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  • Question

  • I want to sety up Exchange Online and I am currently trialing the software. I have gone through the hoops and I currently have a tech support question outstanding relating to verification of my domain.  While that is being resolved I am reviewing the steps I need to take to migrate my emails when the tech support question is resolved.

    I would like to know what happens when migrating emails from a POP3 account?  Currently my outlook dials up and downloads my emails from my email host and deletes the copy from the host's server.  The dial up happens every 5 mins so this means that there will never be any mails in my inbox on my host's server except anything received in the previous 5 mins.  My email history is contained in the .pst file on my local hard drive. so, my question is two fold:

    a) does the migration pull my email history from my current local .pst file and create a duplicate in Exchange Online?

    b) how are my mails received from the time I migrate to Exchange  Online.  Is it the same process of dialling up my host to collect emails?

    Regards

    Paul 

    Monday, July 5, 2010 3:37 PM

Answers

  • Hi Paul,

    You can do this one of two ways:

    1) Request the BPOS team to allow your mailbox to have POP3 access, and leave your setup exactly the same way it is now (which almost defeats the purpose of moving to Exchange Online)

    2) Move everything to Exchange Online and periodically synchronise your mail, which means:

       a) You will need to import your PST file into Exchange Online, which in turn will synchronise an offline copy via OST file on your machine

       b) The mail synchronisation process will be similar in that your dial-up connection can get on periodically to retrieve mail, or you can use any other system (such as webmail, mobile, etc.)

    Does that clear it up?

    Loryan


    MCSE 2003, MCTS (2008, LCS, OCS, SharePoint) http://www.paradyne.com.au http://www.bpossibility.com
    Monday, July 5, 2010 10:20 PM

All replies

  • Hi Paul,

    You can do this one of two ways:

    1) Request the BPOS team to allow your mailbox to have POP3 access, and leave your setup exactly the same way it is now (which almost defeats the purpose of moving to Exchange Online)

    2) Move everything to Exchange Online and periodically synchronise your mail, which means:

       a) You will need to import your PST file into Exchange Online, which in turn will synchronise an offline copy via OST file on your machine

       b) The mail synchronisation process will be similar in that your dial-up connection can get on periodically to retrieve mail, or you can use any other system (such as webmail, mobile, etc.)

    Does that clear it up?

    Loryan


    MCSE 2003, MCTS (2008, LCS, OCS, SharePoint) http://www.paradyne.com.au http://www.bpossibility.com
    Monday, July 5, 2010 10:20 PM
  • Hi Loran,

    Many thanks it certainly makes thing a bit clearer.  I am a novice at exchange so, apologies in advance if I ask some stupid questions! 

    I presume that in doing a full mail migration to Exchange Online emails to my domain are automatically re-routed to my exchange online mailbox as part of the migration process?  Also,  thereafter my emails continue to flow into my exchange mailbox?

    Regards

    PAul A. Crowther

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 7:12 AM
  • Hi Paul,

    Part of doing the migration includes changing the MX records to point to Exchange Online.

    Once that is done - all your email will flow to Exchange Online. So if your mailboxes are set up with all the correct email addresses, then yes - your emails will continue to flow into your Exchange mailbox.

    Regards,

    Loryan


    MCSE 2003, MCTS (2008, LCS, OCS, SharePoint) http://www.paradyne.com.au http://www.bpossibility.com
    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 1:30 PM