Solved .ost and .pst problem - how to migrate from IMAP to POP

November 7, 2014 at 03:04:52
Specs: Windows 7
Am changing an employee's email to POP from IMAP, but can't import the old .ost file to retrieve older emails. I already deleted the old IMAP account and created the new POP. The old .ost file is still there, I just can't open it or retrieve any messages. Even tried recreating the IMAP account and renaming the old .ost to the new .ost file name, but that just produced an error. Any thoughts?

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November 7, 2014 at 08:32:14
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The OST file has to be converted to PST since POP3 mail in Outlook doesn't use the OST format, it only uses PST.

Outlook's "Export" option might do it, otherwise you'll need to pay for such a converter as it's a rather specialised tool, and of course mostly needed in the business world where very little software comes free.

Google it.

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