Each new email address must have contacts, settings, signatures, and forwarding setup when moving email providers. However, with larger email providers like Microsoft’s Office 365, there are programs that automate the process, making the switch seamless.
The service Grundig IT uses for migrating email accounts to Office 365 is Skykick. This service transfers all email data associated with the old addresses to the new service. It also automatically transfers settings and other data as well. For the end user, the most convenient thing Skykick does is transfer data entirely in the background with no effect on the user, and once the data has finished transferring, the email service will automatically cutover.
If a date is set for the cutover but data is still transferring, it continues to transfer until complete. Since the newest data transfers first, the user will have all the most recent email available at all times. After the cutover, users receive an email at their old address with instructions for Skykick’s outlook assistant, which automates most of the new Outlook email account setup.
At this point, it’s important that the end user changes their password. When changing a password, it’s a good idea to review the password’s complexity. Most people will stick to a certain password because it’s familiar, memorable, or liked.