As we all know that Outlook and Zimbra Desktop are completely different webmail clients. Outlook is a personal detail manager developed by Microsoft, which comes with Microsoft Office Suite and on the other hand we have Zimbra Desktop which is an offline email client that let users to manage their multiple email account single desktop tool. Any email account using IMAP or POP is very easy to set up in the Zimbra webclient. Each email account is individually maintained.
MS Outlook use PST file format to save its data, and you can easily import and export PST files from Outlook to local drive. Zimbra only supports .tgz file format to import and export its data. Zimbra not allow to PST file type to Import, So basically Outlook and Zimbra Desktop both applications are completely different and there is no direct way we can find to import Outlook PST to Zimbra Desktop Client.
How to Import Mail from Outlook to Zimbra Desktop? Is a big question
Because there is no way to Import Outlook PST to Zimbra Desktop, you should go with third party Tool (commercial utility). You can go with Birdie PST to Zimbra Desktop Converter which is the only tool that auto detect the PST file and let you convert PST to TGZ file format.
(Note: I am just recommending this tool because I have used this tool and it really works very well so that you can also try this to Import Mail from Outlook to Zimbra Desktop.)
Follow the mention steps and know How to Import Outlook PST file into Zimbra?
1 - First go to (http://www.birdiesoftware.com/pst-to-zimbra-desktop-converter/) Site and download the PST to Zimbra Converter. Run and Launch the software.
2 - After launching the PST to Zimbra Desktop converter tool, Software will automatically detects the Outlook default location otherwise you will get “no Outlook installation is found” error. For adding orphan PST file >> Click on “Open” Folder icon >> Choose the Path where PST file are saved.
3 - Now click on “Save” option from menu >> and browse the folder where you want to save converted TGZ files and click on OK.
4 - After few seconds PST to TGZ migration successfully completed. After that you can easily Import Outlook PST to Zimbra Desktop
If you have PST files (configured or orphan), then you can easily perform migration from Outlook, Exchange and Outlook 365 to Zimbra Desktop Webclient. This program will maintain all the file formatting as it is and gives you best result. And After completing the Outlook to Zimbra (TGZ) Migration, import the converted TGZ file to Zimbra Desktop.
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