How to Upload your .PST file to your mailbox

The following are useful instructions for anyone, but in particular for hosted Outlook users recently migrated.  This procedure makes it simple to take your existing (probably POP3) Outlook client PST and post all of that data on your new, hosted Exchange Mailbox.

NOTE:  Be sure to turn OFF any anti-virus software, as it will slow you down as it checks every mail you upload.

There are several ways that you can upload a .pst file to our server.

  1. On the File menu in Outlook, click Import and Export.
  2. Click Import from another program or file, and then click Next.
  3. Click Personal Folder File (.pst), and then click Next.
  4. In the File to import box, specify the path and file name of the .pst file you want to import.
  5. Choose one of the following:
    • Replace duplicates with items exported. Existing backup data will be overwritten with the information in the current Outlook™ folder.
    • Allow duplicate items to be created. Existing backup data will not be overwritten, and duplicates will be added to the existing file.
    • Do not export duplicate items. Existing backup data will be kept, and the duplicate information in the current Outlook™ folder will not be copied to the file.

6. Follow the remaining instructions in the Import and Export Wizard.

Another way is to open the .pst file from within outlook, and drag and drop items that you want onto the servers folders.