How to Import Outlook 2003 Emails?

“I want to import my Outlook 2003 emails on my Windows computer. Is there any manual procedure to transfer Outlook 2003 emails or any utility is available to automate the process? Please help me with better suggestions? Thanks!!!”

MS Outlook application does not require any introduction. It provides many attributes much beneficial for user from start of processing their emails. For many technical professionals, Outlook 2003 is vital for their work. It helps user to store emails, appointments, attachments, journals, notes, task, calendar, etc. There are few steps to manually import Outlook 2003 emails as stated below: Firstly close all MS Outlook applications. Now open Outlook. Click Import and Export from File menu, if the command is not addressable then move the pointer at bottom of menu and click on Import and Export. Later select ‘Import from another program or file’ option and click Next. Now hit on Personal Folder File and press Next. Here, type the path and name of PST file that user want to import and click Next. Choose the folder that you need to import and select top of hierarchy to import everything. Click Finish. But sometimes due to improper usage of manual method to import emails from Outlook 2003 PST file could get corrupt. Common reasons causing damage to PST file are given below:

  • Importing or exporting Outlook 2003 PST file improperly can stop the accessibility of files
  • If PST file is affected with virus or if its location is affected by bad sector can block its access
  • Software conflict after incorrect upgrade or improper setup of Outlook 2003 may refuse to display PST file in it
  • If any error occurs while configuring PST file on Outlook 2003 then it may cause inaccessibility of file

Software to import Outlook 2003 emails:

One can use Migrate Outlook Software from Yodot to import emails from Outlook 2003 on Windows operating system. It can easily import all mail attributes and profile setting on various versions of MS Outlook 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2013 and Office 365 versions, along with 2003. Most important feature of this application is that user can upgrade all Outlook items to latest Outlook 365 version. This application is compatible on Windows 10, Windows 8.x, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2003 OS based desktop. Along with importing Outlook attributes on same desktop or between two systems, it is used to create backup of entire Outlook profile at desired time interval using Schedule option. Moreover, no need to worry about the process of importing Outlook emails because this tool is user friendly with easy GUI that clearly says everything.

Procedure for transferring emails from / to Outlook 2003:

  • Download and install Yodot Move Outlook PST utility on Windows PC
  • Run the tool with the help of given instructions
  • Now click on 'Backup' option among given three options
  • In next screen hit on 'Smart Backup' to take backup of entire PST file along with account settings or press 'Advanced Backup' option to choose selective attributes that need to be moved
  • Save backup file on desired location on computer hard drive
  • If you are importing Outlook 2003 PST attributes on same desktop then upgrade the version and then run the tool
  • If you are importing to another computer, transfer this backup file onto new computer and run the tool
  • On main screen choose 'Migrate' option and select backup file that you already saved on system disk
  • Now click on few Next buttons and move PST attributes to desired profile in Outlook 2003
  • Then open Outlook 2003 and you will see neatly configured emails


  • Take regular backup of Outlook 2003 emails to avoid data loss
  • Have complete knowledge about how to import Outlook 2003 manually before continuing with process