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Is it possible to import .eml files in to an Exchange Online account ?

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  • We are looking to move to Exchange on-line over the coming months but we currently use Mimecast Email Archive to back up our email. We can download all our mail from the archive, the only problem is that they are in .eml format. My question is, can you import these files into the inbox so they can be archived on the Microsoft environment. I know that you can open the .eml in Outlook 2013 but we would want to import the mail so we can close the Mimecast account down.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks 

    Kevin 

     
    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:15 PM

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  • You can drag and drop .eml files into the Outlook folder structure, which will then be part of the user's mailbox.  Microsoft does not provide a tool for bulk .eml file import.  There may also be a 3rd party tool in this space, however I've not worked with Mimecast before.


    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    Monday, October 21, 2013 10:54 PM
  • Thanks Mike,

    I am currently working with Mimecast to find a solution so that we can keep our archive with them and continue with it using Office 365. Your solution of dragging file is one that I have been informed of before but we are looking at 3 years worth of email so it may be a bit of a mare to drag them all in.

    Thanks

    Kevin

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7:44 AM
  • I didn't really mean it as a suggestion, just pointing out that eml files are not a very good "archive" format. Maybe this code could help ya: https://plus.google.com/101869153338514755966/posts/H3jc186rJfi


    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:16 PM
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    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:49 AM
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    Monday, July 16, 2018 11:40 AM
  • You want to migrate data from Mimecast to outlook 2013 in your system. And you have .eml files of Mimecast. So, you have need a tool that can transfer all old emails from Mimecast files into Outlook 2013 pst.

    The same issue of conversion, my friend has faced. In this condition, he has used converter software from this site- http://www.sametools.com/convert/eml/
    Friday, August 3, 2018 4:35 AM