Apple Email Export to an Exchange/Outlook Environment

I am currently in the midst of searching for a tool of enterprise grade that enables me to move around 30 Apple Mail users to an Microsoft Exchange and Outlook environment. I guess anything that would let me export their current emails to a PST file for me to import to the our Exchange server would be the best.

Anyone ever had to deal with this pain? I've Googled many a solution but they all seemed "hacky" or not trustworthy enough to do the job correctly.

-Confused IT Manager
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Are you talking about the server or the client bit?
If the email is still on the Apple Mail server, then an IMAP export through Outlook would work.
If they are in the client, then the other way (Apple Mail to IMAP on Exchange) would also work. Will require some manual work unfortunately, 30 users isn't a great number to invest in anything with.


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Kidamazon1Author Commented:
Hi Simon,

Currious, have you ever migrated emails from a Apple client to Outlook before?

30 users are not much in terms of their numbers but they've been with the company for 10+ years so I am not worried about employee quantity as much as I am about the amounts of email items each of those employees have. If this number would have been less than 5 employees then the manual process would be ideal and cheaper.

To answer your question most of the emails are on the client side with a small number of them on the email host side.

Thanks for your help!

Still Confused IT Man.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
I haven't done one for a while as most people have migrated to Outlook for Mac, so it isn't so much of a problem. If all of the email are on the client then you are going to have to upload them from the client to Exchange. IMAP should work there, but it isn't going to be a quick process.

Kidamazon1Author Commented:
Hi Simon,

I was hoping for a plug in or software that can convert these emails to PST. That way it would only be a matter importing those emails to Outlook.

I completly refuse to this manually as I am a solo IT guy with no time to spare for this manual process which I have done in the past for a handful of users.

Thanks for your help.


IT Guy :-)
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