It comes at bit of a revelation to most users when they realize that there is on proper means to transfer data from Apple Mail to Outlook Mac directly through Mac OS X using the in-built feature of either of the email client. They often go through many difficulties and complex tutorials to migrate every folder and email successfully. Even the dedicated third-party tools don’t offer much help, as it can be even more difficult to get around their interfaces and be fully assured of data safety.
To solve that, here is the simplest guide on how to move emails along with every other detail from your Apple Mail into Outlook Mac and do it directly from your Mac OS X computer. It’s the easiest to follow guide for this task that you can find on the internet.
Move emails from Apple Mail into Outlook Mac
The guide below takes you through simple steps that do need any tech-background to understand and follow through. You do need to however download “Mail Extractor Pro.” Using that as the primary converter app, the simple instructions below will get you from start to finish in no time.
Here’s the step 1, and it is to skip exporting Apple Mail emails into MBOX file. Or skip any digging through the database to look for EMLX files. The guide below doesn’t require them and instead work directly from the Apple Mail database and process whatever files are inside them automatically. So step 1 is actually reducing the efforts for you and making the job even quicker.
Once you have installed Mail Extractor Pro, launch it. You do not need any thing to configure or setup. It just works right out of the gate. Not even internet connection.
Click on “Load” next to the Apple Mail option. Here you can see other options such as Thunderbird and MBOX. Those are there because the tool can also help you convert Thunderbird, Postbox, and MBOX files to PST as well.
Once you have clicked on “Load,” you will be prompted to pick from two input options: either let the tool automatically load your main Apple Mail Profile database or you can browse any exported mailboxes and backups from other locations, including any external drives or USB.
Once you made the selection of the Apple Mail database you want to move to Outlook Mac, you will be able to see all the folders in their original hierarchy. You are free to uncheck any folder to leave them from converting into Outlook Mac.
Lastly, enter the desired size for the output PST files that you think is suitable for you. It is not a good idea to keep this field zero as it will result in one large PST file. By limiting the size of PST files, you let the tool automatically skip large files into multiple smaller files, which are easier to handle and import.
About PST: Some users might wonder if PST is the right format to import to Outlook Mac. Even though it is a native file for Windows Outlook, you can also use it in Mac version.
Just click “Convert,” choose the folder where you want to save the PST files after conversion, and wait for the tool to convert everything into PST files.
Now, you are done. You are free to use those PST files in Mac Outlook whenever you want. Just launch Outlook and go to “Import” and select those PST files.
We hope the guide above was simple and lucid enough for you to understand and follow along.
It is definitely the simplest and safest way to migrate Apple Mail into Outlook Mac directly from your Mac computer, while also ensuring that every email, folder, attachment, and other details are preserved as well.