Updated on December 18th, 2020
Synopsis: Let us discuss the methods to convert Maildir to PST file format.
There are many types of email clients available nowadays. Users prefer to use different types of email clients according to their requirements and preferences. One such file format is Maildir and Maildir++. But sometimes, people wish to migrate their files from Maildir file format to Outlook PST. Let us introduce ourselves to these email file formats and see how to convert Maildir to PST easily.
This is an email format which stored email messages over the server in its database. In Maildir format, each and every email message is kept a separate file with a unique filename and each folder of Maildir called directory. Maildir directory divided into three sub directory such as cur, tmp, and new.
Maildir++ is a file extension of Maildir files which supports subfolders and mail quotas. All the subdirectories in Maildir++ are found to be named as (dot) .thefilename
Microsoft Outlook is a popular email client all over the world used by many enterprises, professionals, home users, etc. It manages your emails, contacts, calendars, notes, etc in a secure way and provides a good level user interface. This is the main reason why people moving to MS Outlook.
As per mentions, Maildir is a server-based email format, so you can’t access emails directory you need to connect to the server every time to read Maildir emails. A user easily converts Maildir to Outlook by following the manual methods.
Both email applications have their own advantages, but still, there are some people who want to migrate Maildir emails to Outlook. One of the main reasons to migrate or convert Maildir to PST is that Maildir is a server based email format. You always have to access the Server to read the Maildir Emails.
This forces the users to migrate Maildir files to Windows Operating System, hence making it a requirement for users to convert Maildir to PST file formats.
To migrate Maildir files to PST, you need to export Maildir files from the server and create a backup in local drive your system. To export the Maildir Files, you can follow the following steps:
A user needs to access Maildir files from the server and create a backup in local drive of a personal computer. Follow the mention steps to save Maildir files on the local machine:
Steps 1. Connect to Server of any website
Step 2. Click on mail folder and explore the files that you want
Steps 3. Now you can see all Maildir file folder (.Draft, .Sent, .Trash, cur, tmp, new, etc)
Steps 4.Now create a Maildir file backup with all subfolders in local drive.
Import Maildir files to MS Outlook
You can follow the following steps to Import maildir Files to MS Outlook:
Step 1. Start by Logging in to MS Outlook application and Click on File tab.
Step 2. In the drop-down menu, Select Open & Export option then click on Import/Export.
Step 3. Select Import from another program or file option from the given list. Click on Next button.
Steps 4. Now Open the converted PST file from local drive by Browse option and click on Next button.
Step 5. In the next step, click on the Finish button to finalize the importing process.
In this way you can convert or migrate Maildir to PST(Outlook) format.
Maildir Converter Tool by SysInfo Tools is a standalone tool to perform conversion of Maildir folder or sub-folders to multiple file formats like Outlook PST, MBOX, PDF, HTML EML, and MSG. Some of the features of this tool are:
In this blog post, I have explained the manual method to Convert Maildir to PST file format. You can use this method. But, this method is not easy to implement by a technical novice. So, I have explained the professional method to convert Maildir to PST and do the conversion easily.
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