I decided that after years of searching for a web-based application I can use for all my email accounts (to break my dependency to Outlook), I will be making a permanent switch to Gmail. At least to a year or two to see how it goes.
Gmail spam filtering and threaded discussion feature simplify my life so drastically that no other application could match. On top of that, the offline access pretty much equals it to any desktop app as well. (The only downside are the ads, but you can't get everything in life for free).
SO, I will be trying to import all my thousands of emails to Gmail tonight, by following this guide: http://www.keenerliving.com/importin...ok-into-gmail/
Have you ever tried importing outside email archives into Gmail?
I never used IMAP before, so I hope I don't break anything in the process with my monkey skills.
Wish me luck.