how to move mail from entourage 2008 to outlook or outlook express

Posted on 2011-10-21
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
i went from a mac to a pc and want to know how to transfer my mail from entourage 2008 to either outlook or outlook express.  on a pc with xp pro and win7 business

Question by:Georgeidp
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

itguy565 earned 1000 total points
ID: 37006914

This is the best answer can find on this issue:


Microsoft is one of the leading publishers of software to facilitate email. On the Apple Macintosh, their email program is called Microsoft Entourage, and on PC platforms they have an application called Microsoft Outlook. There are time when people switch computers and need to move all of their email and contacts from Entourage to their new computer which runs Outlook. This process is not as simple as exporting emails from one program and importing them into the new program, but it is very possible.

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

Things You'll Need
Apple Macintosh computer running Microsoft Entourage
Email account or USB flash drive
Personal computer running Microsoft Outlook

Open Microsoft Entourage. Take note of the names of the folders where email is stored. On the desktop of the computer, create folders with the same names. Drag the contents of the email folders from Microsoft Entourage to the corresponding folders on the desktop.

Export Microsoft Entourage contacts to a .csv file. Select File > Export. Choose the option that says "Export contacts to a list". Follow arrows on the bottom right of the Export box until a .csv file is created.

Transfer the emails and .csv file onto the PC. This can be done by emailing the file, placing it on a portable flash drive or though an FTP service like YouSendIt.

Import .csv contacts file into Microsoft Outlook. Choose File > Import, and follow prompts to choose the file.

Import email folders into Outlook. Drag them from the desktop to Outlook in the same way that they were dragged out of Entourage into the computer.

Read more: How Do I Export From Apple to PC Entourage to Outlook? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6003604_do-apple-pc-entourage-outlook_.html#ixzz1bQhPBtr9
LVL 13

Expert Comment

ID: 37010196
what type is your email account? POP, IMAP, Exchange?
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 37011785

My assumption would be that he is referring to a pop account. Because with either IMAP or Exchange this would be a mute issue. IMAP or exchange you would just have to setup like normal and all your mail would re-download and repopulate.
Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.


Author Comment

ID: 37023870
she has one folder that she needs.  its called bibi1 in entrourage.  in that folder there is received, send and draft folder.

we tried your suggestion and it did not seem to work.  i will try again.  we opened the folder on the deskdop on the pc.  (after using a usb stick to transfer the file).  the folder or mails would not drag to the new folder nemed bibi1 on the pc computer.

LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 37027107
Can you see the folders?
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

maximus5328 earned 1000 total points
ID: 37028046
depending on the amount of emails, it could be easier to use IMAP to transfer them

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A common question or need, when setting-up a new Mac for someone would be to make all of the applications, installed, available from the dock. Many people often do not realize an application is installed unless it is in the dock. Creating a custo…
There is a security feature on iOS devices that is nearly impenetrable when it has been activated.  This article will provide some possible solutions as well as necessary steps to take to ensure you do not end up with a locked device.
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Integration Management Part 2

750 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question