import pst file into hosted echange online

Posted on 2014-02-07
Last Modified: 2014-03-12
I recently purchased a hosted exchange account through Microsoft.
I want to import the messages/contacts from my existing PST file into my online exchange account.
Is there an easy way to do this?

Since my PC has Windows XP on it, I cannot install Outlook 2013.  I have been using Outlook 2003.  

I just need to get the data onto my online account.

Question by:jhillbos
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by:Alex Green
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Outlook 2010 would work, can you install that and then move it over. You can get a 30 day trial of it as well.



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ID: 39841891
So is there no way to do the direct import I am trying to do?

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I cannot seem to find a copy of Outlook 2010 that I can download
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by:Alex Green
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What I'd do, set up your online exchange account, attach your PST and then manually copy the email over.

Unless you have access to the powershell on the exchange you have to do it this way.

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chlebi earned 500 total points
ID: 39841952
You can use the import PST function of Outlook. Conect your Outlook to your online account and import the PST.

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I ma trying to do this without Outlook.  I have Outlook 2003 (which does not work with hosted exchange).  I have saved the PST file and want to port it directly into my online exchange account.

Can this be done?

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ID: 39843191
Did you try to connect your Outlook using IMAP? That should work with hosted Exchange even with Outlook 2003...

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ID: 39846596
For you convenience, You can check this software( in order to import the messages and contacts from existing PST file into online exchange account. Hope, it would be a good assistance for you.

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