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Import Outlook Express to Office 365

Anuraag Singh | Modified: 2021-11-08T05:39:26+00:00|Office 365, Outlook Express | 5 Minutes Reading

This post is completely about importing Outlook Express to Office 365, so I’ll tell you a smooth way to do that.

Nowadays, people like to use more and more technology so that they can have ease in their working.
And that’s the fact of the 21st century.

When we talk about email clients platforms, Microsoft products have always maintained their place/share in the market.

Microsoft isn’t new, it’s been decades, it has earned a share from the user’s heart.
Because they provide multiple services based on the necessity of users and satisfy their users with the best of the best in the area of tech.

Outlook Express & Office 365

New kid on the block, lemme give a brief intro about Outlook Express and Office 365:

Outlook Express is an email client which provides services to the users that allows them to send and receive emails for business and personal use.
But due to the termination of Outlook Express on 4 April 2014 users started to migrate their data to different email clients.
DBX is a file format of the OE application and it stores email folders as Inbox.dbx, spam.dbx, etc.

Organizations and professionals are moving rapidly towards cloud system-based email clients and one of them is “Office 365”.

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite and has collaborated with Microsoft existing online applications like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and others, into cloud service.

Add Microsoft Team for communication and Skype for business.

People are moving to O365, and that holds true for even OE users. Take a look at why M365 is so popular that it leads to users importing Outlook Express to Office 365.

Why Microsoft Office 365 is Popular

  • Run Office 365 from anywhere anytime.
  • It’s a walk in the park to create an account on Office 356. To explore Office 365, users can create a trial account and test it.
  • Corporates and Enterprises buy Office 365 solutions they need (Office 365 has multiple options) and switch CAPEX into OPEX.
  • Users can avoid repeatedly sign-in by storing their passwords in the system tray.
  • Use Office 365 to synchronize with your email, calendar, and contacts. When you update any data it will automatically synchronize in all your devices.
  • As a cloud-based application, Office 365 saves your system data in Onedrive automatically. It ensures you that even if any damage occurs to any of your devices, data will be safe and secure.

Intro apart, importing from one email client to another is always a heated process.

Here, we are importing Outlook Express to Office 365, that’s gonna be quite difficult if you’re going to use any native approach. Because Outlook Express is already discontinued.

And DBX files are kind of we can say an “introvert”, don’t go along with other email clients.

So, just think of it this way, you are trying to use the native way to import Outlook Express to Office 365, and suddenly with one click your DBX file gets deleted or corrupted.

What will you do?

I’m not describing here any native way of importing because it is a very long process, requiring tech knowledge.
Even if I provide you step by step it’s going to be too hectic to perform and the mistake occurrence percentage is so high.
And I don’t want you to lose any of your precious data.

That is why I’m suggesting you a professional way, which is exactly based on your requirement and gives you a 100% secure and safe result.

The approach you can use to Import Outlook Express to Office 365

Migration will be done in two steps, first, you need to convert DBX files to PST, then import these PST files into Office 365 tool.  With these two steps, you can effortlessly import your OE DBX files data.

Step 1: Install and Run Converter tool

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  • Select Add files icon >> hit on Path {for adding DBX files in the software} >> Next

first page add file

  • Now, click on Export >> Select PST  Export as Microsoft Outlook (.pst) file option

select export option

  • Click on Browse (for adding the location of the .pst file)
  • Click on Export to start the conversion process.

Step 2: Run DBX to Office 365 Migrator

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  • Fill your Office 365 email address >> hit on the Login button


add credentials of office 365 account


  • Hit on Add Folder to add the location of .pst file >> press Next Button


add folder

  • Now, select a category  and apply Date Filter


checkbox corresponding

  • Hit on the Import button.


click on import

Quality Check

  • Migrate Outlook Express to Office 365 in a flawless manner.
  • Import Selective or multiple DBX file(s).
  • Keeps meta properties after migration.
  • No limit in file(s) size.
  • Generates migration report.
  • Category of folders, create folder hierarchy and mail filter (date filter) options are present.
  • Import DBX files with attachments.
  • The application supports all versions of Outlook Express (6.0, 5.5, 5.01, 5.0, etc.)

The integrity of this application is not just that which is given above. Apart from that bulk files can be imported without any limitation. While migrating, you can also “Pause” and “Resume” the process. Use the free demo version of the application to test its working and ensure that it’s relevant to your needs.

The Verge

Don’t get me wrong as I’m suggesting you import Outlook Express to Office 365 in a professional way, and not the manual way. But it is a responsibility to give users a safe error-free way to solve their queries. And the approach I told you, you can use it without the fear of losing data.