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Zimbra to Outlook Email Migration

Zimbra to Outlook Email Migration

Zimbra Collaboration Suite (Zimbra Desktop and Server) supports the export of emails to mailbox format which can be converted to Microsoft Outlook or PST file. It requires some manual work to accomplish the data export however the rest of the data migration can be automated with help of our converter. The export process depends on the data source, so the methods are differ for the Zimbra Desktop and Server. We have described both of them below.

Do the the following to Export emails from Zimbra Desktop:

  1. Open Zimbra and log on using credentials of your account
  2. In the top navigation bar choose Preferences
  3. Click Import/Export in the list of preferences
  4. In the Export panel select the type Account as you want to export mailbox
  5. Online application will allow you to download the mailbox in .tgz format
  6. Extract .TGZ or .ZIP file you ghave downloaded to get the file of .mbox format
  7. Use the MBOX to Outlook Transfer utility to import Zimbra mailbox files into Outlook or convert them to PST format.

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Do the following to Export emails at Zimbra Server:

Run shell prompt and use the following command to save mailbox as ZIP file:

/opt/zimbra/bin/zmmailbox -z -m user@domain.com getRestURL \
‘//?fmt=zip&query=is:anywhere’ > archive_name.zip

Do the following if you need to save mailbox file to .TGZ file:

/opt/zimbra/bin/zmmailbox -z -m user@domain.com getRestURL \
“//?fmt=tgz” > /tmp/archive_name.tgz

To keep the name for subfolders you may use the following command:

/opt/zimbra/backup/${mbox}_`date +'%Y%m%d_%H%M%S'`.zip

Where user@domain.com – is a user name of the account to export the mailbox and archive_name.zip – is the name of archived mailbox file.

Now you have the user mailbox archived so first you have to extract the mailbox file(s) from the TAR or ZIP archive and save the mailbox file to the Windows based PC where Microsoft Outlook is installed,

Extract your mailboxes and use the MBOX to Outlook Transfer tool to import Zimbra mailbox files into Outlook or convert them to PST format.

Zimbra Mbox to Outlook Conversion:

  1. Run Mbox to Outlook Transfert tool.
  2. Specify a folder name where mailbox *.mbox files were saved by you.
  3. Click Scan Folders button to find all mailboxes.
  4. Click Save PST button and spcify the target folder to save PST file.
  5. Run Outlook and use menu File > Open Outlook Data File to connect your PST file to Outlook.
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Zimbra to Outlook Email Migration

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