if sum one add my ovi id in him
    or yahoo
    he can see my email and profile picture of ovi.

  30. van reyzza October 22, 2016 at 12:09 am #

    Goodbye Nokia

  31. Solomon November 11, 2016 at 1:03 am #

    Most users are unaware but pls I know you can help me out,I want retrieve my Gmail account so a message which contains a 6-digit code was send into the OVI inbox of which was unable to be access,pls help me out,thanks.

    • Narender Singh November 12, 2016 at 1:16 am #

      I’m sorry, buddy. This is no longer possible as the Ovi domain no longer accepts emails. So you are out of luck here.

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