Zimbra is a desktop based email program known for supporting multiple user accounts in a single place. It easily manages all the mailbox contents which includes, emails, contacts, calendars, notes etc. Despite having all these features, Zimbra is still losing its market base
because it hasn’t improved when it comes to synchronizing the data and the long time it takes in responding. Also, having to register for a Zimbra Account is one of the major points of users shifting to the more companionable MS Outlook. Do you want to know how to migrate Zimbra to Outlook? Then follow this blog for a complete guide to migrate Zimbra to Outlook.
To migrate Zimbra to Outlook, first you need to extract TGZ file (which is a zipped file) from Zimbra. These TGZ files, after unzipping using a WinZip or WinRAR tool, get imported into Outlook using Zimbra Converter, which is a third party utility, apt for migrating Zimbra TGZ files into Outlook.
Steps for Zimbra Mailbox Migration:
Step 1: Open Zimbra Desktop
Step 2: Go to “Preference Tab” on Menu Bar
Step 3: Select “Import/Export” Option, from the left of the screen
Step 4: In the Export Section, First Click on “Advanced Settings” and then select all the information needed in TGZ file by clicking on the corresponding check mark, appearing under “Data Types” section. Next Click on the “Export” button.
Step 5: A pop-up window will appear, asking you to save the .tgz file at desired location. Click on “Save File” option and click on “OK” button.
Step 6: Right Click on the .tgz file and click on extract option
Step 7: After unzipping, you will get a folder with the same name as shown here :
Now that you have the extracted Zimbra files in your local folder, the next stage is to migrate these Zimbra files into PST file, to be further opened in Outlook. The process can be easily accomplished with Zimbra Converter, which provides instant, precise and easy migration of Zimbra Mailbox to Outlook.
Time to migrate Zimbra Mailboxes into Microsoft Outlook
Download the exe for ZimbraConverter from the address below –
Select Zimbra using one of the two options: Single Mailbox migration or Multiple Mailbox migration
- In single mailbox migration, a single mailbox will be converted at a time.
- In multiple mailboxes migration, multiple Zimbra Mailboxes will be converted at once, creating individual PST for each mailbox.
In both the modes, all the mailbox contents (email messages, address book, calendars etc) will be converted and saved in their respective places in Microsoft Outlook.
No separate tool is required for conversion of individual data item as Zimbra Converter does it all by itself, without any losses. The software provides 100% precise conversion results and it can be checked that all the emails meta details, formatting, message contents, attachments are saved exactly in same manner as they were in Zimbra. Even the contacts are converted accurately, with all the contacts details (including images, multilingual characters) retained in as is form.
With simple GUI, the software can be easily used by all users, even those having no technical background. The steps are easy to follow and once the conversion is done, the converted PST file can be easily imported into all (32-bit) editions of Microsoft Outlook 2016, 2013 till 2003 supporting UNICODE PST format. The software has great compatibility with all the Windows editions including Windows 10 and successfully runs on all the editions.
Zimbra Converter is a complete migration utility, supporting migration of unlimited Zimbra User accounts into Outlook, with great ease.