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How to Import Lotus Notes to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013? A Quick Guide

Anuraag Singh | Modified: 2021-12-08T04:39:10+00:00|Lotus Notes | 5 Minutes Reading

If you are planning to import Lotus Notes to Outlook? Then it is important to keep in mind that, you have to import all your Lotus Notes data such as emails, contacts, calendars into Outlook. Both of the email clients used by many organizations for business purposes. But, both email clients use different file formats.

Lotus Notes supports NSF file format and Microsoft Outlook supports PST file format. So technically it is impossible to open the NSF file into Outlook. Therefore in this write-up, we are going to discuss the best and easy way to import Lotus Notes .nsf file into Outlook .pst file. So stay with us and learn how to convert NSF to PST without Lotus Notes in an effective manner.

Why Users Needs to Import Lotus Notes Emails to Outlook?

There are various reasons behind importing .nsf file to Outlook some of them listed below:

  • User Interface:- The interface of Lotus Notes is not a user-friendly GUI, it is so complicated to understand for normal users. And does not provide various features for users to access mailbox data.
  • Account synchronization problem:- Due to the complicated user interface, the process of account synchronization is very difficult and the user needs some technical expertise to configure email account into Lotus Notes.
  • Pricing:- Pricing is another reason, which forces users to import Lotus Notes to Outlook. Because users have to pay a huge amount of money to buy this email client.
  • Data and Account management:- In Lotus Notes users can operate single account at a time and if users want to change the account then he/she have to change the account setting. Data management is also another reason because in Outlook users can save their data in PST or OST file format according to account configurations. But in Lotus Notes the format of data of emails, calendars, contacts, all are stored in NSF file format.

How to Import Lotus Notes to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010?

Lotus Notes and Microsoft Outlook support different file formats to save their mailboxes data. Due to that, there is no manual method available for this process. Because first, you have to change your .nsf file into .pst then you will able to import .pst file into Outlook.

SysTools NSF to PST Converter is the best and most searched software for this task. Most of the professionals suggest this tool to import .nsf file into Outlook. This tool completes the whole process in a few minutes.

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NFS to PST Converter tool is capable to convert all Lotus Notes .nsf file like emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, notes, journals into Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 as well as it migrates contacts in separate PST files.

By using this tool users can convert all their emails with attachments. And users can able to save emails and contacts in a single PST file using this tool. If users want to switch from Lotus Notes to Exchange Server environments then this software can export bulk data from NSF to Exchange mailboxes server.

This software is able to maintain the folder and sub folder hierarchy after importing .nsf file to Outlook. This tool provides many filters such as date based filter for journals, filter for duplicate contacts, email filter and so on which helps users to filter their emails in importing process.

For security concerns some of the .nsf files are in encrypted form and this tool is capable to remove encryption option. This software maintains the internet header of all emails during the conversion process. And the most important feature of this software is GUI which makes it easy to use as well as it supports all the latest versions of Microsoft Outlook.

After all the features let’s see the working process of NSF File to PST Converter Tool:

Step 1: Download and install the software on your machine to Import Lotus Notes to Outlook

NSF to PST Converter

Step 2: Now, click on Browse button to add .nsf file which you want to convert

Browse NSF File

Step 3: After that, Export all or selective data via Date Filter

Import Lotus Notes to Outlook Options

Step 4: Now, Browse desired location to save the resultant PST file and click on Export button

Export NSF to PST

How to Import Resultant PST file into Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013?

After importing process you have .pst file in your local system now to complete the process you have to import resultant .pst file into Outlook. We using Outlook 2016 for importing process (Outlook 2019, 2016 and 2013 has the same interface and import PST options). So, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Open Outlook and then click on File Option >> Open & Export >> Import/Export

Import Lotus Notes to Outlook Feature

Step 2: Under Import and Export Wizard choose Import from another program or file

Import Export Wizard

Step 3: Now, select Outlook Data File(.pst) then Next

Select Outlook PST File

Step 4: After that, click on Browse button to select your resultant .pst file

Browse Resultant PST File

Step 5: Now, select the Folder where you want to transfer data file and then click on Finish

Import Lotus Notes to Outlook Process Done

Step 6: After all the settings, your Imported PST files will be displayed on the left side pane in Outlook


Lotus Notes is a very secure and business-oriented email client. But due to some reasons and complicated users interface most of the users switching towards Outlook. Hence, in this write-up, we have discussed the effective way to import Lotus Notes to Outlook.