2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 25, 2016 11:07 PM by SteveSmith

    Migrate MDaemon Data to Outlook without Outlook Connector

    laurenalbertt Community Member

      MDaemon is a Windows supportive webmail server that is available in multiple languages. A user friendly application, it provides equal support for POP3, IMAP and SMTP protocols for email exchanging. It is integrated with a set of powerful features, which include : Bayesian filter renowned as “SpamWatch”,  folder sharing, groupware data sharing, etc.

      Along with that MDaemon also provide support for some Additional Applications, like – browser based email application (WebClient), Outlook Connector for MDaemon, ActiveSync, BlackBerry Enterprise Server. MDaemon saves all its data at the following location :


      (example.com is the domain name. Inside this domain all the users’ folders are saved).


      MDaemon synchronizes its data with Outlook via Outlook Connector


      One of the application supported by MDaemon is Outlook Connector, which provides the facility of direct synchronization of MDaemon data in Outlook. This can be a helpful application as users are getting all the MDameon data in Outlook, without any problems. But this has its disadvantages too, as any modification of deletion done to MDameon data automatically gets into effect in Outlook, during next synchronization. There may be a situation when you need to keep safe a few emails in Outlook, irrespective of their status in MDaemon, but once lost from MDmaeon, the data automatically gets vanished from Outlook too. Users may also find it troublesome when they are unable to synchronize MDaemon data with Outlook during the instances of MDaemon getting crashed.


      Outlook Connector disadvantages


      • Requirement for Extra Outlook Connector License must be fulfilled
      • SMTP server is required for sending emails
      • Installation of Outlook Connector client is must
      • Higher chances of getting clashed with third party anti-virus Outlook plugins


      MDaemon saves its data in .msg, which is similar to the Outlook’s individual file format

      Yes, its true that both MDaemon and Outlook share the common format for saving their emails – MSG. But, even after this similarity, you can’t directly open MDameon emails in Outlook. The reason for that is the differences between the programming and algorithms that both the applications use for saving their email files in MSG format.


      What happens when you directly open MDaemon .msg email file in Outlook?

      When you import MDaemon email into Outlook using Drag and Drop method, the message will not be previewed, as appearing in the following screenshot :




      When you double click on the message for viewing, You get the following message box :




      When you click on the “Open” button, a message window appears displaying the following error message :




      What is the solution to this problem?


      The only solution to overcome this problem is to convert MDaemon MSG files in PST format, and easily migrate MDaemon data to Outlook. it’s not possible to do this process manually, so you have to use some third party MDaemon to PST Migration software that will convert your MDaemon emails to PST, which you can easily access and view in Outlook’s all 32 and 64 bit editions supporting UNICODE format – 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003. MDaemon to PST Converter can be used here as it provides the most precise conversion results and that with 0% data losses.

      The software easily eliminates the need to use Outlook Connector for MDaemon to get access to MDaemon data in MS Outlook. Multiple Mailboxes migration option is an added advantage for all the users who want to quickly convert all their MDaemon mailboxes into PST, at once.


      Migrate email from MDaemon to Exchange


      After getting all the MDaemon mailbox data as PST, you can easily import them in MS Exchange Server. Run the proper cmdlet –

      New-MailboxImportRequest”, on the Exchange server shell and successfully import all the PST files (one by one) from your machine to the corresponding users at Microsoft Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010 and all below editions.


      This way users can migrate their unlimited MDaemon mailbox data into Microsoft Exchange, by first importing them into PST Format. Not only emails, the software also facilitates to migrate MDaemon calendar to Exchange, Outlook, Office 365 and Google Apps.




      MDaemon Converter is a comprehensive solution to migrate MDaemon data to Outlook, Exchange and Office 365. The software proves to be a perfect answer to all the users’ query who want to migrate email from MDaemon to Exchange, Outlook etc.


      The trial edition of the MDaemon to PST Migration Software can be FREELY downloaded from the link : http://alternativeto.net/software/mdaemon-to-pst-converter/