The why and wherefores of Export Lotus Notes Mailbox to PST

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The whys and wherefores of Export Lotus Notes Mailbox to PST
Description: IBM Lotus Notes is considered as the driving element of communication and collaboration in the business enterprise. It is a program suite quite similar to MS – Office application suite. Basically, it includes components like e-mail, calendar, schedule, address book, database, and a web server like facilities. The depository of Notes is NSF file which helps to store all the contents of the mailbox of Lotus Notes. Even though, Lotus Notes has evolved with better-advanced features with time. However, it couldn’t match up with the flexibility provided by MS-Outlook and because of this very reason; Lotus Notes mail to Outlook migration has gained much of pace among users. In a practical sense, migration often depends on individual preferences and requirements. Let us discuss the reasons which generally drives users Export Lotus Notes mailbox to PST.

Possible Reasons for Notes to Outlook PST Migration

1) Lotus Notes provides an enhanced functionality of email. However, considering the problems in understanding the technicalities of Lotus Notes, MS-Outlook friendly user-interface is certainly a better option for users.

2) The maintenance cost of Notes is too high for a medium scale organization to afford whereas Outlook comes integrated with MS-Office. Thus it saves both cost and the extra manual effort which they would have incurred in training users to get acquainted with Lotus Notes.

3) Sometimes a user moves to client location and he/she may need to access the NSF files data in Windows Outlook, but this cannot be done eventually. Because Lotus Notes and Outlook support different file formats. Lotus Notes saves in NSF file format while Outlook does not support such format. Outlook saves data in PST file format. Therefore, if a user wants to access NSF files data in Outlook, then he has to convert NSF into PST format.

4) Outlook PST files can easily be integrated to any of the Outlook mailboxes and so it can be accessed by user anytime. Therefore, keeping the converted PST file of NSF is often considered as one of the benefited ways for backup of Lotus Notes mailbox.

Because of the above-mentioned reasons, many times Lotus Notes users look for suitable ways to Migrate NSF to PST. In order to execute the process, they require converting the Lotus Notes data NSF files to Outlook PST files. Let us analyze the methods to do this possible migration.

Suitable Approach for Migration of Lotus Notes Data to Outlook

Export Notes software provides a proficient way to transfer the NSF files to Outlook in a batch process. It also helps to transfer the archive database of Lotus Notes to Outlook and is integrated with multiple features that enhance the quality of overall conversion.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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