This technical guide focuses on conversion of Novell GroupWise emails items to MS Outlook. It describes the manual process to convert GroupWise data to a text file on the local machine and then the guidelines to export the converted text file to Outlook PST using GroupWise email to Outlook converter tool.
GroupWise is a messaging platform, developed by Novell as a desktop email client for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The application offers emailing, calendaring, instant messaging, personal information management, and document management features. The best thing about Novell GroupWise is the best in class deployment and flexible export features that it offers.
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Using Import Export wizard in GroupWise, the emails can easily be exported and stored as text files on the local machine. The exported file can later be exported to another email client such as MS Outlook and data can be added to it.
The conversion procedure is divided into two sections –
Let’s now look at each section:
Note: The exported data can also be stored in a New folder which you can save on the Desktop or any desired location on the machine. If you do not specify the storage location, the converted data will be saved to GroupWise Directory by default.
With this, all converted emails will be stored at the specified location on the storage media. The total time duration that the conversion procedure may take solely depends upon the number of email messages and volume of data stored within. Once the process to move the GroupWise mailboxes to Outlook 2016 completes, the Save window will automatically close and the converted messages can be accessed by navigating through the specified path.
The newly created file can be used as a backup. Alternatively, it can be used to export data to another email client. Further, you will be required to import the resultant text file to MS Outlook by using the Import and Export feature, being offered by the Outlook application.
Further, you need to export the converted file to Outlook PST. You can simply consider using a third-party converter software for error-free export of GroupWise emails to MS Outlook 2019 and lower versions.
Stellar Converter for GroupWise software is available free-of-cost to help users access messages after conversion to PST. The freeware converter allows easy and error-free conversion without involving the risk of data loss. The entire procedure can be carried out with just a few clicks.
The software allows exporting data directly from GroupWise mailboxes to Outlook PST file format. You can either select to export a single mailbox, or you can export multiple mailboxes altogether.
To convert GroupWise mailboxes to Outlook PST, you will need to provide GroupWise Server information by including the Mailbox Name, Password, Online address and Port number to identify the Sender and Receiver. After providing the GroupWise Server information, the tool will fetch the entire data incorporated on the mailbox and the preview will be generated within the software window.
Click on the Save button on the toolbar and the Save File Option dialog box will appear. It will provide multiple saving options including storage of exported GroupWise data to PST, EML, MSG, RTF, PDF or HTML files. Click on PST and then click OK to complete the procedure.
In the preview window, you can access the message ‘Body’ and ‘From’ field information. However, to preview complete mailboxes after conversion to PST, it is required to activate the product through registration.
Complete Guide: Convert GroupWise mailboxes to Outlook PST files
GroupWise to Outlook Converter software is available for home and business users considering varied requirements. The Soho version allows multi-mode (includes Remote, Online, Archive, and Cache) conversion of single GroupWise mailbox at one time to PST, EML, MSG, HTML, RTF, and PDF file formats, while the Tech version allows multi-mode file conversion and enables export to existing PST, Office 365 or an Outlook Profile.
Eric Simson is an Email Platform Consultant and is associated with Stellar Data Recovery from last 6 years. He writes about the latest technology tips and provides custom solutions related to MS Outlook, MS Exchange Server, Office 365, and many other Email Clients & Servers.