How to convert lotus notes .nsf to outlook .pst?

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  • Hi, you should be able to do the conversion anywhere using a local mercury email server. If the IMAP port is blocked by your firewall at work, you may want to take the nsf file home and do it there. I update the article yesterday to clarify a few things

    Tuesday, December 02, 2008 6:37 PM
  • I just went through a NSF to PST conversion, Domino 7 to Exchange 03, at a company for 25 people. The best (not easiest) way I found was the MS Outlook Connector for Domino.

    What I did was get everyone's ID files, and open Lotus Notes first, import their ID file, log in as them, then tie the connector in. Then open up in Outlook (using the MS Connector) all their mail would appear. After I checked all the email, contacts and calendars were there, I exported all information to a PST file.

    Then I'd go onto the users computer, setup there Exchange account in Outlook, and replace (or import) the PST with the one I had just exported, and it automatically populates the MS Exchange server with those messages.   We tried the MS Server tools to export Notes to Exchange but the calendars would not export correctly at all. So yes, this is may not be the best way with as its time consuming as alot of time goes to exporting/importing. But without any additional cost to IT (were small business) we saved a bundle and it worked 100%.

    Hope this helps anyone else out there.

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 6:53 PM
  • Your link is a scam,   .org for a company.....

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:47 PM

  • I'm looking for the way to convert my notes email archive(.nsf) to outlook mail file. I found that there are some commercial 3rd party tool doing this job which is tooooo expensive for me. Is there any good way to convert .nsf to .pst or to move my mail data to outlook for FREE?

    If I talk about free lotus notes migration apps then online records are showing that there are no free tools yet for lotus notes archive migration. Microsoft has a connecter suit (free) for same that allows migrating of configured notes database file to ms outlook. External tools are playing very important role here with perfection and satisfaction. Among all, Export Notes is a very low cost and feature-rich solution that assures accuracy of migrated data.  It allows all types of nsf (mail database.nsf, archive.nsf, names.nsf) file migration into ms outlook pst file as well as Exchange Server (business version) even the data is inside All Documents folder or encrypted.

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:09 AM
  • Using NSF to PST Conversion Tool from you can instantly export your Lotus Notes from Domino Server to MS Outlook successfully.
    • Proposed as answer by ivenkwan Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:04 AM
    Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:09 PM
  • To convert Lotus Notes database to Outlook PST format download NSF to PST Conversion utility from

    This software is easy to use with self descriptive interface which guides user easily through conversion process.

    Friday, January 24, 2014 4:09 PM
  • There is no free tool to convert Lotus to Outlook so far. Most of them are paid. So if you are on a tight budget you are basically looking for a cheapest solution that will do the job. A quick research shows that Total Webmail Converter can convert Lotus to PST and the price is most affordable ($49.90).


    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:00 AM
  • Works fine. Also gives you the option to do other things with the mails.
    Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:44 PM
  • Free guide to convert Lotus Notes Emails to Outlook PST platform. read here:

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:01 AM

  • If you want to an instant result for Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion, then I would also like to advice a very effective software named as:-
    Friday, June 27, 2014 10:02 AM
  • For NSF to PST successful conversion, my recommendation would be to go for a free solution.

    You may copy the link below and go with a Free and successful solution for converting NSF to PST

    Hope it Helps

    Friday, July 25, 2014 12:05 PM
  • To convert lotus notes .nsf to outlook .pst one can also try NSF to PST converter software. It will easily migrate your all Lotus Notes mailbox data such as email messages, contacts, appointments, tasks, notes, attachments, images etc. To get this software visit us at

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    Monday, September 08, 2014 10:57 AM
  • Sorry there are no free tools available for migration, only third party paid application are available for migrating Lotus Notes nsf files to Outlook PST files which you have to use at your own risk
    Wednesday, December 03, 2014 2:03 PM
  • Use Kernel for Lotus Notes to Outlook Conversion Tool for the migration of nsf files from Domino Server to MS Outlook pst successfully. Go to and to know more about nsf to pst converter and download the demo application.

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:22 PM
  • Have a look here . You can also try to use this utility for an instant solution to convert Lotus Notes data or NSF files to Outlook PST format.
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:15 AM
  • Thank you Sophia for the suggestions. :)
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 11:09 AM
  • You can get some more useful information about Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion from here It is a third party NSF to PST conversion software that easily moves any kind of NSF files to PST format.
    Thursday, March 05, 2015 5:41 AM
  • Lotus Notes to Outlook most influential data conversion utility to perfectly export IBM Lotus Notes all emails, items, folders, into Outlook PST Format.  Lotus Notes to Outlook software offer multiple saving options to save the recovered database objects in PST, MSG, EML file.

    • Proposed as answer by savanop Friday, March 27, 2015 10:33 AM
    • Edited by savanop Saturday, March 28, 2015 5:08 AM
    Friday, March 27, 2015 10:33 AM
  • For an instant solution to convert Lotus Notes data to Outlook mail client, you can get some help from here It is very advanced and affordable third party conversion software that easily saves NSF files to PST format.
    Wednesday, April 08, 2015 9:41 AM
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    Friday, September 04, 2015 5:28 AM
  • If you want to convert your NSF file to Outlook PSt securely without losing any data, then you should opt for professional NSF Converters. There are no free tools available for NSF to PST Conversion, so you have to spend some amount in purchasing professional NSF converters. I would recommend Stellar NSF to PST Converter, that converts each and every mailbox objects present in NSF file to Outlook Importable PST file. 

