My currrent Windows Vista computer with MS Office 2007 is creaking and I am modernizing my equipment with Windows 10 on a new PC. However, having gone through the pain of setting up Microsoft Office 2019 for somebody else, I am certain that I do not want any of that for myself. Hence I am looking for a completely non-MS Office office. This includes the email client, and eM Client looks like a serious contender.
I’ve browsed through the forum here, and I haven’t found a discussion that deals with my exact concern. I have a slighlty complicated email arrangement in Outlook 2007: two different email addresses get their mail there, and also there is an archive file for old (5-year+) emails encompassing both accounts. Therefore, I have two .PST files, the regular outlook.pst and then archive.pst.
A further complication is, of course, that these .PST files are on a different computer altogether, and therefore I can’t simply use the account import feature in eM Client. I do know that I can import the .PST file… but then, I have two of these files.
So here is my question: If I import the outlook.pst file into eM Client, and then also import the archive.pst file, how will those older emails get integrated into the folder structure? Currently, they sit in their own Outlook “Archive” folder.
One observation: as a test, I installed a trial version of eM Client into a third PC (that had no email client) and imported the archive.pst file into it. In Outlook, this file has four sub-folders under it, but none of those sub-folders appear to have made it over into eM Client. Of the emails in those sub-folders, only a few seem to be showing up in the main Inbox folder and the rest are nowhere to be seen. Is this normal/expected?
I should specify that these are POP3 accounts and not IMAP, so there isn’t anything to download from a remote server.
Thanks very much for any ideas, tips, or warnings.