Top 3 Methods to Migrate Email from GoDaddy to Office 365

May 3, 2020  |  Posted by: Deepak Singh Bisht

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

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

In this post, we will discuss the webmail, why you should migrate GoDaddy webmail to Office 365, and how to transfer email from Godaddy to Office 365. But before we discuss the Webmail, let's understand the IMAP and Webmail first.

What is IMAP?

We know that email messages, files, and folders are stored on servers. With the help of Internet Message Access Protocol, we access these things via the Internet.

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 are users migrating GoDaddy Webmail to Office 365?

By using Office 365, users can universally access data at anytime from anywhere. Apart from this, Office 365 also provides all Office applications, like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, etc. To avail, these benefits many users are moving their emails from GoDaddy webmail to Office 365.

Reasons behind GoDaddy to Office 365 migration

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

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 transfer email from GoDaddy to Office 365.

Method 1: IMAP migration from GoDaddy to Office 365

With the help of this method, you can easily migrate mail from GoDaddy to Office 365 for free.

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: Import CSV 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 OST Converter. It will quickly migrate email from GoDaddy to Office 365 without hassle.

Method 2: Migrate GoDaddy Webmail to Office 365 using Microsoft Outlook

This method is simple and saves a lot of time. In this method, we will configure the GoDaddy to Outlook using IMAP or POP, and after that, we will import OST to Office 365.

Step 1: Configure GoDaddy Webmail to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013

  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 to Office 365 by using OST Converter

  1. Download and install the SysCurve OST Converter
  2. Click on the Add File option to add the OST file and click on OK to upload
  3. After uploading, the software will generate a preview mode. You can check the preview of the selected items (Optional)
  4. Click on the Export option and select Office 365 as Export Option
  5. Provide a location for the log file and click on the Next button
  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 and click on Sign in to start the migration process.

Note: To migrate OST to Office 365, you need a Business or Enterprise License of this OST Converter tool.

Method 3: Transfer Email from GoDaddy 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.

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 to Office 365 using MBOX to Office 365 tool

  1. Download and Install SysCurve MBOX to Office 365 tool
  2. Click on the Browse option and select Add MBOX file option
  3. Click on Browse button to select MBOX file and click on Next button
  4. Check the preview of the selected items (Optional)
  5. Click on the Export option and select Office 365 as Export Option
  6. Provide a location to save the log file and click on the Export button
  7. From Export to Office 365 window, select Export options as per your requirement and click on the Next button
  8. Provide Office 365 login credentials and click on the sign-in button to start the migration process.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I transfer my emails from GoDaddy to Office 365?

Configure GoDaddy webmail to Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird using IMAP or POP. After that, you can use third-party software to migrate mailbox data to Office 365.

What are the limitations of GoDaddy Office 365?

GoDaddy Office 365 Limitations:

  • Message size limit – 25 MB
  • Subject Length – 255 Characters
  • Recipients – 500 per message
  • Messages per mailbox folder – 1 million
  • ActiveSync Devices — 10 devices

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