Outlook 2010 Transition Office365 Home

Ian Thomas

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
Partner's system -
Computer effectively dead - won't recognize graphics cards, though the new GeForce GT710 works fine in other desktops.
But the SSD is all OK. I now have a new computer up and running (a Dell Optiplex) but fitting another SSD into that small box is not something I want to do.

However, I decided to buy a Home subscription to Office365, and need to retain the .PST files that were attached to Outlook 2010 in the dead computer. Outlook was primarily used as Outlook.com for the last 5+ years, but the old email accounts were also active within the Outlook 2010 application.

There are 2 .PST files - one is 1.5GB, the other 4.5GB - large.

What can I do - short of installing a desktop Outlook version (retrieving its license to 2020 by talking to Microsoft, I guess) ??
 

Ian Thomas

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
More - some online research, last posts are in 2015 - answers.micrsoft.com, shortened here

This seems to have been successful, but is a bit of work. I wouldn't be concerned about duplicates, but not sure about Contacts and Calendars
- largely the advice of Karl Timmermans [Outlook MVP 2012-2018]
However, it had desktop Outlook 2013 installed

There is also a commercial product, $US 99 -
Outlook to Office 365 Migration Software
Best Tool to Migrate Outlook PST to Office 365
Outlook to Office 365 Migration Tool – Upload Outlook PST File into O365

promises to do everything w/o problems.

Perhaps Microsoft has provided some migration tools since 2015?
 

Ian Thomas

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
I have not progressed since posting that in 02/2020 - have recently updated the problem description - asking for help.
 

Diane Poremsky

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
What can I do - short of installing a desktop Outlook version (retrieving its license to 2020 by talking to Microsoft, I guess) ??

Are you needing to get the pst files off the old computer or open and read them? You can only read them in outlook - but as long as the data is in a pst and you can get the pst, all you need to do is copy the files to a new computer and open them.

>> However, I decided to buy a Home subscription to Office365,
Office 365 can be installed on up to 5 of your computers per licensed user. No need to call microsoft.

If you want to import the contents of the pst into an outlook.com mailbox, you need the pst then file > open and export > import. The old article you linked is not 100% valid - you'll use exchange servers, not the outlook connector these days and do not need to use imap to upload mail to the exchange server.
 

Ian Thomas

Senior Member
Outlook version
Outlook 2013 64 bit
Email Account
Outlook.com (as MS Exchange)
Thanks for the response, Diane.
I will explain - not really complicated, and probably quite common.

I have all the PST files safely stored (I am not concerned about the .ost), and have them documented (ie, i know when, where, who owned them, etc).

I have Office 365 on 2 computers, and what I would like to do is to make those prior outlook transactions that are within 2 or 3 PST that were used by person A with another email address in the past. That email address is still active, despite contacting people over the 6 years and having for all that time used an outlook.com email. (relatives can be dense or careless - and then wonder why you have not replied)

Similar situation for person B (me) - I have an old PC with Outlook 2013 desktop, and it receives emails belonging to 4 or 5 addresses that I "own" - Outlook.com and Hotmail.com are connected to the Microsoft Exchange server in the usual way, but a GMail address and 2 iiNet addresses (ISPs compulsory allocation when you sign up) are on-forwarded, something that I did a long time ago. I do not have any PST files "attached" to that Outlook 2013 install.
I also have a new computer, with Office 365 installed. I don't want to install older desktop Outlook there.
On that computer, I do want to attach the safely-stored PST files to Outlook 365 Home, if that is possible.
I do recall that you instructed me about using the Outlook Connector - which seemed to change versions or something similar, over the transition period of outlook.com accounts.
Is there now a simple Import from Outlook 365?
And will that handle all the Outlook 2013 and 2010 entities? I have MAPI address books and possibly RSS feeds (but they can be deleted, podcast software is much more useful).
I have seen chatter about some PST files with encoding problems. I am assuming that does not apply in my case.

Too many questions?
 
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