How to migrate Documents from Outlook, OneDrive or Google Drive to Mailfence

What if you’ve decided you’ve had it with Microsoft’s, Google’s or Dropbox’s inadequate privacy controls and want to leave? What do you do and how do you get your documents out? In this tutorial we explain how to migrate documents from Outlook, OneDrive or Google Drive to Mailfence documents using WebDAV in a few clicks!

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Migrate documents from Outlook, OneDrive or Google Drive to Mailfence Documents using WebDAV

Note: before using any of the below mentioned options, please make sure you have made a reliable backup of your data (to be imported) to avoid any possible data loss.

  1. Connect your document storage service with your device using WebDAV or by using the respective desktop app, such as:
  2. Finish connecting your external document storage service with your device using WebDAV or by using respective desktop apps.
    WebDAV drive mapped - migrate data from Mailfence

    Externally mapped WebDAV drive

    External drives - migrate data to mailfence

    Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive desktop app

  3. Connect your Mailfence Documents via WebDAV to your device.
    1. Create a Webfolder in Windows.
    2. Go to “Computer”.
    3. Click on “Map network drive” in the left menu.
    4. Follow the wizard and paste this link in the network address field: https://www.mailfence.com/docs/LoginName.
    5. Enter your Mailfence login and password.
    6. Finish.
  4. Drag&drop or copy-paste (after creating the backup, to prevent any possible data loss) all your data from Outlook, OneDrive, Google Drive to Mailfence documents drive.

Migrate documents from Outlook, OneDrive or Google Drive to Mailfence Documents using Mailfence web-interface

Note: before using any of the below mentioned options, make sure you have made a reliable backup of your data (to be imported) to avoid any possible data loss.

  1. Log in to your Mailfence account.
  2. Add a remote server by going to Documents Settings -> External storage -> Click on New and choose a server type.

    WebDAV remote server - migrate data from Mailfence

    Adding external server

  3.  Choose WebDAV/S or SMB/CIFS connections and fill in the connection settings:
    WebDAV remote server - migrate data from Mailfence

    Configuration for external WebDAV server

    • Name: this name will identify the external server. This name is limited to Mailfence and has no link with the actual name of the external server.
    • URL: external server WebDAV address.
    • Login: your login on the remote server.
    • Password: your password on the remote server.
  4. Then click on Create. This will automatically validate the settings and create the remote server if the settings are valid. You will then have your remote server location added within your Mailfence documents in the left column of the screen.
  5. Drag&drop or copy-paste or move (after creating the backup, to prevent any possible data loss) all your data from Outlook, OneDrive or Google Drive to Mailfence documents.
    Note: to avoid any connection issues, instead of moving entire folders – it is recommended to select the respective documents to be moved and then drag&drop them.
  6. After migrating your documents from the external service, you can then either delete the external server access or ‘toggle it off’ if you like.

    WebDAV remote server - migrate data from Mailfence

    Turning off or deleting the externally WebDAV access

Mailfence is a secure and private email suite. Should you have any more questions about how to migrate documents from Outlook, OneDrive or Google Drive, feel free to let us know.  Do you have other email accounts?  Check our posts on how to migrate emails/contacts from GmailYahoo or Outlook.

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