Outlook 2007 - problem with using a new mailserver with old emails

Outlook 2007. Our mailserver has died. So using outlook 2007 on server desktop machines, which of course have the 'old emails' pre-server dying. I have now created pop3 accounts with our isp and have enable IMAP. Can I now take the new emails - stored on my isp pop3 accounts and bring them into outlook 2007 and continue to use the old folder structure and integrate old and new emails?

When outlook opens it continually looks for the old server's Microsoft exchange which sadly does not exist anymore.

Can anyone help? I've already messed up one of the desktop machine's outlook program, which no longer will open up as it can't find the old server!

Many thanks
RobinInNottinghamAsked:
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MPCP-MattCommented:
When opening Outlook, and while Outlook is searching for the old mail server, is it prompting for authentication? Are you able to see the old emails and interact with them? If so, Export all of the emails on the local machines to a .PST file. You can then setup the new Exchange account and then import from the .PST file. Aside from that, there are tools to read .OST files and convert to .PST. Let me know the answers to the first couple of questions I have, and we can go from there.

Export:
File
Import and Export
Export to File
Personal Folder File (.pst)
Select mailbox, select include subbfolders, next
Select where you want to save
Name the file
Finish

Import:
File
Import and Export
Import from another program or file
Personal Folder File (.pst), next
Find saved .pst
Select entire mailbox
Finish

Let me know if you have any questions, and please mark as answered if this helps you!!!
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RobinInNottinghamAuthor Commented:
Thank you for answering. It is asking for a password, which of course doesn't work but if you tell it to work offline it gives a pop up message

'Outlook cannot log on. Verify you are connected to the network and are using the proper server and mailbox name. The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action.'

It then asks for verification on the server and mailbox name and when clicking cancel it says

'Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The server is not available. Contact your administrator if this condition persists.'

I will follow the exporting instructions on the local machines I haven't managed to mess up so far.

As far as my machine goes (the one I can't get outlook to open on) it is fixable?

Thanks again for the help so far.
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MPCP-MattCommented:
You will most likely need to purchase or find an OST to PST program. You can then convert the OST file that is locally stored into a PST that you can then import. This worked for me in the past, but I don't remember the name of the software we found - I think it was around $250.

Aside from that I do not know if there is anything that you can do.

Please mark me as answered if you consider this as helpful!
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