Import PST in Postbox? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About this Task!
PST (Personal Storage Table) is a file used by Windows Outlook to store data, like emails, contacts, calendar, and all others. If you are looking to move Outlook Windows data to Postbox, unfortunately, you cannot use the same PST file in Postbox. It doesn’t work like that. PST is a proprietary file format used only in Windows Outlook (and in Mac Outlook as well, but just for importing purpose) and if you will try to use it anywhere else, it just won’t work. Postbox (or other clients) cannot identify this format and has no in-built option to import them.
If you are in the similar scenario where you need to relocate your Outlook emails to Postbox and therefore looking for a way to import PST in Postbox, the only choice you have is to convert PST to files that Postbox can import.
Tool to Import PST in Postbox
This can be done quite easily by “PST Extractor Pro” Mac software tool from USL Software. It is a tool that extracts data from PST files (that you select as input) and then converts all of it into the format of your choice. You can pick from the various file formats available as your output format. Such as Apple Mail, Outlook 2011 for Mac, Entourage, Thunderbird, MBOX file, EML file, and of course, Postbox.
Keep in mind that for users looking to migrate Outlook PST data to Outlook 2011 for Mac, they can use this tool to convert PST to RGE files. The RGE works in both Outlook Mac and Entourage email client. But also note that PST will work directly in Outlook Mac as well.
Users looking to migrate Outlook PST data to Postbox can use the same converted files with Thunderbird as well.
And lastly, the MBOX and EML format that you can convert PST to are also standard and generic files compatible with many software tools and clients.
Safer & Accurate
“PST Extractor Pro” works in a much safer, more accurate, and more efficient way to convert PST in Postbox Mail than any other tools in this category. It is designed by USL Software from the inside out and they have managed to weed out all the usual challenges and complications that are often part of email migration process. However, with this tool, you get an error-free and streamlined approach to move your important emails without worrying about loss to integrity or any issues with the data.
It also has a very simple interface that renders any technical knowledge about such tasks non-mandatory to perform email conversion. Both high-end users and home users can work their way for data migration with equally effective and safe results.
Migrate Contacts & Calendars too
Another interesting point about “PST Extractor Pro” that many users find valuable is its ability to convert contacts to VCF and calendar to ICS. This is an important feature because unlike PST file that can store emails, contacts, and calendar, Postbox files cannot store everything in a single file. But using the tool, you can convert contacts and calendar to generic files like VCF and ICS, respectively, and use them with Postbox to also get access to other items. Moreover, VCF and ICS files are compatible with many other programs and platforms. So, users with many important contacts and entries in their calendar don’t have to look elsewhere to migrate them.
An added feature in “PST Extractor Pro” that you will not find in any other tool, not even in the ones that convert contacts and calendar to standard files, is the ability to consolidate these files per folder. What this means is that if you have many contacts, usually each contact is converted into its individual single VCF file. Same applies to calendar data; each entry (meeting, appointment, reminder, etc.) are converted to their individual ICS files.
This can be fine in certain cases, but in majority of cases, it doesn’t produce cleaner output that’s easier to manage. But using “PST Extractor Pro,” you have the choice to consolidate these files into a single file per folder. For example, you can merge all contacts from one folder, say “most important clients” into a single VCF file.
“PST Extractor Pro” also has these amazing features/aspects that often make a big difference in the overall efficiency and satisfaction of email migration results:
- In-built filters to make it easier to select or ignore folders inside PST files before conversion. You can filter out certain types of folders like contacts or calendar, and only convert emails. Or, filter out emails and only convert contacts and calendar.
- The single click option for excluding all the empty folders is another one of those highly convenient and precious features in the tool that goes under-appreciated most of the times. Empty folders are considered a bane by people whose job is to manage the email data. Not only are empty folders responsible for making management harder and chaotic, they also break email clients default functionality. You can now skip all of them automatically.
- “PST Extractor Pro” converts Unicode and MIME content easily. Often, sub-standard PST to Postbox converters fail to pick up such content and output errors that can be hard to detect. But the tool brings full and native support for such content, so that you don’t have to worry about looking into conversion logs or manually digging into your database to check if everything is converted cleanly or not. And not just Unicode and MIME, everything else that is inside PST files are converted fully, such as: images, attachments, links, header, and so on.
Get it to import PST in Postbox Mail format
Download link: https://www.pstextractorpro.com
Download “PST Extractor Pro” now and you can get access to free trial version that’s not limited by time or functionality, but it limits number of emails up to ten from each folder inside PST file. This is a perfect way to find out more about it and to test it out under your specific conditions and files.