Lotus Notes to Exchange 2016 Migration Guide

IBM Lotus Notes stands as a versatile email platform appreciated by users for its efficiency in managing emails and facilitating rapid communication. This robust platform offers a wide array of applications, enabling users to tackle a diverse range of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Instant messaging, secure web browsing, calendar, etc.
  • SMTP/MIME-based email messaging, automatic document to HTML conversion, NNTP-based news, etc.

But there are some shortcomings to the Lotus Notes like -

  • The user interface of the Lotus Notes is complicated than that of the Outlook.
  • You have to purchase Lotus Notes separately, but the Outlook comes integrated with Microsoft Office Suite.

If you've made the decision to transition from Lotus Notes to Exchange Server, there's no need to be perplexed about the migration process. While some free NSF to PST conversion methods are available, they may not be suitable for handling large volumes of data. In such cases, Kernel for Lotus Notes to Outlook emerges as the ideal solution.

Kernel for Lotus Notes to Outlook is a distinctive migration tool that not only seamlessly collects NSF files from your local computer but also interfaces with live Domino Servers across your network. Now, let's proceed to outline the step-by-step procedure for using this tool:

  see the procedure of the tool step-by-step Date Range
  1. Install and run the email converter software. Click the button ‘Add Local NSF File(s) Click the button ‘Add Local NSF File(s)
  2. Browse the NSF files which you want to migrate to Exchange. Click Open. Click Open
  3. After selecting the files, choose a file and click the Preview button to get a look of its contents. click the Preview button to get a look of its contents
  4. Browse between folders to check the content by preview and then click Back option. Next click Migrate. click Back option. Next click Migrate.
  5. Choose the second option of Exchange and click OK. click OK
  6. Input the login credentials for the Exchange and then click Validate. Check the option ‘Use existing profile,’ if you have Outlook 2016/2019. Also, check the corresponding option if you want to migrate to Exchange Server 2013/2016/2019. Click OK. Click OK
  7. Click the button ‘Get Target Mailbox List’ to map the source NSF files with the Exchange mailboxes.
  8. If any account remains unmapped, click the Mapping button and select the destination mailbox for NSF file, and click OK.. click OK
  9. The Date Range page brings multiple filter options to you like Date Range, Select Categories, exclude folders, include folders, skip hidden view, etc. After applying the selected filters, click, OK.
  10. Select the preferred saving format/quality. Then click, OK. click, OK
  11. The data starts migrating. You can click the Stop button to halt the migration at any point. click the Stop button to halt the migration at any point
  12. After completing the migration. The tool gives a message ‘Saving Complete.’ Click OK. Saving Complete Click OK

  1. I was worried about the quality of the migration as some of mailboxes in our NSF files were too large, but due to the mapping feature of the software, we made sure that the correct data was migrated to the correct Exchange mailbox.

  1. The software allows a clean migration and the migration report is simple and easy to understand.

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