Upgrading Office versions (from Office 2010 to Office 2016 ) and Outlook 2016 questions
Posted on 2016-09-07
I have a Windows 7 PC running Office 2010 and want to upgrade to Office365 (Office 2016 installed on local PC). I also have several questions about Outlook 2016.
1) Should I uninstall Office 2010 and then install Office 2016 - or if I run the setup.exe for Office 2016 will it automatically detect the previous version and upgrade it?
Questions specifically about Outlook 2016:
2) I need to import my email account once I upgrade (my email was on a different computer running Outlook 2010) and I have a backup of the PST file. How do I get the PST file to import into the Office 2016 version once I have it setup?
3) What is the best way for me to setup my email account moving forward (PST size is about 3Gb) – IMAP or POP? I have an ATT email account and currently have it setup in Outlook 2010 as a POP3 account. The problem with that is once I open Outlook the email is pulled in from the ATT server and I can only access that email on the PC that pulled in the email.
a) Should I consider setting up my ATT email as a IMAP account?
b) If I do setup the email as an IMAP account - what happens to my existing email folders and subfolders (3 Gb) - will that still only exist in my Outlook client on my PC and all new folders and subfolders will be retained on the ATT server?