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 3:24 AM
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    Thanks in advance

    Tuesday, December 01, 2015 2:47 PM
  • RecoveryFix for Lotus Notes to Outlook migration is the best choice for converting Lotus Notes data to MS Outlook. The tool uses advanced algorithms that provide quick and safe way to perform NSF to PST conversion. For more information visit here:

    Friday, February 05, 2016 10:09 AM
  • Hi,

    In market you get many tools for conversion, but we convert NSF file into PST and configure outlook or upload your all lotus mail to your web mail, when you convert data have some chance for data loss or pst courted, we resolved this type of issue and securely upload all nsf in any mail id. and our charge depend on Mail size, no of user, etc our plan start on only Rs 500/  For more email   

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:18 AM
  • NST to PST Converter software is an efficient software for converting NSF file to Outlook PST files. Lotus Notes (.NSF) files to importable MS Outlook (.PST) files. This software save converted mails in Office 365, RTF, PDF & HTML Format also. Read more and free download click here
    Saturday, March 19, 2016 6:01 AM
  • To convert Lotus Notes database to Outlook PST format download NSF to PST Conversion utility from

    This software is easy to use with self descriptive interface which guides user easily through conversion process.

    Is this software available for free?
    Friday, April 01, 2016 3:12 AM
  • Download NSF to PST tool for recovery NSF file and conversion NSF file to PST, EML and MSG format. NSF file exporter is the safe solution to know how to export lotus notes file to PST file. Speedily restore NSF to PST file, EML and MSG format with Split converted PST file in MB size. Export NSF contacts as CSV file 7.0, 7.4, 8.0, 8.5, 8.5.1, 9.0, 9.0.1 with lotus notes versions

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    Thursday, July 07, 2016 5:07 AM
  • Hi ,

    Use inbuilt  transporter suite tool  by Microsoft corporation to migrate from Lotus notes to Outlook . Inbuilt Tool works if user want to convert less files. For more information check :

    But if user want to convert large number of NSF files then I would recommend users to use a third party NSF to PST converter . I have used this tool to migrate 1000 emails in NSF file To Outlook . Visit here to download :

    Monday, August 29, 2016 10:52 AM
  • You can do it manually or by using any third party nsf to pst converter available in the market. Manual steps must be followed with utmost care so f you are not much technical sound you must use third party solution. one good software is available to download from

    For Manula method follow the steps mentioned Export Lotus Notes to CSV

    • Open Lotus Notes.Click on “Mail”

    • Select the “File”

    • Click on “Export” to start the export process.

    • Select the “Tabular Text” or “Structured Text” option to export data. These file formats are also supported by MS Outlook.

    • Now click on the Continue button to precede the export process

    • After that, click on Export to close this wizard and export the data. 

    Friday, October 28, 2016 7:52 AM
  • I have the impression that the majority of the people responding on this thread didn't read the word "FREE" and are trying to push their own paid solution. Although your method with IMAP works, as you say its difficult inside a company.

    I wrote an NSF to EML, MBOX, PST converter that relies on a COM/DDE to Notes to get the mail, the C API in nnotes.ddl to the ConvertMIME functionality as Lotus doesn't allow this through COM/DDE, the Microsoft cryptographic provider on the host machine to re-encrypt Notes encrypted mails with the users local certificate and the Microsoft Extended MAPI interface to create the mail in the PST and the IConverter function to import SMIME eml files into PST files.

    The code is at

    and the binary releases are at

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:49 PM
  • Indeed, any thread that even hints of data conversion or corruption is a honeypot for spammers - which is what most of the replies to this thread have been. Some try to disguise it by referring to blogs, etc. that are themselves nothing more than a shameless plus for whatever tool the responder is flogging. It's probable that some (if not most) threads purportedly seeking help of this kind are in fact bogus, created by these same miscreants under another username just so they can provide a 'helpful' solution which they then mark as the answer.

    The board moderators & administrators really should be more alert to and proactive about this. Moderators & administrators on most other boards certainly are (I'm a moderator/administrator on 4 other boards).

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:06 AM
  • Yeah, even the supposedly "FREE" versions of code in this tread are basically trail versions or limited in some other way. The code I posted is entirely free, if someone asks you to pay for it I'd like to hear about it ;-)

    Good luck cleaning up this type of message board abuse !! Basically I think the only real way to do it is it have another product that becomes so highly referenced that the snake oil salesmen sink into the abyss. That's basically the reason I'm visiting these types of threads to try and get knowledge of a truly free NSF to PST converter that I wrote out there.


    Monday, November 21, 2016 11:58 PM
  • Just curious why does .org mean a scam?
    Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:10 PM
  • Got an amazing software to work with i.e. SysInfoTools NSF to PST Converter. The tool is so fast and reliable that it takes a few moments to convert a bunch of  Lotus Notes NSF files to Outlook PST format without making any data difference.The NSF to PST Converter scans the entire NSF Database before conversion. This scanning process detects the all the data items like emails, contacts, calendars, notes etc. to ensure that there is no error in NSF files It leads to perform the NSF to PST conversion with very fast and reduces the possibility of data loss.
    Wednesday, April 05, 2017 11:28 AM
  • Microsoft provides with an inbuilt facility named Microsoft Transport suite. This native solution is free of cost for users when they wanted to convert data from NSF to PST. This application is useful for converting Lotus Notes mailbox files to Outlook. 

    Cons: This application is of course free but has its own disadvantages which you must know if you are planning to use it. If you try using this method for making bulk data migration then you might come across an error message saying, “Maximum request length exceeded” or another message that might prompt on the screen would be “The message was migrated without the attachments

    Monday, April 10, 2017 10:40 AM
  • Is there any free solution available for same??
    Monday, April 24, 2017 11:44 AM
  • I Need too for the same...pls help me
    14 hours 6 minutes ago