Migrating Mail Message Files
Mail message files (MMFs) store mail, attachments, and PABs for
Windows and OS/2 clients using Microsoft Mail for PC Networks
x. The MMFs can be stored in the postoffice share
in the MMF directory, or they can be moved to another location on
the client; for example, the user's local drive.
If the MMFs are stored locally, rather than migrating them using
Migration Wizard, users can
import their MMFs directly
The following table describes the benefits and drawbacks of
moving MMF files to different locations.
Location of MMF Files
Users move MMFs to the
MMFs can be purged of old information with MMFClean before
Data is migrated with Migration Wizard.
Burden on the help desk is reduced the day after
Migration Wizard may take more time to migrate the MMFs.
You cannot reset mailbox password until after MMFs are
Users must import their PAB entries.
Space on the server for the postoffice may be
Users move MMFs to local storage.
Migration Wizard can migrate the postoffice quickly.
Migration of the postoffice won't log errors because of corrupt
Individual users and the help desk, which supports users
migrating their own MMFs, experience increased workload.
The administrator cannot purge locally stored information.
Outlook users with Microsoft Mail
Information Service move personal folder (.pst) files to local
Personal folder files do not have to be migrated.
Users must be informed of proper procedure.