Steps to Convert Lotus Notes to Windows Live Mail

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    February 14th, 2017
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Summary:-Today all organizations depend on email clients for e-communication. Email Clients offers a wide range of inbuilt functionalities to the users, which are required for email management. So, according to the constraint users keep on switching from one email application to another. One such switch is from Lotus Notes to Windows Live Mail.

In the following section, we will discuss the need and ways to convert Lotus Notes email to Windows Live Mail. First of all, we take a look over Lotus Notes, Windows Live Mail and reasons to change from Lotus Notes to Windows Live Mail. You can also check out the techniques to Migrate Lotus Notes to Office 365 as it is also a part of Microsoft.

About Lotus Notes and Window Live Mail

Lotus Notes is a client-server application, with “IBM Notes” as a client and “IBM Domino” as a server part. It is a modern venture email client system includes instant messaging, browsing, microblogging, file sharing, team rooms and other smart business applications. IBM Notes is strongly known for its security feature, none other than this email clients offer you the secure platform as much Notes can. You can apply encryption to your NSF files or encrypt any email while sending or receiving. Moreover, we can say Lotus Notes helps you in working smarter, faster and brings the entire world to your desktop.

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Windows Live Mail is a free emailing application from Microsoft. It’s an update of the previous versions of Outlook Express and Windows Mail that were included in earlier versions of Windows, but with additional features. It officially run on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 8, and is also compatible with Windows 10. As it was developed after Windows version XP and Vista and Microsoft Outlook. Enhanced features like to enable search to senders address, title or content of an email, viewing emails, calendar and other features while offline.

Reasons to change from Lotus Notes to Windows Live Mail

Reasons may be many to fulfil the needs to perform the conversion of data. Lotus Notes is believed to be a technically advanced email client due to which many non-computer users find it complicated and difficult to get good access to it. Whereas EML is a file format that is supported by various email clients such as Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, The Bat!, Mail Copa, etc. because of which users need to convert their data.
Cross-platform migration may be the other reason for email migration. Any worker shifting over to a different organization may require his or earlier emails from Lotus Notes with him or her. If the acquired file is in EML format then anyone can easily support by many other email clients as mentioned above like Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, The Bat!, Mail Copa etc.

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Manually Convert Lotus Notes Emails to Windows Live Mail

Follow the steps to migrate Lotus Notes to Windows Live Mail manually.

#1: Open Lotus Notes and select the desired emails that you want to save in EML.
#2: Now, Go to the File menu option-> Save As.
#3: Choose File Name -> Tap on Saveoption.
The selected email will now get converted into EML file format.

What if the manual method FAILS!!

Besides, the manual method of NSF to EML conversion users can choose an alternative method to migrate their NSF file to EML file in just one click i.e. using a converting software to convert Lotus Notes to Windows Live Mail. The software is specially built to solve the problem of the user who wants to safe keep their NSF file by changing it to EML format for future shifting situations. Named as SysInfo NSF to EML Converter.

NSF to EML converter software provides a variety of features as compared to manual off-course!
Some Key features are as follows:

  • Convert Multiple Lotus Notes Files to EML Files at once without any size or number of files limitation.
  • Date Range Feature can export selected Lotus Notes emails to EML messages.
  • Ensures maximum speed due to the lowest Footprint of .exe file hence easy to download and install.
  • Available Search & Preview option to provide ease in NSF to EML conversion process.
  • Completely migrate Lotus Notes data files with all meta properties, internet headers, attachments etc.
  • Available with the free trial version which allows users to export 25 emails readily.

And drawback of using the manual method is that the manual method can convert a single Lotus Notes email to an EML file at a time. If in the process a sudden shutdown occurs then the NSF file may get corrupted. If you have only one file to be converted from NSF to Windows Live Mail then you can go for the manual method no doubt.

Follow the steps to convert NSF emails to EML format

Simply launch the NSF to EML tool and click on Add NSF File, as you click on the Add NSF file there will be pop window will open, in which you can select the multiple NSF files to export them from Lotus Notes to EML and then click on Open button, refer the mention below screenshot.

Choose NSF files

  • Click on export button

export NSF to EML

  • Browse and select a location for saving the exported data. Also, specify a date range, i.e. either predefined or define it manually.

date range

  • Click OK to start the conversion process. It may a few minutes.

convert Lotus Notes to EML

Import Lotus Notes emails to Windows Live Mail

1: Click on File at the left corner on the menu bar. Choose Import > Messages Option from the drop down list.

import Lotus Notes to Windows Live Mail
2: You can choose your email application (Windows Live Mail) from the listed email clients.
3: Click on Next and now Browse the location where your files are saved.
4: Click Next and then Select the folder option from All and Selected.
5: Press NextButton and the importing process will be done.

You may also try the alternative method i.e. drag and drop. Simply drag the converted NSF files and drop the same to the inbox of Windows Live mail.

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