How to migrate email from GoDaddy to Office 365?

Microsoft Office 365 is a web version of the MS Office suite. It stores all data in the cloud platform that means the user can universally access their data and avoid Exchange maintenance downtime. To avail, the advantages of Office 365 many big and small organizations are migrating their data to Office 365.

Recently GoDaddy introduces Godaddy office 365 service. With the help of this, users can migrate email from Godaddy webmail to Office 365.

In this post, we will discuss the webmail, why do we need to migrate GoDaddy webmail to Office 365 and what is the simplest way to transfer email from GoDaddy to Office 365.

Congrats! You have decided to import your GoDaddy webmail to Office 365. Before we discuss the Webmail, let's understand the IMAP first.

What is IMAP?

IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It allows you to access your email messages from anywhere via the Internet. We know, email messages, files, and folders are stored on servers. When you check your emails, your email client contacts the server to connect you with your email, messages, files, etc. By using IMAP, you are reading it off of the server without storing it on your computer. With the help of IMAP, we access the data instantly.

What is Webmail?

Webmail is a web-based email account. It provides a simple way of sending and receiving emails from a web browser. Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail are some examples that offer free email accounts. It is a great solution for those users who have multiple devices.

Why people are migrating GoDaddy to Office 365?

Many big and small businesses are moving to cloud-based services. Because of the cloud platform, users can universally access data at any time. With the help of this feature, users can easily access or share email, calendars, etc. Office 365 provides all these features that also include Office applications, like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.

Top reasons to choose Office 365

  • Cost Friendly
  • Increase teamwork and productivity
  • Allow third-party integration
  • Security

What is GoDaddy Office 365?

It is a new service introduced by Godaddy. With this service, you can get space in Office 365 as per your needs. For this, Godaddy launch 2 packages Online Essentials and Business Premium. In Online Essentials, you will get Office 365 web apps and professional email service, whereas Business Premium offers Office 365 web apps on 5 devices, and professional email service. If you are worried about the GoDaddy to Office 365 migration, then you can take help from GoDaddy support. You just need to call your account manager. They will migrate your data for you at your convenient time.

But many people do not prefer the GoDaddy office 365 service. Because it is very costly and for migration, you need to pay some extra bucks. To save money, you can try other ways to import GoDaddy webmail to Office 365.

How to migrate GoDaddy webmail to Office 365 account?

There is no direct method available for GoDaddy to Office 365 migration. However, there are few things you can do to migrate email from GoDaddy to Office 365.

Method 1: Import Godaddy mailboxes to office 365 with IMAP

With the help of this method, you can migrate IMAP mailbox data from GoDaddy to Office 365 for free. But please take a backup before trying any technique.

Step 1: Save all GoDaddy emails in a CSV file

  1. Open GoDaddy Administrator account
  2. Click on WorkSpace Email and click on Manage All
  3. It will show you the list of your emails
  4. Click on the Export
  5. From the Export window, select Email from the Export drop-down, then check Select All option to select all the email properties. Choose CSV as the file format and at last click on the Export
  6. Open the exported CSV file and insert a new row at the top and enter the following details – User Name, Email Address, Password

Step 2: Move IMAP Mailbox from GoDaddy to Office 365

  1. Login to Office 365 Admin center
  2. Next, move to Admin Center and click on Exchange
  3. Click on recipients -> migration
  4. Click on Add (+) and select Migrate to Exchange Online
  5. Next, choose IMAP migration (supported by Exchange and another email system)
  6. Click on the Choose File and provide the location of CSV file that contains GoDaddy emails
  7. On the IMAP migration configuration window, fill the details for the IMAP Server (imap.secureserver.net), Authentication (Basic), Encryption (SSL), Port (993), and click on the Next.
  8. Provide a name to the batch migration, set the Bad Item limit, Large Item limit, and exclude a folder and click on Next
  9. Click on the Browse button to select the users who will receive the notification at various migration stages. Next, choose the option to start the migration.
  10. After providing all the details, the batch migration will initiate and show its progress as syncing
  11. You can also view the current status of batch items by clicking on View details.
  12. Once all the emails migrated from GoDaddy to MS Office 365, the status will change to synced.

This method is time-consuming and needs some technical expertise. If you want the easy way, then you can try the SysCurve software. It will quickly Import email from Godaddy to Office 365 and save your money.

Method 2: Migrate GoDaddy Webmail To Office 365 Using Microsoft Outlook

This method is simple and saves a lot of time. In this technique, we will configure the GoDaddy account in MS Outlook using IMAP or POP and then Import Outlook files to Office 365.

Step 1: Configure GoDaddy Webmail In Microsoft Outlook 2013, 2016

  1. Launch MS Outlook
  2. Click on the File
  3. Select the Info option and click + Add Account option
  4. Provide details such as Your Name, Email, and Password
  5. Click on the Next button

Once you configured, Outlook will automatically download your GoDaddy Mailbox into an OST file. You can find your OST from here: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

Step 2: Import OST file to Office 365 by using SysCuve OST Converter

  1. Download SysCurve OST Converter
  2. Click on the Add File to add the OST file
  3. Check the preview of the selected items (Optional)
  4. Click on the Export option
  5. Select Office 365 as Export Option
  6. From the Export Window, select options as per your requirement. Choose advanced options if you want to convert your OST calendars and contacts.
  7. Provide Office 365 login credentials to sign-in

Note: To migrate OST data to Office 365, you need a Business License or Enterprise License users.

Method 3: Migrate GoDaddy Webmail To Office 365 Using Thunderbird

This method is similar to the previous one. In this technique, we will configure the GoDaddy account in Thunderbird and then Import MBOX files to Office 365 by using SysCurve MBOX Converter.

Step 1: Configure GoDaddy Mailbox In Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Open Mozilla Thunderbird
  2. Go to the Tools menu
  3. Select Account Settings
  4. Click on Account Actions and select Add Mail Account option
  5. Provide details such as Your Name, Email, and Password
  6. Click on the Continue button

Step 2: Import MBOX Files Into Office 365

  1. Download SysCurve MBOX Converter
  2. Click on the Browse option to add the MBOX file
  3. Check the preview of the selected items (Optional)
  4. Click on the Export option
  5. Select Office 365 as Export Option
  6. Provide Office 365 login credentials to sign-in

Note: To migrate MBOX data to Office 365, you need a Business License or Enterprise License users.

Conclusion

In this post we discussed IMAP, Webmail, why do we need to migrate GoDaddy webmail to Office 365 and describe the top 3 methods to import GoDaddy webmail to Office 365. It will be good if you keep a backup before executing these processes. We hope this post will help you to migrate email from GoDaddy to Office 365.

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