move mails to other outlook 2013 account

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i have 2 outlook 2013 accounts  : joe@nobus.be and an@nobus.be
i would like to have 1 account, named Joe.and.an@nobus.be, containing all mails from both accounts above
how can i best do that? post the steps please, eventually supported by links
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Most Valuable Expert 2013

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Are you going to continue to use both of the original addresses and use Joe.and.an@ mainly to manage them or are you intending to abandon them?
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no, i intend to delete the old accounts, and use only one, that's why i want to move the accounts; it's for  a husband and wife, - they set up separate accounts in the past, and now want to get rid of it
i think - (but probably wrongly) first to make the new account, then move the mails from the folders + contacts to the new account
Most Valuable Expert 2013
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There are lots of approaches for this.  I guess I'd do the following:

Archive the current contents of Joe and An as .pst files and move these into the new account

Set up forwarding in both the old accounts so mail arrives from each into the new account going forward.

Keep both old accounts open in the short term and then contact everyone that's still using them with the new address details (and ignore those you no longer want to hear from!).

Once everyone you want to stay in touch with is using the new address shut down the old ones.

I'm sure there will be other options so let's wait for those ...
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Author

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Jessica, nice copy of a page on the net, ( i found that too)  but
1. In Mail view > Select email account to be moved > Open File Location.  i don't get that option

Masq i fear keeping the old accounts open for a time is not the best option here (old people)
what i'm really looking for is a way to move them in one time to the solution
very strange that you cannot copy, or move mails around....

Mahima, seems a lot of work, exporting all folders separately, but tx for the suggestion
Mahima GuptaSoftware Analyst
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Hi, Nobus,

I don't think so there is any other manual procedure for that except merging of PST files (can be done manually) and later on you can import that file to the third profile. Otherwise, you need to use tool to complete this task appropriately.

Thanks
Jackie Man IT Manager
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What kind of email accounts? POP or IMAP?
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Author

Commented:
originally they were pop
may i rephrase the Q ?  another option could be moving the mails to the other account, and using only one
then one account can be removed
Jackie Man IT Manager
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  1. In Outlook 2013 of both users, make sure "Leave mail on server" setting" is unchecked. Download all emails from the server. Quit Outlook 2013.
  2. Copy the .PST for both users to a single folder under C:\ drive, say c:\Migration and rename them according to the user names, say joe.pst and an.pst
  3. Create a new user profile, Run Outlook 2013 and set up the above user account as a new mail profile.
  4. Open joe.pst file of one of the .PST files  by click File tab -> Open and Export. Then, drag and drop the emails from folders, like Inbox, Darft , Sent Items for the joe.pst to the corresponding folders of the new mail profile.
  5. Repeat the above for an.pst
  6. Done.
Most Valuable Expert 2013

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Jessica/Mahima noticed you were both linking to the same third-party product line, what's the advantage of using them against the free built-in options in Outlook or other apps, or are you just marketing them???
Christ HaroldSoftware Engineer
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Dear Author,

One solution seems to works here.

First of all you need to create new account with mail address as described by you.

Then You can merge PST files of both accounts and then import it into newly created account.

Here is the complete steps to merge two Outlook PST Files

https://technodiary365.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/merge-outlook-pst-files-into-single-pst-file/

I hope this will give you some idea

Thanks & regards

Christ Harold
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Author

Commented:
good ideas guys !
Christ HaroldSoftware Engineer

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Happy to help.....

Thanks & Regards

Christ Harold

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