Mac Outlook to MBOX – You can export directly. Here is the solution for you.
We receive many questions in our inbox on weekly basis through our readers. But one of them is most common among all – “can I directly archive Mac Outlook to MBOX files?”
If you have landed on this page, naturally you too have the same or similar question.
Ma Outlook Archive & MBOX format
Mac Outlook and MBOX file format are both very common email client and email file respectively. But both do not work together. MBOX is originally used by Apple Mail but is now compatible with many programs. On the other hand, Mac Outlook does not natively support exporting emails to MBOX format, nor importing emails using this format.
MBOX is compatible with many email clients, such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird, and Eudora. There are also many free MBOX file viewer programs that you can use to see the emails in MBOX; there is no such free OLM file viewer for Outlook Mac users. Considering that, it is expected that many people want to know how can they export the folders from Outlook Mac into MBOX. This is primarily either to migrate data into one of these MBOX supporting email clients, or to share their Outlook Mac data with other users who do not have Outlook Mac installed.
Export Mac Outlook to MBOX
The answer, in the strictest technical terms, is that it is not possible to directly save your emails from Mac Outlook into an MBOX format. There’s just no option within the email client. But the story doesn’t end there. There is a surprisingly quick and safe way to achieve just that, and it does not involve exhausting manual techniques you might have read on the internet.
The most convenient way to archive Mac Outlook to MBOX files is to use the tool called “OLM Extractor Pro.” All you need to do is first save or archive Outlook Mac data into its native data file called OLM, and then load that file on to the tool to convert it into MBOX.
It works just as easily as the in-built data import/export features in Outlook Mac, if not more so.
How it works
Here are the five simple and user-friendly steps to save your emails from Mac Outlook to MBOX:
- If it’s not already done, launch Outlook and archive whatever you want to export to MBOX into Outlook OLM file.
- Launch “OLM Extractor Pro” and load this OLM File
- Refine the folder selection for conversion to MBOX, or leave all the folders checked.
- Optional – change or keep the other settings as needed. (Like splitting read and unread emails into separate folders or limiting MBOX file size, etc.)
- Choose “MBOX” as the output format you want the tool to convert OLM files to and click “Convert.”
It’s a completely intuitive way to export emails, contacts, and calendar data from Mac Outlook to clean and new MBOX files that can be used with any program that supports the format.
Try it for free
Ready to export your entire database safely and with precision from Mac Outlook to MBOX files? Then, you can pick “OLM Extractor Pro” in either personal or commercial version, or you can also go with the evaluation version that is completely free.