How to import Outlook OLM file into Apple Mail?
You have an OLM File that someone shared it with you. Or you yourself archived data from Mac Outlook to OLM file. But now you want to import Outlook OLM file into Apple Mail, and you are clueless.
OLM file is not compatible with Mac Mail, or with any other email client, for that matter. It is a proprietary file format by Microsoft to store Outlook content.
In other words, OLM is not a generic format, like MBOX, that can be used with any programs.
That creates a problem while importing it to Apple Mail.
It can be solved by using third party OLM file converters. Among which, “OLM Extractor Pro” by USL Software is the best.
Why is “OLM Extractor Pro” the best?
“OLM Extractor Pro” is not an ordinary OLM file converter.
Because it offers multitude of features that you can convert the files with safety and protection to your data.
Most email migration tools can convert the data, but not accurately. Often times, they leave out information like metadata, email headers, attachments, and embedded images. Loss of non-English emails and folder hierarchy is also commonly seen.
All of this has been solved by “OLM Extractor Pro.”
The accuracy with which it converts OLM files to MBOX (or others formats) is sharp. None of the items are left behind.
The UI is very simple. Just click the button to load OLM files and click ‘Convert’. The extra features are self-explanatory, adding flexibility to the task without overcrowding the interface. It was designed to be used by anyone without any background in email file conversion. The instructions are most basic, comprehensible by the common users.
Convert to other formats
It can convert to other formats, too, not just Apple mail or MBOX. You can choose any format from the list of available output formats such as Entourage 2004/2008, Thunderbird, and Postbox. You can also convert OLM directly to these formats: MBOX, RGE, and EML format.
Moving data from Mac Outlook to other client has always been a struggle because of the nature of OLM file that does not fit into other programs. But with the help of “OLM Extractor Pro,” you can now convert it to the formats of essentially all email client.
How to Import Outlook OLM file into Apple Mail?
So, we are back to our original question – how to import the OLM file into Apple Mail?
The technical answer is you cannot. You have to convert the file into the format that Apple Mail understands.
Using ‘OLM Extractor Pro’, you can do this in two ways. You can choose ‘Apple Mail’ or ‘MBOX’ file format directly when from the output list. The first option converts data directly to the database folder of Apple Mail. The second option simply gives you MBOX files that you can import to any client that supports MBOX files.
So, here is how you do it:
- Step 1: Click on ‘Add OLM’, and load the OLM files from your computer.
- Step 2: You can check which folders to convert and which not to.
- Step 3: At last, you choose the output file, which is Apple Mail or MBOX, for the purpose of this article. And click ‘convert’ to start the process.
Free Trial Version
The free trial version can be downloaded below. It works for 10 items for each folder inside the OLM files.
Click Here to download OLM Extractor Pro.
USL Software is known for bringing out remarkable software solutions that are very different from others, for something that’s otherwise tough. Another one of their specialty is to develop a software program that appeal to the less-experienced users and yet, not compromise with the functionality.
‘OLM Extractor Pro’ comes under the same category.
To know how to import Outlook olm file into Apple Mail, download it and try it yourself.