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Importing PST files from IMAP/POP accounts into Exchange. Message header only. Body missing.

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My client recently moved from a hosted mail serivce to Exchange.
From my client's old IMAP account I've gathered all the PST files and tried to import it into Exchange.
If I add any of the PST (Add data file) in outlook, most of the emails will show header only and not the message body. Some emails show up fine. The ones that are fine I can copy them to the Exchange mailbox. If I try to copy the ones without message body they'll disappear from the exchange mailbox.
I've also tried a direct import from the PST to the exchange mailbox but the same thing happens. The bodyless emails disappear before my eyes.
This is the same case with about 4-5 PST files. I've tried to run a Scanpst on them. That didn't help.
I cannot set up the IMAP account as the service has been cancelled.
The PST file size ranges from a few 100MB to 3GB.

Any way to retrieve the emails with missing bodies?

Windows Server 2008 R2
Exchange 2010

Windows XP SP3
Outlook 2007

IMAP account was with Pacnet (Pacific Internet Australia)
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My guess is that you had the IMAP account set to download headers only by default.  Some of the emails that he clicked on got fully downloaded, but others didn't.  Without being able to reconnect to the IMAP server and fully synch, there's no way to get this data.  Exchange has nothing to do with this problem.  You can see yourself that when you add data file, the PST simply doesn't contain the full body info.
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