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Sunday, February 23, 2014

MDaemon Mail to Exchange 2007 via Microsoft Transporter Suite

Gentle reader,

Today we will use Microsoft Transporter Suite for migrating email from MDaemon to Exchange 2007.

Why?  Obviously because we're going to get to moving calendars for this legacy product, but you only get to calendars if you're also doing email and we get asked about email, so we're documenting it here.

This is for on-premises Exchange migration to Exchange 2007 ONLY.  You want to go into Office 365, the read our previous article How to Migrate Oracle Beehive Email into Office 365 because the method will be the same.  

Why 2007?  Believe it or not Exchange 2007 is still out there, and we still get questions on it.  Might as well deal with reality.

We've also tested email migrations with imapsync (spoiler alert: imapsync is MUCH BETTER).

But it starts with Transporter since it's there, it's free, it's from Microsoft.  What is not to love? Quite a few things, actually, but free is a big draw.

First, download and install it.  But: WHERE should you download it and install it?


You won't even be able to get to the documentation (all in the form of help files) until after you install it -- so I'll cut to the chase:  you must have Exchange Recipient Admin rights and Exchange Impersonation rights on a computer with the Client Access server role installed for Exchange 2007. Later version of Exchange will of course require slightly different methods of setting these permissions (and we've blogged on those enough).

Refer to this section of the in-application help.



For MDaemon we're going to be using the Transporter for Internet Mail. The installer seems to already know we do not have Lotus Notes installed,


but  then very helpfully reminds us in case that was what we were really after.  

We're not in this case, so let's just accept the EULA and get this done.

Now we can actually execute the Transporter




You are now in a position to actually start defining which user mailboxes you will move.



But you need to give it a list in a CSV-- and you notice a distinct lack of a user manual. What should the format of this list be?


In one of the few times I will ever write that the Help Files are actually.... HELPful, I am bidding you to Click on Help and read them.



The format is then readily copied and uploaded.

My file looks something like this:

You'll see something like this and are ready to import.


Now migrate your email.

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