How to migrate to Hotmail or Gmail

How to migrate to Hotmail or Gmail

Summary: At the end of a job, or after leaving university, your email may not automatically follow you on your next endeavour, but it is possible to ensure they are migrated to another provider.


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    Crucial step: download Outlook 2010

    Simply download Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 (which includes Outlook) from the trial site. You may need to enter a Windows Live ID and jump through a couple of other hoops, but you will eventually land yourself a trial licence key and a download link.

    You should also receive an email with this information, to the account that you logged in with.

    If you already have Outlook 2010 installed on your machine, then great — you are set to go. If you already have Office 2010 installed, then don't worry. We will only be installing Outlook 2010, and not the full suite, so it is easy to uninstall afterwards.

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    Installing Outlook 2010

    Once you have downloaded Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, make sure that you only install Outlook 2010. This will reduce any confusion afterwards once we uninstall it.

    You can do this by entering your trial product key that was given to you, accepting the terms and conditions and then click Customise, instead of the Install button.

    Simply click on each element of the install and select Not Available with the exception of Microsoft Outlook, which is what we need.

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    Exchange: get your email settings

    While it is installing, pop into your Live@edu email account or your Google Apps email account and search for the relevant IMAP information.

    For Live@edu users, enter into the Options area and you should find on this main screen POP3/IMAP settings. Click on that and write down this information.

Topics: Collaboration, Google, Microsoft

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