How To Migrate Email Accounts

Your association can relocate email to Office 365 from different frameworks

Your directors can Migrate post boxes from Exchange Server or Migrate email from another IMAP-empowered email framework. What’s more, your clients can Have clients import their own email their own email, contacts, and other post box data to an Office 365 letter box made for them. Your association likewise can Work with an accomplice to relocate email.

Before you begin an email movement, survey points of confinement and best practices for Exchange Online to ensure you get the exhibition and conduct you expect after relocation.

See Decide on a relocation way or Exchange movement counselors for assistance with picking the best choice for your association

Another choice accessible to help you with your email relocation is FastTrack Center Benefit for Office 365. FastTrack authorities can enable you to design and play out your movement. For more data, see Data Migration.

Relocate letter drops from Exchange Server

For relocations from a current on-premises Exchange Server condition, a head can move all email, timetable, and contacts from client letter drops to Office 365.

There are three kinds of email relocations that can be produced using an Exchange Server:

Relocate all post boxes without a moment’s delay (cutover movement) or Express movement

Utilize this kind of movement in case you’re running Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, or Exchange 2013, and if there are less than 2000 post boxes. You can play out a cutover relocation by beginning from the Exchange administrator focus (EAC); see Perform a cutover movement to Office 365. See Use express movement to move Exchange letter boxes to Office 365 to utilize the Express relocation. You may also seek the help of managed services for your computer troubles.


With cutover relocation, you can climb to 2000 post boxes, however because of period of time it takes to make and move 2000 clients, it is increasingly sensible to move 150 clients or less.

Move post boxes in clumps (organized relocation)

Utilize this sort of movement in case you’re running Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2007, and there are more than 2,000 letter drops. For an outline of organized movement, see What you have to think about an arranged email relocation to Office 365. To play out the relocation errands, see Perform an arranged movement of Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Office 365.

Relocate utilizing a coordinated Exchange Server and Office 365 condition (crossover)

Utilize this kind of relocation to keep up both on-premises and online letter drops for your association and to step by step move clients and email to Office 365.

Utilize this sort of relocation if:

You have Exchange 2010 and more than 150-2,000 letter drops.

You have Exchange 2010 and need to move letter drops in little clumps after some time.

You have Exchange 2013.

For more data, see Plan an Exchange Online half and half sending in Office 365.

Use Office 365 Import Service to move PST-records

On the off chance that your association has numerous huge PST records, you can utilize the Office 365 Import Service to relocate email information to Office 365.

You can utilize the Office 365 Import Service to either transfer the PST records through a system or to mail the PST documents in a drive that you get ready.

For guidelines, see Office 365 Import Service

Relocate email from another IMAP-empowered email framework

You can utilize the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) to relocate client email from Gmail, Exchange,, and other email frameworks that help IMAP movement. When you relocate the client’s email by utilizing IMAP movement, just the things in the clients’ inbox or other mail envelopes are moved. Contacts, logbook things, and undertakings can’t be relocated with IMAP, however they can be by a client.

IMAP relocation likewise doesn’t make letter drops in Office 365. You’ll need to make a letter drop for every client before you move their email.

To move email from another mail framework, see Migrate your IMAP letter drops to Office 365. After the email relocation is done, any new mail sent to the source email isn’t moved.

Have clients import their own email

Clients can import their own email, contacts, and other post box data to Office 365. See Migrate email and contacts to Office 365 to figure out how.

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