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Migrating Emails from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365

  • By The Cloud Factory
  • March 13, 2022

GoDaddy has made a name for itself in domain registration, and there is no doubt about its reliability and competency in this area. The reason for their popularity is simple: they offer decent domain hosting at a reasonable rate, along with other essential solutions like web and email hosting, SSL security and various other services, making GoDaddy a one-stop shop for business owners and small / medium entrepreneurs. They also offer Microsoft 365, which might seem to be more attractive pricewise.


GoDaddy Microsoft 365 & Webmail: Limitations Galore

Let's talk straight: GoDaddy Microsoft is not akin to Microsoft 365 office. The price may seem tempting, but it's riddled with limitations that quickly surfaces as your requirements grow.

Here are some of the limitations with GoDaddy Microsoft 365 and Webmail:

First, it offers a limited licensing selection option, making it a bit harder to customize the licenses per your business needs. With CSP offering the entire suite of products, you can make your Microsoft 365 tools work for you and not vice versa.

Second, from message size, message subject length, message sending rate, and attachment size to group members' distribution, the capability is minimal, which can prove to be a significant handicap when your business expands.

Third, GoDaddy retains complete admin control over features, limiting customization options for users.

Fourth, a tenant is hosted with GoDaddy, not Microsoft, which means a lot of difference. It may seem like a trivial issue but can sometimes put strong restraint. For example, if any issue at the GoDaddy side arises at any point of time, your access to Microsoft 365 is restricted as the authentication part is handled by Microsoft.

Even GoDaddy Webmail suffers from similar limitations or even more. With GoDaddy Webmail, you can only send messages up to 100 recipients at a time. For example, if you want to send the same message to 400 different people, you need to send it four times.

Besides, daily email sending limits, storage limits etc., which may be suitable for an individual need but certainly not for a small or medium-sized business.


To avoid such scenarios and handicaps, migrating GoDaddy Email to Microsoft 365 is sensible.

How To Migrate from GoDaddy To Microsoft 365

It can be done in the following three ways, but there can be many more methods.

  • Using the IMAP migration method, you can switch from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 easily
  • Switch from GoDaddy Webmail to Microsoft 365 using Microsoft Outlook
  • Transfer Email from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 using third-party software or tools

DIY Or Hire a Microsoft Partner?

As some Internet resources may claim it's a cakewalk and anybody can do it after reading a blog or watching a YouTube video, the reality is it's relatively complex and requires an expert hand as issues related to configuration post-migration clean up might crop up anytime. It requires support and guidance from a reliable Microsoft Partner who can guide you based on your technical and business circumstances.


Final Words

Migrating email from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 may seem like a daunting and complicated task, but you are not alone.

At The Cloud Factory, our team can make this transition smooth and hassle-free.

Want to learn more about how we can help you migrate from GoDaddy to Microsoft 365?
Reach out to us at hello@tcf.cloud and we will be happy to assist you.


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