I have established a new gmail account to receive all/old EMails relating to taxes. I am reasonably confident that the new account has been successfully established. Next, I turned to the task of transferring all/old EMails relating to taxes to the new account. I think I successfully handled step #1 in the sequence of steps - that step entailed, reducing it to simplest terms, confirming that the new account was going to be receiving EMails from the old account, which has been for years my main GMail account and I intend it to continue as such - my main GMail account.
NOW, the fun begins - next step. Transfer all EMails from my file (set up by me and in which I placed all EMails pertaining to the name on the file - 2007 Tax) to the brand new GMail account. I went to the gear icon, from there to settings, from there (best I can recall) to forwarding and something like POP/Image (can't remember) from there to the first item called Forwarding. There I found that forwarding was "disabled". I clicked the next box, entered the name of the brand new tax account, indicated that once a EMail had been forwarded to the new tax gmail account, then the EMail could be deleted and then clicked "Save Changes" (why "saved" is beyond me). Then horrors - up pops a box seeming (I say "seeming" because I just cannot be sure any more) to say that all EMails that come in from here forward (whether they deal with tax or any other subject under the sun) will go to the new tax account. That is not what I want at all. And I cannot possibly figure out how I can reverse it. Yes, I looked into filters BUT that looks like a hopelessly difficult route to solve my issue.
If I could just untangle the seeming computer directive to my old/main gmail account which seems to be saying to every EMail that comes in - go to the new tax EMail account, then I guess that the only way I can get about 1,000 EMails dealiong with tax sent to the new tax oriented GMail account is to go one by one, EMail by EMail and forward each to the new account.
Yes, I am frustrated, particularly as I knew I was going to get ensnarled and tried to get it answered yesterday, but was (frankly) deflected.