Have you used a local e-mail client last couple of years and want to switch to GMail and you don’t want to loose all your old e-mails? Here are some alternatives how to import it into GMail.

Google GMail Loader (GML) is a free tool that enables you to import your existing mail to GMail. It supports many clients using the mBox format such as Netscape, Mozilla, Thunderbird etc. There’s no support for PST yet, but there’s an application called PST Reader that can convert PST to mBox.

gExodus also an application offering you to import your mBox format mailbox.

Also, here’s a tip how to import your contacts into GMail or simply use the Google Help and do it using an CSV file.