December 12th, 2017
March 6, 2021
Today we will discuss, one of the most asked questions and that is how to export or convert Lotus Notes email to Outlook PST format manually. With the manual techniques, I will also tell you the reason for Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion and a free tool to export NSF files into PST format. So to get an idea of all the above-mentioned points, keep reading
Lotus Notes which is an email client was one of the most popular applications for many users. But with the introduction of Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes has gradually lost its user base. MS Outlook is loaded with some amazing features which no other email clients posses. Due to which, it has created a large base of users within a couple of years. Microsoft is a brand name in this sector, so most of us have a good share of trust on its products and applications.
So let’s see some of the features which make it a standalone product in this category
There are a number of reasons due to which a lot of users are trying to export or convert Lotus Notes emails to Outlook PST format.
You may also read: Evolution of Lotus Notes and NSF File Formats
Before converting or exporting your Lotus Notes NSF files into Outlook PST format manually, there are certain things which we need to keep in mind.
For a detailed comparision between MS Outlook and Lotus Notes, give a read to this blog: Lotus Notes VS Outlook: A Lotus Notes and Outlook Comparison
Hope now you have an idea about the basics. So let’s start manual Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion.
So with the above process, you will be able to export the Lotus Notes NSF files. Now we need to import these files into MS Outlook. To import the saved files, follow the below step by step procedure:
This whole process will help you to import Lotus Notes email to Outlook PST format.
Manual procedures are good but there are some limitations which you need to keep in mind before going for this:
For more limitations and challenges, you may check out this article: Challenges faced while migrating Lotus Notes to other clients
If the above manual techniques don’t work, then the only way through which you can import your files is through a third-party software. But the issue here is selecting the best software which can do the work for you.
Even if we search on Google, we will get scores of options but selecting one is a tough ask. As everyone regards itself as the best in the task of converting or importing Lotus Notes email to MS Outlook.
So being an expert, I would like to suggest you one tool which I have used earlier its SysInfoTools NSF To PST Converter.
I have used this software a couple of times and find it very effective. Some of its features are really amazing and make it a standalone tool in this email migration sector
For Lotus Notes To Sharepoint Conversion check out this article: 6 Approaches For A Successful Lotus Notes to SharePoint Migration
And for Lotus Notes To Windows Live Mail Conversion give a read to this blog: Steps to Convert Lotus Notes to Windows Live Mail
If you have gone through the article, you have a fair idea about the manual procedures to convert Lotus Notes email to Outlook PST. These techniques are good but not that useful as they have a lot of limitations. Even keeping a backup is a must if you are going for these techniques.
However, if the techniques don’t work then you may use a third party software which I have mentioned too. But there is a limitation for this software too and that is it doesn’t run on Linux and MAC.
The decision is fully upon you how to go forward and convert your files.
So with this article have tried to tell you everything that you might need to import /export / convert Lotus Notes email to Outlook PST.
Hope you liked this article.