Posted by: Jeremy Benisek (CyberAxe) Don't Panic Business Technologies | September 14, 2013

An easy and FREE way to Export email from SeaMonkey to Outlook, PST, CSV… using Office 365

I recently had a client want to move away from Qwest/Centurylink services which had been using for years of a pop3 account which wasn’t secure! I got him setup with a Office 365 account and went to export the email and content from his email software which was SeaMonkey. To my dismay their were no good options to export email from one program to the other at least free. Also the paid options seemed somewhat scamy.

If you setup a free Office 365 trial account

DONT PANIC BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES has configured a custom collection of Microsoft Online Services for you to try.

Review your customized collection here:

https://portal.microsoftonline.com/partner/partnersignup.aspx?type=Trial&id=8a84c8cd-1e38-4a07-bb7f-9da30c36ca6a&msppid=3766105

This trial invitation includes:
– 10 user licenses Office 365 Small Business Premium Trial

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Once you’ve setup your account (You don’t need a custom domain if you don’t want one)

  1. Login to Outlook Web Access at http://portal.microsoftonline.com then click the gear and options.
  2. At the bottom of the account/My Account screen is Settings for POP or IMAP access… Click this link
  3. Copy your IMAP settings they might be like these. Server name: outlook.office365.com Port: 993 Encryption method: SSL
  4. Take these settings to SeaMonkey and setup a new account IMAP, with these address for incoming (or yours)
  5. Make sure to set the Connection security in SeaMonkey to SSL
  6. Set the outgoing SMTP Server name: smtp.office365.com Port: 587 Encryption method: TLS
  7. You might be asked for your outgoing username and password. It’s always username@domain.com (BSmith@onmicrosoft.com or Bsmith@SmithsRedDoors.com) and your email password for Office 365.
  8. Open a folder like Inbox in SeaMonkey in your old account, select a number of email (less than 100) and move to your Office 365 Inbox.
  9. Repeat for all folders and email. You can replicate the folders paths by creating the folder in the Office 365 account.
  10. Once finished allow SeaMonkey to sync all data then disconnect both accounts.
  11. You can verify this process in real-time by opening the Outlook Web Portal and watching the folder as the data is moved over.
  12. As for Contacts and other content that’s another post.

Hope this helps. Please comment if this helps you and please write a review and rate my company at http://www.yelp.com/biz/dont-panic-business-technologies-grand-junction-2

Remember this just saved you $20.

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