Migrate Windows Live Mail to Office 365 With Emails and Contacts

Andrea Elson | November 15th, 2020 | Email Migration

“I am looking for Windows Live Mail to Office 365 migrator tool. Because I am tired of manual tricks to import emails into O365. I didn’t found any workable solution. I have mailboxes with thousands of emails. Now I want to migrate Windows Live Mail to Office 365 with complete emails. Kindly provide a workable solution.”

“Hi Advik team, can you share any free solution to transfer emails from Windows Live Mail to Office 365? In case manual solution is available. I have an urgent requirement of importing Windows Live Mail folders into Office 365 Online account. Please help asap.”

If you are also one of the users looking for a solution to import Windows Live Mail to Office 365? Then you search is end here. In this blog, you will get to know the step by step method of how to transfer emails from Windows Live Mail to Office 365.

Before proceeding to the solution, first let’s know the reasons behind Windows Live Mail to O365 migration.

Office 365 is a combination of several online services and apps. It has amazing features for using Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. without installing it on your physical computer. O365 stores entire data in the cloud with high security and data backup functions.

It also offers cloud-hosted email services for global connections with high storage capacity. With all of these advantages, most users want to switch from their desktop-based email client to the Office 365 cloud email service.

Import Windows Live Mail to Office 365 – 2 Methods

Basically, there are two methods that can be used to transfer WLM emails to Office 365 account, manual and automated. The manual solution has three parts to complete this migration. Whereas the automation method has only one way to export emails.

Method 1.

Migrate Windows Live Mail to Office 365 Manually

This manual solution is not direct; it has 3 parts. You can follow the below steps to perform this task:

Note: If you want to transfer a large number of WLM files, the above mentioned method will be helpful for you.

Part 1: Convert WLM Emails to Outlook

  • Open Windows Live Mail application and go to the File tab.
  • Select Export email and then choose Export Messages.
  • Select Exchange Server and click on the Next button.
  • A confirmation new windows will appear, click OK.
  • Now, choose the EML data folder and click OK button.

Part 2: Export PST from Outlook Application

After migrating Windows Live Mail emails to Outlook, you need to retrieve PST file from MS Outlook. Follow the below steps to achieve this:

  • In Outlook, go to the File menu.
  • Select Open & Export >> Import/Export.
  • Choose Export to a file and click Next.
  • Select Outlook Data File (.pst) to export and click Next.
  • Select PST file (imported from WLM application).
  • Click on Browse and select the location to save PST file.
  • If you want, put a password on your PST file and click OK button.

Part 3: Upload PST file into Office 365 via Network Upload

This is the last part to migrate Windows Live Mail to Office 365. Here you need to import PST to Office 365 account.

  • Download, Install Azure AzCopy tool and copy the SAS URL.
  • Upload your PST files to Office 365 (The AzCopy tool uploads and stored then in the Azure location in the cloud application).
  • Create PST Import mapping file (Create a comma-separated value (CSV) file that specifies which user mailboxes the PST files will be imported to).
  • Create a PST Import Job (Create the PST Import job in the Import service in Microsoft 365 that will use details from CSV file to move PST files to a corresponding user mailbox).
  • Filter data and start PST Import job (Microsoft 365 analyzes the data in the PST files. When the analysis is complete, the data is ready to be imported. Here you can apply filters to data before importing).

Method 2.

Using Windows Live Mail to Office 365 Migrator

Advik Windows Live Mail Converter is a professional tool that enables you to directly import emails from WLM to Office 365. It supports to transfer your emails from WLM profile or EML files/folder. The software is easy to use and any novice can easily understand without any trouble. Using this tool, it is easy for you to migrate all or only selected emails from Windows Live Mail to Office 365.

The plus point of this wizard is that it works with almost all versions of Windows including latest Windows 10. It supports to move emails along with their attachments in a hassle-free manner.

Steps to Convert Windows Live Mail to Office 365 Account are:

Step 1. Launch Advik WLM converter in your system.

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Step 2. Select WLM profile in the software panel and click Next.

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Step 3. Select email folders from Windows Live Mail.

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Step 4. Select Office 365 from the list of saving option.

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Step 5. Enter your Office 365 account login details.

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Step 6. Click on Convert button and the process start instantly.

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Once the process is completed, the software shows the completion message on the screen. Click OK and login to the Office 365 account and review the imported emails.

Why Choose Windows Live Mail to Office 365 Migrator?

There are many reasons to choose this utility over manual tricks. Below are some of the key highlights of the migrator that will surely impress you.

  • Migrate Windows Live Mail emails to Office 365 with attachments
  • No manual configuration is required
  • Export Unlimited Email Folders to Office Online.
  • Email Folder Selection Option is available
  • Export Windows Live Mail Emails into 30+ file formats
  • Lifetime Validity with future updates completely free
  • Workable in all Windows OS machines
  • Maintain folder hierarchy
  • Preserve Key elements and MetaData

Final Words

In the blog above, we explained how to migrate Windows Live Mail to Office 365 manually or with direct automated method. The manual method is divided into three parts that are time consuming and require technical expertise. To make this migration easier, it is recommended that you use the Windows Live Mail to Office 365 Converter. This tool lets you import Windows Live Mail emails into Office 365 account directly.

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