Transferring an email account to cloud has become a prime buzzword in the technical world these last few years. People find it useful to switch to Office 365 because apart from mailing services, it provides various other applications which make the collaboration as well as data management easier. Unlike Outlook.com, Office 365 provides data retention policies and much more. Hence, to get multiple benefits of this Microsoft SaaS provider, Hotmail users are moving to O365 from Hotmail. This article is aimed to help users to migrate from Hotmail to Office 365.
We gathered queries of some users from various forum sites. The below-mentioned are the user concerns related to Outlook.com migration to Office 365.
We have got some solutions, based on the above-asked queries to save/ copy to Office 365 account. There are some manual methods for this migration and there is an automated way also.
First take the backup of Outlook.com account into a file and then move the resultant file to O365 account. To get the file you need to configure the Outlook.com account in on your local system. The following are the steps to configure Hotmail account to desktop based client and get data downloaded to a file & then how to import the resultant file into Office 365.
How to configure Hotmail account in Outlook
Follow the steps given below to setup/ synchronize the Outlook.com email address into Microsoft Outlook:
Now, you have to Import PST file into Office 365 Account.
Limitation of Manual Method
Manual procedures have some disadvantages. They are as follows:
- The uploading will consume a lot of time and labor while import large-sized bulk files.
- The manual methods are less cost effective.
- Complete technical knowledge is required in order to save/ upload Personal Storage Table files manually.
- Any missed step might lead to data deletion/ corruption.
In order to save time and to migrate from Hotmail to Office 365 in an easy way, you can also use a third-party software. First, you will have to use Hotmail Backup to take the backup of the outlook.com account and then Office 365 Restore software to import the backup data of Hotmail account to Office 365 mailbox.
For Hotmail Backup
You can follow these steps to take the backup of Outlook.com account:
To import file in Office 365
After getting the backup of Hotmail account, it is required to import that into Office 365 account. For this, we can use Office 365 Restore software which moves all available data items like emails, contacts, calendars, etc. It also retains all the formatting of emails attachments and the meta properties. Having a user-friendly interface, a naive user can also use this tool perfectly.
You can follow these steps to transfer email from Hotmail to Office 365:
After knowing how to migrate Hotmail to Office 365, it can be concluded that the manual methods are free to use but, they are not easy to use as proper technical knowledge should be there while going through the steps to import manually. There is one drawback of manual solutions is that they are they are very time-consuming and can't be done in a faster way. So we have also suggested a third-party solution for Outlook.com migration to Office 365.