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How to save or import Mac Mail into SBS2008 (Exchange Server 2007)

I have an SBS2008 server setup and running online
The network consists of Windows 7 Pro and MACS
All of the Windows PC’s will be in the domain. The MACS will not be in the domain. They will continue to use Mac Mail and possibly OWA

The MAC users do not want to use Outlook for MAC
I need to move the MAC users off the current pop/smtp supported pop email and to use Exchange email for sending and receiving

My Question
How do I keep from losing all existing email on a MAC when I remove their pop account and setup Exchange account?
I tried once to setup the exchange account and leave the pop account on the MAC but just disable the account on the MAC. I just had to make sure they were sending email out of the exchange connector vs. the address
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Andreas Gieryic
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
All you should have to do is export your email to a PST. Create your new Exchange Account and then import the PST into the new Exchange configured mailbox.

Will.
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
Its the current MAC mail I want to save, not Outlook email. Is there a way to move MAC MAIL into exchange from the MAC. At least if there's a way just to keep the mail in an Archive folder on the MAC
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strungCommented:
Yes. Simple. Simply create the Exchange Accounts on the Mac first. Then, in Mac Mail, select and copy all the mail from the pop account inbox to the Exchange account inbox. Do the same with sent mail, drafts etc.

(Make sure you copy not move the mail. To copy rather than move, hold down the option key when dragging.)

Once you are satisfied everything has been moved to the Exchange account, you can delete the POP account,
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If MAC Mail is compatible with POP or IMAP all you need to do is configure this within the Outlook client and move all of the mail items to a PST file. From there, you can move all of the items from the PST back into the Exchange mailbox by simply opening the PST file and dragging and dropping the files into the mailbox.

Will.
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strungCommented:
I suggest you try it first with one or two message to satisfy your self that you are doing it right before moving the message in bulk. Obviously moving hundreds of messages will take time.
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strungCommented:
Guys, your advice may very well be good in Windows, but the Mac version of Outlook does not use PST files.
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Guys, your advice may very well be good in Windows, but the Mac version of Outlook does not use PST files.
Not a MAC expert by any means but can you not use a Windows Version of Outlook and then make a POP or IMAP connection to MAC Mail and then export the mail this way, to a PST file?

Will.
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
the MAC user will not and does not want Outlook for mac client
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
I have noticed that on a Windows PC, moving mail is easier and faster going from one mailbox to another

I once tried this on a MAC. Moving files from a pop account to the exchange account was very slow and sometimes would hiccup and not complete.

Is it safe to have the exchange and pop account on the Mac Mail? If so, I can try moving data from pop mailbox to exchange mailbox
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
I meant to say, Is it safe to have the exchange and pop account on the Mac Mail both together in Mac Mail
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Is it safe to have the exchange and pop account on the Mac Mail? If so, I can try moving data from pop mailbox to exchange mailbox

Yes you can have both accounts configured with out any issues. You should also be able to transfer the mail items as well.

Will.
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strungCommented:
No problem. I have done this recently a couple of times with friends who were moving from POP to IMAP or from one service provider to another. In fact, I did it on my own computer recently on three large POP accounts when we changed our domain to a new hosting service that uses IMAP.
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
I myself am a PC/server expert but not a MAC expert. I looks pretty easy setting up Mac Mail with Exchange account
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Andreas GieryicComputer Networking, OwnerAuthor Commented:
I see this email collaboration post going back and forth with Mac mail in Outlook client. I just made the same mistake mentioning moving mail from a Mac client to an exchange account. I want to be clear that the Mac will continue to use Mac mail for sending and receiving mail from and to an exchange server.

The problem I have been experiencing is that I would highlight a certain amount of mail from the pop account and trying to copy it to the exchange account in Mac mail. I already confirmed that the Mac mail original account was using pop and not IMAP.
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