Summary: In this blog, we’ve explained the procedure to export Apple Mail mailbox data to Outlook for Windows. You’ll find a manual workaround to export mailboxes from Apple Mail to Outlook and an automated way to easily convert Apple Mail’s MBOX file to PST file.
Microsoft Outlook for Windows offers various impressive features that make it a preferred email client for many users. Besides, there are many other reasons that prompt the users to migrate to MS Outlook for Windows from macOS-based Apple Mail. However, it’s not easy to export mailbox data from Apple Mail to MS Outlook. This is because Apple Mail database file (MBOX) is not compatible with MS Outlook, which supports PST file format. Therefore, to export Apple Mail mailbox to MS Outlook, you need to convert the MBOX file to PST format.
Let’s delve deeper into how to export Apple Mail data to MS Outlook for Windows:
Before proceeding further, you need to export the Apple Mailboxes to MBOX file format. To do so, follow these steps:
The mailbox data will be saved in .mbox files in the selected folder. Now copy these .mbox files and transfer them to Windows PC where you want to import them into Outlook.
Note: This method works for MS Outlook 2010 and 2007 versions only.
C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Qualcomm\Eudora
Browse for Folder window will open.
Though this manual method can export the Apple Mail data to MS Outlook, it however has some limitations:
To overcome the hassle of manual efforts and to save time, use an automated MBOX to PST converter tool such as Stellar Converter for MBOX for exporting Apple mailbox to Outlook. The software easily converts all Apple Mail items such as mail, journals, drafts, calendar entries, etc. to Outlook importable PST format in a few clicks. You can also export mailbox items selectively by using advanced filters.
Steps to convert MBOX to PST by using the software:
After the conversion process is completed, list of the mailbox items appears in a tree format on the left pane.
Note: You can also select Existing PST if you want to save the mailbox data into an existing PST file.
Now, you can import the converted PST file into your Outlook application by using the Import/Export wizard.
If you want to access your Apple Mail data in Windows Outlook, you have to convert Apple mailbox database (MBOX) to Outlook importable PST format. Since there is no direct way to convert MBOX file to PST, you need to use a reliable MBOX to PST converter such as Stellar Converter for MBOX. This software can convert multiple MBOX files and saves the converted data to a new or existing PST.
Abhinav Sethi is a Senior Writer at Stellar. He writes articles, blog posts, knowledge-bases, case studies, etc. for different technologies. He also has a keen interest in digital forensics and helps forward-thinking companies fight different threats with apt solutions.
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