IMAP / POP3 to Microsoft 365 Migrations

Automation for predictable, seamless IMAP / POP3 to Office 365 cloud migrations

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IMAP and POP3 to Microsoft 365
IMAP and POP3 to Microsoft 365
Migrations can be complex and risky. Work with a SkyKick partner and a top-rated migration tool to make it simple and stress-free.

For IMAP/POP3 to Office 365 migrations, SkyKick Migration Suites migrate both server-side and client-side data, including contacts, calendars, email categories, and more. Migration tools that focus on moving only server-side data miss valuable information stored only on the client in IMAP and POP3 email environments. SkyKick automates the migration of IMAP and POP3 data from both the server and clients to deliver a seamless transition for your users.

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  • Easy to get started
  • No business disruption
  • Real-time management
  • High data fidelity
  • Safe – No data deleted
  • Smooth transition for employees

Migration products

We know there’s a big difference between migrating a few desk-less workers and migrating an entire enterprise-level organization. SkyKick offers three different migration products to meet your unique environment.

From start to finish your service provider is responsible for orchestrating everything from project plan, setup and management to high fidelity data transfer to end-user readiness and reconfiguration. Intelligent automation streamlines your digital transformation for a stress-free cloud migration.

Small Business
Migration Suite

Robust project automation designed for Office 365 migrations from 1-250 users

Enterprise Email
Migration Suite

Project automation for large, staged, or multi-server Office 365 migrations

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What we migrate from IMAP/POP3 to Microsoft 365

  • Email
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Tasks
  • Data Journal
  • Alias/Distribution Groups
  • Massive Mailboxes (50GB+)
  • Email Categories
  • Meeting Invite Integrity/Status
  • Outlook Profile
  • Offline PSTs
  • Address Autocomplete
  • Signature Block

How to move your email to Microsoft 365

8 Vital considerations for a successful email migration to Microsoft 365


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Our goal is to empower customers to achieve more with the peace of mind that their data is protected and secure when migrated to the cloud. Our bundled solution of Microsoft 365, a SkyKick migration, SkyKick Cloud Backup, and our CordiCare Support gives customers exactly that. And it allows us to spend more time focusing on strategy, solving business problems for our customers and helping them achieve their goals.”

– Jeff Moser, CTO, Cordicate IT

Frequently asked questions

How do you migrate POP to Office 365?

Most POP servers only store a few weeks of mail data. The majority resides on the local client such as Outlook. When performing a POP migration, the SkyKick Outlook Assistant will perform the entire migration process at cutover by uploading the Primary POP data store into the new Office 365 Outlook profile created by the Outlook Assistant. Talk to your SkyKick Migration Suites service provider for more information.

How do you migrate IMAP to Office 365?

Typically, only mail and folder structure are accessible directly from an IMAP server, whereas contacts and calendars are typically stored locally on clients like Outlook. The Outlook Assistant works with SkyKick Server Sync to provide a comprehensive migration of both server-side and client-side data. Talk to your SkyKick Migration Suites service provider for more information.

How do I start to migrate POP3 to Office 365?

The best way to get started with an POP3 to Microsoft 365 migration – or any migration – is to contact a SkyKick Migration Suites service provider. They can share detailed information on Pre-Migration Prep Guide, Migration Planning and Configuration, Migration Monitoring and Management and Getting Started Guide for Microsoft 365.

What kind of data can be migrated from POP3/IMAP to Office 365?

SkyKick migrates server-side data, including email, calendars, tasks, contacts, and shared mailboxes. SkyKick also migrates local client-side data, including auto-complete and email signature blocks.

What Makes SkyKick Migration Suite different from other POP3/IMAP mail migration tools?

We built the SkyKick Migration Suites to provide IT partners with an automated migration tool to accelerate their customers’ cloud transformation with comprehensive planning, accurate provisioning, no lost data, and a great end-user experience. Unlike other Microsoft 365 migration tools that focus primarily on moving server-side data—one step in a comprehensive migration-consulting project, SkyKick technology automates the migration of client-side data which is critical to migrate the extensive types and amount of POP3 and IMAP data that is not stored on the server. Beyond data migration, SkyKick technology automates up to 90% of the manual effort and enables partners to effectively manage all the essential steps across the entire migration project.

How long does it take to migrate POP3 to Office 365?

Because no two migrations are identical, it is difficult to predict precisely how long to migrate POP to Office 365. This is due to a variety of factors, including migration method, data source, data type and density, network performance, end-user engagement, and throttling, that can extend the duration required to complete the migration. However, SkyKick makes it easy to schedule and adjust a migration date, scope, and requirements, depending on the desired timeline.

How does SkyKick reduce the risk of data loss in POP/IMAP migrations?

SkyKick migration technology automatically processes data at the nearest regional Microsoft Azure data center in the country where the Office 365 tenant specified in the Migration Planner is located. All email content remains in the region during a migration. This includes compute, path of information from source to destination, and storage of metadata/state files. This information is transferred directly from source server to Office 365. At no time are data written to disk, stored, or taken possession of by SkyKick.

How do SkyKick migrations interact with directory synchronization (e.g. AD Connect)?

Directory synchronization is not required for Office 365 or SkyKick Migrations. However, if the company being migrated wants to implement directory synchronization, SkyKick technology can still be used. For more information, see Configuring Active Directory Synchronization for an Office 365 Migration.

Is SkyKick HIPPA compliant?

SkyKick conforms to all the HIPAA requirements of a Business Associate. It can therefore sign and fulfill the elements contained in its Business Associate Agreement (BAA) (once completed and signed by a covered entity performing the migration). The BAA contains the elements specified at 45 CFR 164.504€, including:

  • A description of the permitted and required uses of protected health information by SkyKick.
  • The provision that SkyKick will not use or further disclose the protected health information other than as permitted or required by the contract or as required by law
  • Requirements to use appropriate safeguards to prevent a use or disclosure of the protected health information other than as provided for by the contract.

For more information, see HIPAA Compliant Migrations.