Here’s a step by step guide on moving emails from Hotmail to Gmail via Outlook:
1. Install the Outlook connector (http://www.microsoft.com/downl...e9ea66322d4&displaylang=en) and then configure (http://labnol.blogspot.com/200...otmail-email-using-office.html) your MSN Hotmail / Windows Live Hotmail accounts with Outlook.
2. Once you have all your Hotmail email message available locally inside Outlook, configure Gmail IMAP access inside Outlook.
3. Now copy or just drag-n-drop the Hotmail folders (downloaded in Step 1) over your Gmail Inbox folder in Outlook. Its the same migration procedure as described in a previous tutorial - Backup Outlook Email to Gmail (http://www.labnol.org/internet...mail-to-gmail-pst-backup/1938/).
As your Outlook synchronizes with Gmail, all your Hotmail messages will become available inside Gmail as well. And if you have multiple Hotmail accounts, this trick will help you consolidate email messages from all those account at one place.