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Simple Steps to Migrate Emails from Lotus Notes to Office 365

I shifted from Lotus Notes to Office 365 back in 2019, and many of you might think that, am regretting it. But it’s not true; even I am in love with it. It has many advanced features, some of which you might don’t ever think of. Nowadays, Office 365 migration has become a trend, and people are migrating from their existing email clients. Many IBM Lotus Notes users also want to swing into Office, but unfortunately, it is not everyone’s cup of tea.

Ways to migrate Emails from Lotus Notes to Office 365

Office 365 and Lotus Notes are different platforms, and both have different patterns to store users’ data. Lotus Notes uses NSF file format while Office 365’s data gets stored in the cloud. Both email provider doesn’t provide any inbuilt utility to migrate data. But luckily, with the help of Outlook, one can migrate emails from Lotus Notes to Office 365. Let me explain how?

Migrate Lotus Notes to Office 365 with Outlook

I know it’s strange, but it works and might be the only native method available for migration into Office 365 from Lotus Notes. Below is its step-by-step process:

  • Launch Lotus Notes in your system.
  • Now click on the File tab and choose the Export option from the dropdown list.
  • Then, choose a location to save data and select file format as .csv.

Now all your NSF file emails will get saved in .csv format. To migrate them into Office 365, you have to create Office 365 account’s profile in the Outlook program. For this pursue below given steps:

  • Open Microsoft Outlook.
  • Now make a click on the New button.
  • Then provide a name for your profile. ‘
  • Following, choose manual setup or additional server types radio button and click Next.
  • Then select the POP or IMAP radio button and click Next.
  • Last but not least, provide asked details and hit the Next button.

Once you created Office 365’s Outlook profile, export CSV files into Outlook by pursuing the below-given steps.

  • Open Outlook and go to the File tab.
  • Then select Open & Export and click on the Import/Export.
  • In the following wizard, select Import from another program or file option.
  • Then choose the Comma-separated values option and click Next.
  • Following, browse CSV files you want to import and other options as per need.
  • Now it will ask you to choose the Outlook folder where you want to import CSV files.
  • In the last wizard, map CSV files and click on the Finish button.

So it is the freeway to migrate emails from Lotus Notes to Office 365. As you can see, it is an indirect approach, and users have to create an Outlook profile for every single account in which they want to migrate Lotus Notes emails.

If you’re looking for a direct approach, there is an alternative method for you.

Shoviv Lotus Notes to Office 365 migration tool

It is an automated tool that simplifies the migration process and enables users to migrate emails from Lotus Notes to Office 365 mailboxes in simple steps.

Simple steps to migrate email from Lotus Notes to Office 365

  1. Install and launch the software.
  2. Then click on the Add NSF files
  3. Now add NSF files to migrate into Office 365.
  4. Additionally, click on Office 365 from the ribbon bar.
  5. Then check/uncheck subfolders and click Next.
  6. Next, provide Office 365 admin credentials, then map source and target mailboxes.
  7. Now the filter wizard will open, filter out data as per need. Email translation and folder mapping features are also available.

It is the simple steps to migrate email from Lotus Notes to Office 365. As you can see, the software has several advanced options to enhance the migration process.

If you’re having multiple NSF files to migrate into Office 365, then the only way is by using an automated tool i.e., Shoviv Lotus Notes to Office 365 migration tool. A free version is also available; use the free version to examine software skills and features.

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