Transfer MAC Email from Mail to Outlook 2011.


I am trying to work out how to transfer from Mail 8.2 on Outlook 2011 on the same format.
It seems that for some reason Outlook 2011 will not open the mbox file that is created.

So I am interested in steps on how to do this?

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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Have you tried the Import function in Outlook?
Close Apple Mail on your Mac before you open Outlook for Mac 2011
Click File menu and choose Import in the context menu.
On the Import wizard, select the “Information from Another Application.”
Click the Next button.
Select the items to import and then click the Next button.
When done, click Finish.
whorsfallAuthor Commented:

Thanks for your response that option is not there.

All I have is:

Outlook Data file (.pst or .olm)
Entourage information from an archive or earlier version
Contacts or messages from a text file



Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Under the "Contacts or messages from a text file" you can choose the mbox file.

However you don't make clear if you're trying to move dozens or thousands of emails .. and the method you choose can vary.

See this Microsoft forum posting on the 2 main methods (first 2 posters)

Options are :
1.  to export folders of email as emlx files and convert to mbox using a small free program called emlxconvert -
2. manually drag emails to the desktop as emlx files and drag them into outlook
3. use a commercial program to convert entire apple mail mailbox to Outlook format - or
4. Setup IMAP mail account in Apple Mail and Outlook .. ensure all email is in the IMAP account and it will be updated on both Outlook and Apple Mail.

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whorsfallAuthor Commented:

Thanks for your answer, if I can ask in regards to the two commercial programs. Is there one that is better then the other.

It is for a single mailbox with a few hundred emails.


Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
I'd not recommend one over the other .. they cost $29 vs $39.  If you've only a few hundred emails then options 1, 2 and 4 are all FREE and manageable .. if you've thousands of emails and hundreds of folders or are in a serious hurry then the commercial software is worthwhile.
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