This article is gonna be something different because it is not related to any error of Exchange server. But it is about user data migration from MBOX to Exchange Server 2010, 2013, 2016 Mailbox. There are a huge number of users who are using MBOX file for storing their emails, contacts, calendars etc. But if you are completely new regarding the migration process, then it’s gonna be the tricky one. But don’t panic, I am gonna explain every single aspect regarding the conversion of MBOX to Exchange, in which we first go to convert MBOX to PST and then import all those PST files into Microsoft Exchange server.
You might be thinking that what is MBOX file, actually it is just a file which is used to store all user data which is created by email clients. There are many Email clients which use MBOX file format for saving its user data like emails, contacts, calendars etc. Some of those email clients are Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Mac Mail, Turnpike, EarthLink, Eudora, Netscape Mail, Opera Mail etc.
Now, let’s proceed with the detailed discussion of conversion of files to import MBOX to Exchange Server.
There are various tools which could be used for conversion of MBOX file data into Outlook PST file. But for this, you have to pay some amount to the company who are selling this type of software. But if you are having enough time then you can easily follow this procedure to extract MBOX data to PST file. Therefore just follow below mentioned steps to export MBOX data into PST:
C:Documents and SettingsApplication Data\Qualcomm\Eudora
That’s all the steps through which you have to go through for converting MBOX file into PST with manual way. You might have analyzed that it is very time-consuming and lengthy process of MBOX to PST. But it also saves your money. If you are not satisfied with this solution or don’t wanna follow above steps then you can go with any third party MBOX to PST Converter tool.
Now, after conversion of MBOX to PST, we can easily proceed for the migration or we can say that for importing PST file into Exchange Server via manual method. We are gonna use PowerShell commands for this purpose. As you might know that there are a just limited amount of work which could be performed with the help of Exchange Management Console. There is a command which is named as New-MailboxImportRequest, could be executed in Exchange Management Shell for importing purpose. Just follow below mentioned steps to access PST data into Microsoft Exchange server.
New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role “Mailbox Import Export” –User “MAILTEST\AdministratorWhere:
New-MailboxImportRequest –filepath \\win8\abc\newuser.pst -mailbox newuserWhere:
That’s all, you have to do to import MBOX to Exchange server.
In this article, we have had a discussion about how a user can migrate their email data from MBOX to Exchange server mailbox. There were two major steps which we had discussed in above section for migration or conversion of MBOX files. The first major step was MBOX to PST conversion and the second major step was to import PST file into Exchange server. In this write-up, we have discussed every process with manual way. We have not used any paid tool in any single steps to get the work done. Therefore, you can easily follow above steps for getting your data imported into Exchange server from MBOX file.