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How to move a number of emails from two mailboxes onto another mailbox

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Hi guys

I need to move some email items from two mailboxes onto a third mailbox as follows:

Mailbox 1 --> onto mailbox 3, folder _Mailbox1
Mailbox 2 --> onto mailbox 3, folder _Mailbox2

Is there a smart way of doing this other than by hand ? Is it possible to use Powershell ? We use Exchange 2010.

Thanks!
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by:Amit
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If you want to merge complete mailbox data to new mailbox, then script is helpful. However, scripting mail wise data, lot of effort required. You need to be more specific about number of mails. If they are randomly need to be moved. Better to move manually. You can use shift or ctrl button to select multiple email and copy or move in one shot.
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by:ferrarista
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Hi Amit,

I actually need to move all email that are in the Inbox folder of mailbox 1 and mailbox 2 and move them over to mailbox 3:

Inbox Folder Mailbox 1 --> move to Mailbox 3, Folder _Mailbox1
Inbox Folder Mailbox 2 --> move to Mailbox 3, Folder _Mailbox2

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks for your help.
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Amit earned 2000 total points
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You can do this easily, by exporting inbox items into PST files and merging into new mailbox. Via outlook or script. Via Outlook it will be much easier for you. However here is the command:

Export
New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox Mailbox1 -IncludeFolders "#Inbox#" -FilePath \\Servername\PSTFolder\mailbox1.pst

Import
New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox Mailbox3 -FilePath \\Servername\PSTFolder\mailbox1.pst
-TargetRootFolder "Folder _Mailbox1"

Let me know, if you need more help
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by:Schnell Solutions
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There are multiple ways of accomplishing this task. One option is that you export the data to pst files and then import it back from the pst. As far as it allows you to import different .pst files into the same mailbox you can accomplish your goal.

As Amit recommends, if you need to handle a bulk of users you can also create a script that automatize and simplifies manual tasks of the process.

Here are the details about how to Export / Import the data from .psts using Exchange 2010.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28831/Export-Import-data-in-Exchange-Server-Even-between-different-users-or-merging-data-of-multiple-users.html?notificationFollowed=178740364
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by:ferrarista
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Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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