Import OS X Mail to Outlook for Mac and Windows – How to do it without using EMLX & MBOX files.
Import OS X Mail to Outlook (Mac/Win)
Let us first get a common misconception away: there is no direct and official way to import OS X Mail to Outlook, neither windows nor Mac version. You need to rely on third-party tools or do it manually.
Luckily for you, there are few decent third-party tools you can use.
Also note that while there is a possibility to migrate the data manually, it is not suggested by us if you want to do it properly. More precisely, if you have crucial details in your database that you want to convert without losing the integrity, manual methods should be the last choice for you. They are not often lengthy and tiring, they end up with inconsistencies and integrity errors, which is something no one wants.
So, we come back to third-party tools. Most of them you would find are either MBOX converters or EMLX converters to PST (Outlook file). MBOX is a common file to store emails and you can archive your OS X Mail data into it. While, EMLX is a raw/source data file and native to Mac Mail. They are stored in your ‘Mail’ profile database folder.
But the question is, is converting MBOX or EMLX to PST the best way to import OS X Mail to Outlook? One is an archive file and the other is a raw source file.
The clear answer is no. Both of these methods can be tiring, although not as difficult as manual methods, but they have their limitations and drawbacks. And yet, most of the tools for importing OS X Mail into Outlook work the same way.
Best Way to Import OS X Mail to Outlook
Sit tight, because here we will be offering you something else, something far better, efficient, safer, and easier approach to this migration task. And that is through “Mail Extractor Pro” which finally rids you of the inefficient and sloppy MBOX/EMLX to PST conversion and instead directly targets the database folder of OS X Mail.
Auto Load OS X Mail (No Need to Export Data)
In short, what this means is that you do not have to archive your mails into MBOX files, nor look for the EMLX files (which is, by the way, one file per email). Simply select ‘Autoload’ option and the tool will scan your computer and load the entire database automatically.
This is not just a 100 times easier, but the precision it brings to the conversion is unprecedented. The tool is capable of picking a tiniest byte of data and converts it into PST with super-sonic speed.
You can let go of all the worries regarding damaged images or broken attachments or not finding your non-English emails correctly migrated. All such flaws and inconsistencies are not present with “Mail Extractor Pro.”
It can convert MBOX too
Also note that it can easily convert MBOX files too, if you do want too. However, if your purpose is to import OS X Mail to Outlook, we recommend Autoload function for obvious reasons as stated above.
How to import OS X Mail to Outlook
- Open “Mail Extractor Pro“.
- Click on “Apple Mail: Load“
- Then Click on “Auto Load“
- If you have OS X Mail Export or ‘Mail’ folder copied, then use “Open” to locate the files from backup.
- Check on “Ignore Empty Folders” to exclude the empty folders from the conversion.
- Select / Deselect Folders from the panel what you want to convert. By default all folders are selected.
- You can split your output PST file, if you have large Mailbox.
- Click on “Convert“.
Free Trial to Import OS X Mail to Outlook
Get the trial setup file here. It works on ten items per folder inside the OS X Mail database, enough to let you see the full power and functionality of the tool.
To import OS X Mail to Outlook for Mac or Windows, get ‘Mail Extractor Pro‘ today.