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What is the Outlook Migration Assistant?

The Outlook Migration Assistant is a lightweight client app that provides a smoother migration experience. It automatically sets up Outlook, creates a new Outlook email profile and moves local data such as:

  1. POP email data
  2. Contacts/Calendars/Tasks
  3. Signatures
  4. Autocomplete cache

Download the Outlook Migration Assistant.

The Outlook Migration Assistant is recommended since it improves your migration experience, and it's required for moving POP email services. If it's not possible to use, we'll still be able to migrate the data on your mail server. (Learn more about your migration options.)

Who can use the Outlook Migration Assistant?

The email account owner or the local admin can set up the migration tool. The Outlook Migration Assistant supports the following configurations:

  • Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Outlook for Windows including versions 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.
  • Office 365 license types that support client-level Exchange access.
  • .Net Framework 4.6

The Outlook Migration Assistant isn't available for Linux, Outlook for Mac users, and anyone using Outlook 2003 or 2007. In those cases, we can migrate your email but can't move your local data (contacts/calendars/tasks, signatures and autocomplete cache). Determine what type of migration is right for your email account.

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