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Cloud Services Thread, Easymail migration to Office 365 in Technical; Ah, excluding folders can only be done via the powershell interface using the following example New-MigrationBatch -Name JobNameHere -CSVData ([System.IO.File]::ReadAllBytes("C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\myu ...
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    Ah, excluding folders can only be done via the powershell interface using the following example
    New-MigrationBatch -Name JobNameHere -CSVData ([System.IO.File]::ReadAllBytes("C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\myu sersfile.csv")) -SourceEndpoint MySavedEndpointNameFromUI -ExcludeFolders "Deleted Items","Junk Email","Outbox"

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    But the three users I have just created have nothing in those folders - would they still be a problem?

    Could I try the migration with our domain address and the on.microsoft address in place of one of them? (not sure which - as currently they are both the same) Which one would it be?

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    In the CSV file, the first e-mail address is the Office 365 one, so you could use the blah.onmicrosoft.com address in it's place. The second e-mail address is the username for Easymail so would need to be your normal domain still.

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    @Boredguy and anyone else who wants to chip in.

    I'm looking at this for Witch at the moment but going forward I propose that she does the following any flaws so far?

    Ensure all users have an Office 365 mailbox.
    Users export their contacts to a csv where possible and import those into Office 365.
    MX record is changed so that new email goes direct to the Office 365 mailboxes.
    We continue to work on transferring over old emails and users can still log in to Easymail to check old emails if needed.

    This would just stop the current easymail mailboxes getting any bigger.

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    Yep that sounds fine, just as long as the SWGfL does not disable easymail until notified (say end of Feb which gives 2 months to resolve any lingering e-mail transfer bugs)

    Also means staff can start on the new system after the Christmas break and allows Witch 2 weeks of peace from it

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    All users have an Office 365 mailboxes presumably as I have created all the users
    Users not capable of exporting contacts I don't think
    We've paid for easymail till summer, so that shouldn't be an issue

    I dont think the bosses will go for this solution as people won't have all their emails to hand - are you saying that they will have to use easymail to look at old emails and office 365 for new ones? What if they need to reply to an email that is more than a couple of days (or whenever the cutoff) is old? Would they have to log into easymail, copy it somehow, log out and then log in to 365 to send a reply?
    Sorry, it isnt going to work - but on the plus side, I havent been given a time limit, they know we are having problems ATM

    I tried a migration using the onmicrosoft address instead of the easymail one - well, the one in the first column anyway, it says synced but there is no mailbox

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Users not capable of exporting contacts I don't think
    I would hope that any teacher in this day and age could follow a step by step guide, otherwise I now start to see how much trouble they give you, and can lend you a cluebat if you need one for them


    The following steps would need screenshots, but this is the process to export the contacts just for reference.
    To export contacts, follow the steps below:
    1.Log on to RM EasyMail™ Plus.
    2.Click Options.
    3.Click the Contacts tab.
    4.Under Export Contacts, from the 'Export from Book' drop-down menu, select the address book from which you want to export contacts.
    5.From the Format drop-down menu, select the format to which you want to export the contacts. You should select Microsoft Outlook (.CSV).
    6.Click Export Contacts.
    7.Click Save. By default, the file is called contacts.csv (Microsoft Outlook export). Remember where you saved it.
    8.Login to Office 365 e-mail.
    9.Click on People in the top bar.
    10.Click the cog in the top right of screen and select Import Contacts.
    11.Browse for the contacts.csv file you just saved from Easymail.
    12.Click Next

    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I dont think the bosses will go for this solution as people won't have all their emails to hand
    To be honest, the best way to migrate the e-mail is once you are sure there is no more being sent to the account, otherwise you have to keep syncing the accounts and no-one starts moving to the new system. So far about 2/3's of your accounts have been successfully migrated and syncing which is not bad (not good, as it should be 100% but not bad either as it could be 3 accounts only)
    With luck the remaining accounts can be migrated across using other methods like Outlook or connected accounts but this is a once only kind of action so you don't want more e-mails to keep arriving in the old system.
    @plexer might be able to get it running via powershell and ignoring some folders in the migration process. In the meantime grab a drink as it's the weekend and only 5 more days of term to go at most

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    All new mail will go in to Office 365.

    Accounts which haven't yet successfully synced with still have old email in easymail until we get them to sync.

    Accounts which have synced will have old emails in Office 365.

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    Yes, so not really do-able
    Also, I have tried the syncing via Outlook for the dep head and one of my accounts and they both failed

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    @witch as per email I've just sent you it appears the users that are failing are doing so because IMAP access is not available to their accounts so either they have a different template in easymail possibly not the advanced template? or SWGFL needs to make sure IMAP is enabled for all accounts.

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    Thanks
    As far as I know they all have the same template - I will check though
    *edit
    I have checked and three or four of the failed ones were on a different template - "custom settings" rather than "staff" but unfortunately not all, and some of the ones on "custom settings" did sync OK such as my own account, ittech

    So I am not sure that is an explanation.
    I will ask SWGfL on Mon about the IMAP

    No email yet, @plexer
    How did you figure out the IMAP thing
    Last edited by witch; 14th December 2013 at 08:51 PM.

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    @witch I replied at 15:43 with some screenshots.

    Otherwise IMAP login does not work for the failed accounts, I used telnet and get a successful login using details of accounts that have synced and then with 2 of the ones that failed to migrate in Office 365 I got access denied trying to login using IMAP so I'm hoping that is indeed the issue.

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    No email here - sadly.

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    @witch Re-sent it to your sky email address.

    Every single one in your spreadsheet that failed on office 365 fails to login via imap using Telnet to test so something is wrong on the easymail setup and SWGFL can fix it for you and then it will all work.

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    Can't you pull it up with Mail.school name.county.sch.uk in the URL bar of a Google page?

    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    No email here - sadly.



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