Need help in avoiding e-mail duplication when migrating Outlook data
Posted on 2011-03-22
Greetings wise wizards of EE:
I'm helping a friend migrate his massive 6 GB Outlook 2007 .pst data file to another computer (from a Vista machine to a Windows 7 machine). I am familiar with the process of exporting a .pst file from the origin PC to an exernal drive, then importing the .pst file into Outlook 2007 on the destination PC. However, here is my dilemma:
My friend has three different e-mail accounts, all with the option to "Leave a copy of each message on the server". It has been my experience in the past, in helping other folks with Outlook migration, that once the .pst file has been successfully imported on the destination PC, and all e-mail accounts are then set up to sent & receive, that Outlook then downloads ALL of the "old" e-mail on the respective servers, which encompasses years of e-mail messages still remaining on the server inbox, as if Outlook doesn't recognize that these e-mails have already been imported via the .pst file. My question is:
Am I missing something during the migration process, and is there a way to avoid the GIGANTO duplication e-mail message download, after importing the .pst file and setting up the e-mail accounts?
I sure hope that made sense, and I am grateful in advance for any guidance.