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Copying old email messages to the IMAP server using Outlook

To copy a folder and its contents to the IMAP server, you must first configure Outlook to read mail from the new server. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to configure supported email clients (including Outlook) to read mail from the new server.

Also, there are some issues of interest that can be found near the bottom of this page under "Common Problems and Solutions." Please consult the page before moving messages on your own.

  • Once you've added the IMAP server to your Outlook configuration, right-click on a local folder, then click "Copy [FOLDER_NAME]", but replace [FOLDER NAME] with the name of the folder you wish to copy.
  • In the new "Copy Folder" windows that appears, click the plus sign next to your IMAP account to expand it (if its not already), click on the "Inbox", then click OK.
  • The local foler (and all messages contained within) will be copied (not moved) to the IMAP server. Please note: the Inbox is the root folder on IMAP - all folders must be created within it.
Note: Be careful not to transfer too many emails at one time. More than ~600 emails may cause the client to freeze.