Notes to Outlook Conversion

Migrate Lotus Notes mailboxes and archives to Outlook

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Address Magic Enterprise PLUS (AME) provides a complete solution for migrating email, calendars and address books from Lotus Notes to Outlook for 100 to 100,000 mailboxes. AME is designed to minimize deployment costs by running hands-off with its unique Configure Once, Run Everywhere design. AME can convert Lotus Notes data to either an Outlook PST file, an Exchange mailbox, or a combination of the two.

Home and small business users should see Address Magic Personal PLUS.


The best way to demonstrate the Notes to Outlook conversion capabilities is with a short example. AME is command line based to simplify automation. Wizards are useful for getting started, but aren't a viable solution for migrating thousands of users.

Here's how to convert a user's address book to the Outlook Contacts folder on a client workstation:

C:\> addrload nsf pst

That's it. AME finds all of the files, finds the servers, finds the folders, the Notes ID file, the Outlook profile - it's all automatic.

Now we'll add the commands to convert the Notes archive file to a PST file, then the Domino mailbox and the calendar/tasks to the Exchange mailbox:

C:\> addrload -m nsf Archive.pst
C:\> addrload -mr nsf:server!! pst

The only prerequisites are Outlook and Lotus Notes. AME did not have to be installed or preconfigured to run the above commands.

Our support specialists will work with you during your evaluation to determine if this strategy works best for you, a server-based strategy, or some combination.

Enterprise Features (Enterprise versions)
Exchange Server Administrative Access Supported Allows conversions without creating new profiles and without requiring a password for each mailbox.
Centralized Logging Supported Track the progress of each user and each folder with centralized logging and monitoring.
Create PST files Supported Automatically creates new pst files on-the-fly and adds or removes them from the Outlook profile as needed.
Select Notes ID File Supported Switch to any Lotus Notes ID file for which you have the password to allow access to any mailbox..
No Installation Supported Can be run from a central file server or batch file with no installation and no "footprint."
No Registration Supported Automatically validates with the licensing server. No need to type in a registration code on each workstation.
Non-Interactive Supported Run the migration centrally or each user's workstation with no user involvement.
Address Book Features (All versions)
Supported Fields Supported All compatible fields are converted to Outlook, even fields like Birthday and Comments.
SMTP Addresses Supported All Lotus Notes email addresses are resolved to their respective SMTP addresses. Names in distribution lists will be resolved to public address books if necessary.
Distribution Lists Supported Distribution lists are converted, including one-offs, local members, and public address book members.
iNotes Support Supported Server-side iNotes address books are fully supported.
PDA Compatibility Supported Contacts in Outlook are formatted to Outlook standards to ensure that synchronization applications will have the correct data to perform PDA synchronization.
Email Features (PLUS version)
Market Leading Performance Supported Uses the lowest-level programming interfaces for the highest possible performance. A recent test on a circa-2007 desktop converted 21MB/minute from NSF to PST and 30MB/minute from NSF to Exchange.
Minimize Output Size Supported The size of the converted messages is minimized with judicious use of styles and native MIME support.
Folder Hierarchy Supported The Lotus Notes folder structure is duplicated in the PST files.
Rich Text Supported Rich Text messages are correctly converted.
MIME Messages Supported MIME messages are accurately converted without first converting them to Rich Text.
Attachments Supported Attachments are preserved,
Embedded Images Supported Embedded images are converted.
Date Conversion Supported Dates such as sent, received, and downloaded are converted, including time zone compensation.
Encrypted Messages Supported Messages are decrypted during conversion.
Filtering Supported Filter by folder and date.
Calendar Features (PLUS version)
Calendars Supported Appointments, events, and to-do lists are all converted to Outlook, including reminders when appropriate.
Recurring Appointments Supported Recurrences are preserved or converted to multiple appointments as needed.
All Day Events Supported All Day events are accurately converted, including free/busy status.
Other Features
Domino and Client Mailbox Support Supported Convert from client or server-side mailboxes.
Archive files Supported Fully supported.
Non-destructive Conversion Supported Data in Lotus Notes will not be changed and users can continue to use Notes after the conversion.
International Support Supported International character sets are fully supported, including Far East languages like Japanese and Chinese.

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