How to migrate GoDaddy webmail to Office 365?

migrate godaddy webmail to office 365

Godaddy is an internet domain registrar and web hosting company. It has approximately 18.5 million customers who are using its services. Godaddy also offers webmail functionality. But recently, many users are migrating GoDaddy webmail to Office 365 to get the benefits of the cloud platform. If you are also a webmail user and willing to migrating to Office 365, then this post will be helpful for you.

In this post, we will discuss why users are migrating GoDaddy webmail to Office 365 and how to successfully migrate GoDaddy mailboxes to Office 365. But before we discuss the solution, let’s talk about webmail.

What is webmail?

Webmail is a web-based email account, which provides an easy way of sending and receiving emails from a web browser instead of an email client. When you use webmail, then you are directly accessing your emails from the server. It is a very effective solution for those who have multiple devices.

Why users are migrating GoDaddy webmail to Office 365?

Webmail offers a simple way of sending and receiving emails from a browser, but it requires a consistent Internet connection. It is a very big problem for many users. Without the internet connection, you cannot access your email, and even if you have a slow internet connection, then you can’t work properly.

On the other side, Email programs and apps are better because they don’t require a consistent Internet connection, and even you can work on a slow internet connection. For example, if you are using MS Outlook or Office 365, then you can access all emails, calendars, notes, etc. without the internet connection. You can create new emails, manage calendars. Once you connected to the internet connection, then all the emails will be sent automatically. These programs will help you to save your time.

To avail of these advantages, many users are migrating GoDaddy webmail to Office 365. Apart from these, Office 365 provides cloud-based services that mean you can universally access data at any time. You can share your data with anyone, can include your team in projects, etc. It increases teamwork and productivity and allows third-party integration. Office 365 also includes all Office applications like Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, Lync, etc. It is a cost-effective program and offers high-level security.

How to migrate mailbox from GoDaddy to Office 365?

Office 365 does not give any option to import emails from GoDaddy or other webmail. So, there is no direct method available for GoDaddy to Office 365 migration. But here we will tell you the easiest way to convert GoDaddy email to Office 365.

Step 1: Configure GoDaddy Webmail on Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013

  • Open MS Outlook
  • Click on File option
  • Click on + Add Account option
  • Provide your name, email address, password, and click on Next.
  • It will take a few minutes. Once it gets completed, click on the Finish button.

After the configuration, Outlook will download all data from the GoDaddy Webmail mailbox, and it will save your data in the OST file. Now go to C:\Users\ username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook and check your file.

Step 2: Migrate OST to Office 365

To perform this step, you need OST to Office 365 migration tool on your local machine. This software directly migrates OST to Office 365 cloud platform.

  • Open the OST to Office 365 tool
  • Click on the Add file option and select your OST file. After that, click on scan button and click on OK
  • Once it completely processes your file, it will display all items inside the software dashboard
  • Click on the Export option
  • Select Export all folders and choose Office 365 as Export option
  • Click on the Export button
  • Provide Office 365 account login details such as Office 365 email and password
  • Finally, click on sign in
  • Once the process gets completed, click on the OK button.

After that, open your Office 365 account and check all data.

Questions from the topic

Q. How to migrate mailbox from GoDaddy to Office 365 manually?

You can use the IMAP manual method to migrate GoDaddy to Office 365 manually. However, this is a very complex method and requires technical expertise. In the manual method, you need to set up the GoDaddy webmail account, and you also need to save all email credentials in a CSV file. After that, move the mailbox from GoDaddy to Office 365. All an all, it is a difficult method.

Q. Can we configure Godaddy webmail with Thunderbird?

Yes, you can configure Godaddy webmail with Thunderbird. To configure the account, follow the below mention steps.

  • Open Thunderbird
  • Go to Thunderbird menu and select options
  • Click on Account settings
  • Select Account actions and click on Add mail account
  • Provide your name, email address, password, and click on continue
  • Select POP3 (keep mail on your computer) and click on continue

You can also migrate MBOX to Office 365. For this, you need MBOX to Office 365 migration tool. The process will remain the same as OST to Office 365.