Table of contents
Start for free
One-click Gmail import to SkiffImport your emails from Skiff to Gmail with just one click.
Import from Gmail, now with only one click inside your Skiff inbox.Skiff Mail is designed to bring total privacy and security to your inbox, with end-to-end encrypted messages, tracker blocking and protection, and aliases for owning your identity. Today, your journey to privacy becomes even simpler with one-click migration from Gmail.
How to migrate?First, visit the import page inside Skiff Mail. Then, click “import” next to the Gmail icon. You’ll be prompted with a modal to “Sign in with Google,” and you will be redirected to a page to sign in with your Google Account. After that, click “allow” to grant access to Skiff, and you will be redirected to your Skiff inbox.At the bottom of your screen, you’ll see an update in the bottom right corner that your emails from Gmail are importing. It may take minutes or hours to import large inboxes, which can have tens or hundreds of thousands of emails.If you want to disable import, simply visit the import page again and click “disable” next to the Gmail icon.
Auto-syncing inboxYour Gmail inbox will continue to sync with your Skiff account until you disable import from the import settings page. This means that new emails sent to your Gmail account will also be sent to your Skiff inbox; they will remain marked as read inside Skiff.If you want them to be unread inside Skiff, we would suggest enabling forwarding from Gmail to Skiff instead, which will send over new emails to Skiff. You can see instructions on enabling forwarding inside the forwarding settings.
FAQCan I add labels or migrate to folders?Not yet, but this is coming soon. You’ll be able to apply labels to all imported mail, or categorize it into a folder. If you want to take advantage of this feature, we would suggest waiting to import your emails and joining our Discord for updates.Will new emails continue to sync?Yes. Until you disconnect your inbox from the import page, new emails sent to your Gmail account will continue to populate inside your Skiff account.Are imported emails searchable?Yes! If you are importing thousands of emails, it may take time for all of your emails to be properly indexed and searchable. Then, you will be able to search email subject, content, sender, and to/cc/bcc addresses.Does imported mail count towards my storage quota?Yes. All imported mail counts towards your storage quota, just like normal received mail.What happens if I run out of storage space?If you run out of storage space during the import process, the import will stop, and you will be unable to send or receive emails. You can upgrade to 100 GB of storage on the Pro plan, and 1 TB of storage on the Business plan from the in-app plans page.
Skiff Team2022 Year in review2022 was an incredible year for Skiff. Read on for some of our biggest updates!
Skiff TeamSkiff Calendar Launches!Skiff Calendar is out: Privacy-first, end-to-end encrypted, and easy to use.
Eli MacKinnonHow to (Privately) Switch from Google Drive to SkiffEarn $15 of Skiff Credit while you do it.
Skiff TeamHow to degoogleGoogle products collect an enormous amount of data through search, app usage, Gmail, and more. How can you de-Google your life?
Skiff TeamIs Google Drive end-to-end encrypted?Over a billion people use Google Drive. Is Google Drive secure, encrypted, and end-to-end encrypted?
Andrew MilichBlock trackers and remote content on Skiff MailStarting today, all Skiff Mail users on every plan can disable remote content loading by default in their inbox.
Skiff TeamSkiff in the WSJ on encryptionThe Skiff Team published an opinion article in The Wall Street Journal advocating against worldwide encryption proposals.
Skiff TeamSkiff named top 25 app of 2022Skiff is thrilled to be one of the top 25 new apps of 2022!