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How to Import Windows Live Mail into Office 365 Account?

Now a days maximum population rely to store their database on cloud based application and that’s the reason Windows Live Mail users also prefer Office 365 application. We realize that the reason to switch from WLM to O365 account is only the different facilities provide by this amazing Office 365 Cloud application. But the problem comes in my mind i.e. “how we can import Windows Live Mail into Office 365”.

No need to worry anymore because here we comes especially to resolve the user’s problem of Windows Live Mail to O365 migration. In this post, we will describe two foremost solutions available in a marketplace; i.e. manual and direct method. After reading this interesting article, you may decide which solution you would like to adopt. Manual method is free to opt to upload EML to Office 365. And, third party solution makes EML to Office 365 migration very easy and safe, but is paid. Without wastage anymore time just, go and follow the entire post.

Free Solution to Upload EML to Office 365 Account

If you want to convert a small size of Windows Live Mail EML files then it can be helpful method for users. This method includes different stages of conversion which are given below:

Stage 1- Convert Windows Live Mail to Outlook

Follow the given steps:

  1. Download and open Window live mail email client >> directly go to Export email >> Select “Export messages”.
  2. Now, choose “Exchange Server” and click on Next >> Confirmation window appeared to press on yes tab
  3. Select your EML data folder >> At last click Ok button

After converting Windows Live Mail EML files to Outlook, we again perform to export PST through Import and Export wizard.

Stage 2- Retrieve PST from Microsoft Outlook application

Follow the described process:

  1. Install and start MS Outlook application >> Hit on file button >> Choose “Import & Export wizard”.
  2. From the fresh window choose “Export a file” >> Go to “Personal folder file” (.pst) and then Next button >> Select your imported EML data
  3. Browse the store location anywhere you want to save it
  4. Put a password if you want to secure the data otherwise click Ok tab.

Finally, the above process is complete and after that go to upload these PST files into your Office 365 account using Network Upload Method.

Stage 3- Upload PST into Office 365 using Network Upload Method

Admin need to configure Azure AzCopy tool for this, which can transfer PST files into Office 365 account and make a copy the SAS URL which is network combination URL for the Azure storage path in OWA and SAS key (Shared Access Signature). Because of this SAS key admit can get the access to import PST files into the Azure storage location path.

  1. Admin can easily import the PST files in an Azure storage location in the cloud application. AzCopy.exe application will convert PST files into OWA.
  2. Now, Admin can see the full of uploaded PST files that are extracted in Outlook 365 by configuring MS Azure Storage Explorer.
  3. After transferring the PST files in Exchange Online, the admin has to generate a CSV file that defines the complete mailboxes for which the PST files are exported into Office 365.
  4. Finally, the admin will make an import job in Outlook Web Access that will use details from CSV file to move PST files to a corresponding user mailbox.

Third Part Solution for WLM to Office 365 Migration

Above manual solution can be considerable for the limited WLM files, but whenever there is a need to perform large database migration then it can be fail. Most of the times we also observe that this manual technique can damage the complete database due to some errors. So, to resolve all these problem of manual solution, you can go for the third party solution i.e. EML to Office 365 software. Reason I suggest you to opt this tool is it embedded with many excellent benefits and features that make the conversion quite easy and safe. Also, if you’ve large number of database then you can adopt its batch functionality in which you can convert bunch of files from Windows Live Mail to Office 365 account using a single click.

Summing Up

On a daily basis, users are moving their emails to a better platform. In which, they think Office 365 is the best option for enterprise or business users. So, you can opt any of the methods available in the above post as per your requirement. And, if you want to go with the EML to Office 365 software then get its free trial version facility to check the software before to purchase it.

Read More : Best OLM to CSV Converter

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  1. Hi,
    The above-mentioned process needs technical knowledge and it is a time-consuming process. So I will suggest you try a third-party tool which provides easy option to import Windows Live Mail to Office 365 account. For this tricky task, I have a suggestion and if you like then you can go with KDETools EML to PST Converter. This tool smoothly imports all Windows Live Mail to Office 365 in few clicks. This tool doesn’t need any technical requirement and it’s a real time saver. If you want then you can read more about the tool through this like: https://www.kdetools.com/eml-to-office-365-converter.html

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