How to Migrate Zimbra to Office 365 Including Emails, Contacts, Calendar, and Briefcase?

Move Data, July 21, 2020

In the past few years, there has been a drastic shift from Zimbra mail to Office 365 due to the better up gradation features of Office 365. Although Zimbra is a robust email system, still many organizations find it too simplistic to fulfill their requirements. So, in this article we will take you through some major steps involved to migrate Zimbra to Office 365 cloud. Keep reading to get a clear knowledge of how to do Zimbra mail server migration to Office 365. Get a direct solution to import Zimbra to Office 365 from BitRecover. The zMigrator Wizard makes easy to export Zimbra emails to Office 365 account.

Zimbra to Office 365 Migration Tool – Here’s All You Need to Know

Are you worried that your Zimbra mail has chunks of emails and now you intend to export Zimbra to Office 365? Don’t panic! One of our client from US asked us a similar query and we suggested him Zimbra to Office 365 migration tool.
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Mr. Daniel: I bought a new plan of Office 365. I decided to move all my data to the cloud. However, there were some crucial emails on my Zimbra mailbox.  I wanted to import Zimbra to Office 365. So, I tried it manually but then, I found it lengthy as well as tricky. One more thing was, I was wanted to move multiple Zimbra mailboxes at once to Office 365 mailbox. Thus, I planned to find out some direct solution to batch migrate email from Zimbra to Office 365 account.

Our Expert: Hi, Daniel! You can use our Zimbra to Office 365 converter to transfer Zimbra TGZ to Office 365. It has the ability to migrate emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, briefcase, to-do list, etc.

Mr. Daniel: Thank you so much BitRecover team! After finding the zMigrator Wizard now I have successfully did Zimbra email migration to Office 365.

Just like the above case, you can also migrate emails from Zimbra to Office 365 with all associated email components in few seconds with the help of Zimbra to Office 365 migration tool. Try the free demo version to evaluate the software’s features and thereafter, you can upgrade to the license version.

What Compel Users to Migrate Emails from Zimbra to Office 365 ?

Zimbra is a lightweight email application which is quite popular among small business. But, when business grows, then the needs becomes more complex and one can compromise in terms of work proficiency. Hence, many users ask BitRecover about how to migrate Zimbra to Office 365. We have analysed the following reasons:

(1) Users find GUI of Zimbra as outdated especially if they have used mail services which are more leading now days. Hence, emerges the need to do Zimbra to Office 365 migration.
(2) The filter and search options are not too much flexible comparatively to other email services.
(3) Synchronization and account configuration issues of Zimbra mail make users to migrate Zimbra mail to Office 365.

Necessity of Zimbra to Office 365 Migration

Proper management of data is necessary to take your enterprise to a next level. There are some certain things that gives a strong urge to users to migrate Zimbra to Office 365.

(1) Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) is undoubtedly the BEST email service. The users can enjoy a wide range of useful features on a subscription basis.
(2) Everyone knows the benefits of using cloud-based suite and Office 365 is one among the top most email system on the scene.
(3) O365 offers a huge pool of security features like no other email service and also gives a consistent experience while users are accessing mails, address book, notes, documents, etc.
(4) Unlike the standalone applications available on the web, Office 365 is arguably a comprehensive suite of multiple applications as well as services tied together.

Zimbra Email Migration to Office 365 – 4 Step Solution

The process to migrate email from Zimbra to Office 365 can be summarized in four steps:

1. Archiving Zimbra Mailbox Contents

Read this solution of Zimbra to Office 365 Converter to import multiple emails of Zimbra mail to Office 365 account.

First, we need to extract data from Zimbra mailbox to begin the process of data migration.

Follow the given steps to extract Zimbra TGZ data.

Step 1: Open Zimbra on your system. Go to the preference option.

preference option

Step 2: Select Import/Export option from left panel.

Import/Export option

Step3: From the export Window, choose data types, which are needed to be moved and click on the Export button.

choose data types

Step4: Select an option Save file to save data.

Save file

Step5: Select preferred location to save an exported data on your machine.

Select preferred location

2. Using Zimbra to Office 365 Converter to Migrate Emails

Once you have the TGZ files, now follow the given steps of instructions:

Now download this software and follow the given steps.

Step 1: Choose the desired option to upload Zimbra files on Zimbra to Office 365 Converter panel.

