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How copy existing IMAP/POP3 emails to new exchange account (Outlook 2010)? (Migrate)

Hello, so existing email provider is IMAP/POP3 protocol, users is changing email service provider to Exchange.

What is easiest way to copy from old IMAP to new empty Exchange emails, calendar and address book?

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If you're using outlook to download your pop3-emails you can export your complete outlook-content to a pst file. This will include calendar and contacts. Then create a new profile to connect to your exchange server. After all is set up just import the pst-file and all data will be uploaded to your exchange server.

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A guide for importing/exporting in Outlook 2010 can be found here:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/office-outlook-2010-import-and-export/

Make sure you select the topmost item in the folder selection list (account item) and check 'include subfolder' so all folders are exported. When importing just select all folder again and import in the same folders.

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Yes, there is old outlook.pst (IMAP), so new profile to exchange, login to exchange profile and then import outlook.pst to exchange?

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Is it necessary to export *.pst file before importing to Exchange?

So there is outlook.pst file already (IMAP)

If I just import outlook.pst file to exchange...
Gary ColtharpSr. Systems Engineer

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Yes, you can just import the existing pst file and omit the backup process...

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Just make sure you import ALL pst files in use in your account. Could be that you have an archive.pst that contains auto-archived items!

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Yes, users may have few *.pst files, so when I export then Outlook make one *pst file (including all *.pst in use)?

So it is better to export first and then import exported file to Exchange (one file)?
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Unfortunately not. Each pst file is like a kind of datastore. In the folderlist in outlook every datastore has its own folderlist. The exportfunction just exports 1 pst file from the 'datastore' you select. If you have a seperate pst for archived data or manually created pst files, they aren't included in the export. As others stated before you can just import the pst file containing current data.

If you want to keep the 'datastores' seperate as before (the archive for example) you can just open the datafile in your new profile. The contents will be available again as before. This does mean the contents aren't stored at the server and aren't available using web access for example.

If you want to merge all data into you default folders (inbox, calendar, etc) you have to import them using the wizard. You could create seperate folders in your default folder list and import the pst files into those folders (you can choose when importing)