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How to Migrate Outlook Express to Zimbra Desktop & ZCS ?

Published By Jamie Kaler 
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Published On June 9th, 2022
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Learn how to migrate Outlook Express to Zimbra Desktop. Outlook Express stores its mailboxes in DBX files. So, here we will discuss the complete process to import DBX files into Zimbra Desktop & Zimbra Collaboration Server.

Outlook Express was a very popular & free email client by Microsoft. Initially, it was aligned with Internet Explorer for MS Windows OS. It is used for managing emails & newsletters. The data of Outlook Express will store in a folder with the same name i.e., data of the Inbox folder will save in Inbox.dbx, Drafts in Drafts.dbx, Sent folders in Sent.dbx, etc.

Unfortunately, Microsoft discontinued the Outlook Express email & news client. Microsoft now has a complete focus on Outlook & Exchange Server. So a number of users are moving to other email clients from Outlook Express.

One such email client, which emerges as the number one choice of many users. Zimbra provides many amazing features to its users. One can manage emails, contacts, calendars through ZCS. It had a separate Briefcase folder, which can be used to store important documents.

So, if you were also an Outlook Express user & want to switch to a Zimbra mail client. You need a DBX to Zimbra converter toolkit.

Quick Solution:
You can quickly migrate from OE Classic to Zimbra with RecoveryTools DBX Migrator software. This application will create a TGZ file. Zimbra email client only supports to import/export mailboxes as TGZ file. Free download the software from the below button:

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Quick Steps to Migrate Outlook Express to Zimbra:

  • Launch OE Classic to Zimbra Converter & load data.
  • Choose all required mailbox items to export as a TGZ file.
  • Now, select the Zimbra option from the list of Select Saving options.
  • Setup Outlook Express to Zimbra conversion options.
  • Initialize the process & analyze it in your software.
  • Get the Zimbra TGZ file from the destination path.

Advanced Features of DBX to Zimbra Converter

Outlook Express to Zimbra Converter application is designed with advanced algorithms to provide unlimited benefits. Also, the application will retain the original formatting & attributes of emails. Some of the features of this toolkit are:

  • Export Unlimited DBX Emails to Zimbra:

The toolkit does not show any limitation for the conversion of Outlook Express DBX files to Zimbra. Also, the Outlook Express to Zimbra software can convert unlimited files without any size issue. Users will obtain TGZ files without any file size limitation.

  • Batch Convert Multiple OE Database Files:

The utility offers dual ways to convert multiple Outlook Express DBX files to Zimbra Desktop. Load DBX data in software panel in dual ways i.e., Select Files & Select Folders option. Also, choose the Select Folders option & choose the folder having Outlook Express DBX mailbox items.

  • Retains Email Metadata & Properties:

The application will keep the integrity of the emails remain intact. No changes will be made to the original metadata & properties of emails. Also, all the attributes of Outlook Express emails will remain preserved like To, From, Subject, Cc, etc. Also, the rich-text formatting is retained accurately with this tool.

  • Maintain System Folder Structure:

The OE Classic to Zimbra Converter tool will preserve the on-disk System Folder Hierarchy of mailboxes. All the mailbox folder structures i.e., Inbox, Drafts, Deleted Items, etc. will be kept exactly in the same folder hierarchy in the Zimbra TGZ file. Also, it can convert emails, contacts, calendars, etc. to Zimbra mail clients.

  • Export Emails with Attachments:

The software will enable the users to export Outlook Express mailboxes to the Zimbra email client along with all inserted attachments. The tool supports all types of attachment files without any problem.

Quick Guide:

Step-1 Install and Run the OE Classic to Zimbra Converter.

Step-2 Load mailbox items in the software panel in dual ways i.e., Select Files/Select Folders option.

Step-3 The toolkit will list all the Outlook Express mailbox items in its panel. Choose only the required ones for the conversion.

Step-4 Choose the Zimbra option from the list of 30+ file formats.

Step-5 Setup DBX to Zimbra file conversion options like destination path, etc. Click on the Folder icon to change the destination folder location.

Step-6 Quickly initialize Outlook Express to Zimbra migration process & preview the whole process in its panel.

Step-7 Once the process finished successfully, click on the OK button to confirm & exit from here.

Step-8 Get resultant Zimbra TGZ files directly from the default destination location.

FAQs on Outlook Express to Zimbra Migration Tool:

I have PDF files as attachments embedded with some of my Outlook Express emails. Does this tool support conversion of attachments too?

Yes, the application will convert OE classic emails to Zimbra with all inserted attachments.

What is the trial limitation of this software?

Yes, the software has a trial limitation for converting only the first 25 emails from each folder. If you want to convert unlimited items

Do I need to have a Microsoft email client configured or installed on my PC for the working of this tool?

No, this is a completely standalone application. You can perform its work without requiring Microsoft email & news clients in your machine.

Where can I get my DBX mailbox items?

C drive — Documents and Settings — your windows user name folder — Local Settings — Application Data — Identities — Outlook Express.

Final Words:

DBX to Zimbra migration tool is a perfect application to move your mailboxes from Outlook Express to Zimbra email clients. Also, the tool will convert all Outlook Express data including emails, email headers, subject, formatting, attachments, folder structure, etc.