1- Add Files

2- Add Folders

3- or Add Extracted Folder

upload Zimbra files

Step 2: Browse the data files from the stored location to upload on tool’s panel.

Browse the data files

Step3: Check the desired name and click on the Convert button to migrate the data files.

Check the desired name

Step4: Select Office 365 from the list of options to save the data files.

list of options

Step5: If you want to change the language then, check an option change language.

change the language

Step 6: If you are an admin then, check an option “I am Admin”.

I am Admin

3. Setting up I am Admin Option

Open Microsoft Office 365 on your machine. Enter the credentials of your Office 365 mailbox.

Open Microsoft Office 365

Select “permissions” options after that select Hygiene Management. Now, click on “+” icon to add ApplicationImpersonation role.


Click on the ApplicationImpersonation and click on Add button >> click on OK.

click on Add button

Moving on click “+” icon for the addition of admin account users or members list.

admin account

Select member and click Add button >> click on Ok.

Select member

Click on Save button once the update is completed, you will get completion message.

Click on Save button

Add mailbox delegation usage for administrator after that click on Recipients.

mailbox delegation

Click on Mailbox Delegation and click on “+” icon for adding of Full usage to Administrator. Then, click on the Save button.

Go to the application’s panel again.

4. Trigger the Zimbra to Office 365 Migration

Step 7: Enter credentials of your Office 365 mailbox and click on Next button.

credentials of your Office 365

Once the migration is completed, you will get a message of completion on screen.

Step 8: Open Office 365 account to view email messages from Zimbra mail.

What is Specialty of Zimbra to Office 365 Converter ?

Set of abilities marks Zimbra to Office 365 migration tool an exceptional software to execute data migration process.

1- The user-friendly interface of tool assurances to give users with easy migration procedure of data from Zimbra to O365 account.

2- In case you are apprehensive about the technical inputs then, you can be at comfort as the tool does not compromise on the technical end and offer all techniques needed to migrate Zimbra to Office 365.

3- Works effortlessly on all Windows OS platform without any restrictions.

4- While you migrate Zimbra to OWA, the software will safeguard that data is safe and MetaData properties are preserved.

5- Allows to migrate Zimbra calendar to Office 365 cloud and Zimbra contacts to Office 365.

6- No, any external software is required for implementation of the process from import Zimbra to 0ffice 365 account.

7- Unlimited data can be moved from one mailbox to the cloud easily.

Take a Free Trial to Evaluate the Tool’s Features – Download it NOW!

To understand how the software works, we suggest you to first take a free trial of the DEMO VERSION. It is available free of cost and gives you facility to convert 25 items from Zimbra folder to supported format. For doing unlimited Zimbra mail server migration to Office 365, quickly purchase the license keys.

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Frequently Asked Queries

How to Migrate Zimbra Mail to Office 365 ?

  1. Open Zimbra mails Export desired emails.
  2. Launch Zimbra to Office 365 migration tool and add files/ folders.
  3. Check desired Zimbra TGZ files and select Office 365 saving option.
  4. Enter credentials of Office 365 account for migration.
  5. Hit on convert to start to migrate Zimbra to Office 365.

Q2: What are some benefits of doing Zimbra to Office 365 migration?

#1 With Zimbra email client, you need to configure an account, however Microsoft 35 gives inbuild account facilities.

#2 Office 365 is best for enterprise level platform that helps users to manage an account database easily.

#3 By doing Zimbra to Office 365 migration, you can enjoy various benefits of Office 365 – calendar management, easy document storage, efficient management of documents, strong video support, real-time notifications as well as updates, etc.

#4 You can enjoy multiple applications on a single platform with Office 365 such as OneDrive, Dropbox, Outlook, LeadMaster, etc.

#5 It is a trustworthy email application of Microsoft INC which offers encryption of sensitive data at rest and Http for every page as well as platforms.

Q3: Can I use Zimbra to Office 365 converter on Windows 10 platform?

Yes, this application is supported on all Windows OS including Windows10 to migrate email from Zimbra to Office 365.

Over to You

Testing and executing aforementioned steps creates easy to move all emails, contacts, calendar, briefcase, etc. from Zimbra to MS Office 365. Even, Zimbra to Office 365 migration tool comes up with demo edition for testing software before purchasing. After using the tool, I got it worthy tool to execute Zimbra to Office 365 migration.

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