?
Solved

Save email to .pst instead of .ost in Outlook 2010

Posted on 2015-01-27
9
Medium Priority
?
346 Views
Last Modified: 2015-04-17
We are getting ready to migrate some email users to Office 365 from a 3rd party email host.  They use outlook 2010 to access their email.  I know how to export to a .pst file, however he wants me to configure the users to automatically start saving to a .pst file so that way it is ready to import when we make the change over.  How do I do this?  I know that Outlook saves to a .ost file normally, not sure how to make it keep a updated .pst file automatically.
0
Comment
Question by:icecom4
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 82

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 40574571
not needed as O365 can do an exchange to exchange import
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Qlemo
ID: 40574665
A .OST is a cashed Exchange mailbox file. If you need to have a .PST file, you can only perform a move or copy, or convert the file with other 3rd-party software (free or payed). What "he" wants to do is not possible.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Hello World
ID: 40574768
Hi,

Normally, Outlook will use .ost to save database when you configure IMAP or Exchange account.
If you want to use .pst file, we can recreate outlook profile and change the data path, for your reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752583/en-us
0
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 40576095
OST and PST is same file format.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:dsnegi_25dec
ID: 40576465
Can you try outlook rule,  whatever will come for outlook that will copy into pst folder as well
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
icecom4 earned 0 total points
ID: 40720052
I found that to save as a .pst instead of a .ost, configure outlook as POP3 instead of imap.  The .pst file can be attached or imported to any outlook email account, however the .ost cannot.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:icecom4
ID: 40729298
the answer explains that .pst and .ost are not the same thing, and what configuration downloads to a .pst file vs a .ost file
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:gheist
ID: 40729418
OST is unicode PST renamed.
0
 

Author Comment

by:icecom4
ID: 40730069
sure, but an ost file cannot be easily imported into outlook, without the help of 3rd party utilities, which sets it apart from a .pst file greatly.
0

Featured Post

Get proactive database performance tuning online

At Percona’s web store you can order full Percona Database Performance Audit in minutes. Find out the health of your database, and how to improve it. Pay online with a credit card. Improve your database performance now!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will help to fix the below errors for MS Exchange Server 2013 I. Certificate error "name on the security certificate is invalid or does not match the name of the site" II. Out of Office not working III. Make Internal URLs and Externa…
If you troubleshoot Outlook for clients, you may want to know a bit more about the OST file before doing your next job. IMAP can cause a lot of drama if removed in the accounts without backing up.
To show how to create a transport rule in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…
This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial shows how to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly. Microsoft Office has a built-in, main dictionary that is shared by Office apps, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word. When …
Suggested Courses

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question