Note: Our documentation pages are a work in progress! If you can't find the answers you need, please email us to let us know. We'll be happy to answer your questions.
Forwarding refers to sending mail from one address to another as it arrives. Import means copying existing mail into Purelymail, and Export means copying existing mail out of Purelymail.
To forward mail from a Purelymail address to an address hosted elsewhere, set up routing rules. See the routing documentation.
To forward mail to Purelymail from an existing address, you will need to look for methods specific to your old provider. (See the support pages for Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook)
We're working on an importer to make this super simple, but in the meantime your best option is to use a mail program like Thunderbird to add both your Purelymail account and your source account, and then copy your emails with it.
We support the IMAP standard, so you can freely copy email from us, and most providers offer an import tool to make that easy. Use imap.purelymail.com to connect to our IMAP servers.
Additionally, you can use webmail to export individual or a range of selected messages using the "Download" option.