Mac Mail to Mac and Windows Outlook – A simple that can convert your Mac Mail database for Mac and Windows Outlook.
Mac Mail to Mac and Windows Outlook
Do you often need to process your emails in Mac Mail to Mac Outlook and Windows Outlook, or even looking to do just once?
Despite the large base of users and the fact that these clients are built by largest companies on the planet right now (Apple and Microsoft), it is then surprising that there are no official and direct way to move the contents across these email clients. Sure, if the emails are on the server of your email account (like Gmail or Exchange), it does not take much to sync them using IMAP or other protocols. But for the most part, such an email migration is concerned with a large and local database stored in files not compatible with the other.
Mac Mail Vs Outlook (Mac/Win)
Mac Mail uses EMLX file to store a single email message in a text format (and attachments and other items are stored in EMLX variant files). You can archive all of it into an MBOX file, which is slightly more useable and flexible than most email files, but it is still not usable in Outlook Mac or Windows.
This leaves us with only way to move forward: to convert (MBOX or EMLX) Mac Mail to Mac and Windows Outlook files.
Converting the file formats
The method that many experts recommend is to use a PST file, natively employed by Outlook in Windows for data storage and can be used for importing, exporting, back up and hosts of other operations. The reason PST is suggested is because it also works for importing data into Mac Outlook. So, using a single PST file, you can import and migrate data to both of the Outlook versions in different operating systems.
Converting EMLX & MBOX
However, it is the source file that is still considered a confusing decision to make. You can either convert EMLX file to PST, but have to do the same for all EMLX files (one for each email). It is not difficult to see how that could turn into a time-consuming process, or even impossible in several cases.
Converting MBOX to PST is relatively much quicker and efficient approach forward. You can archive all the emails and associated content into MBOX and then convert a single MBOX to PST. It is not the worst option you have, but it still requires an additional step to undertake manually: archiving the data into MBOX.
Some users have setup the automatic backup system in their Mac OS X computers that gives them archived and backed up MBOX files. If you already do have an MBOX file and you are confident that it contains all the information you are looking to import to Windows and Mac Outlook, then you can pick up a third-party converter and convert your file to PST.
But, here we are suggesting even better. The tool talked about below do not merely simplifies the data-export but also removes all possibilities of missing elements and data integrity compromise.
The output with errors like broken images and broken folder structure, along with several other discontinuities, are the source of biggest concern for many. And it often is the result with ordinary apps. If a single kb of information is missed out, the chances are you are not going to notice it right away, but only after your original Mac Mail database is no longer with you. Such cases are not so uncommon. Users reported long after they supposedly migrated their emails that an important part of their overall structure is damaged, or that something that was crucial is missing. These scenarios are devastating and make many of the typical converters highly risky to implement for this job.
The ultimate tool for this job
But this converter removes all such concerns and the possibilities of such loss.
Autoload the Mac Mail database
It does not convert EMLX nor MBOX (although MBOX conversion is still offered as an alternative), but instead works with your Profile (also called ‘Identity’) of Apple Mail directly. There are no intermediary steps involved that a user needs to undertake manually. Nor is there any need for additional utilities or plugins to do anything. Simply click on the ‘auto-load’ function, which targets the Profile database for conversion. This insures 100% conversion of all the data and major and minor details associated with it.
Output file supported by both Mac & Win Outlook
Moreover, if the database on Apple Mail that you want to move to Mac and Windows Outlook is not the main Profile or Identity, you can also select the other databases kept as backups in other locations. Just point to the location and the tool then works the same way as it does with the default Profile.
It is easy to use
All of these functionalities are integrated under a simple and straightforward interface that requires no prior skills set or experience.
From the minute you install it for the first time, you can begging the conversion without arduously going through the learning curve, which is otherwise a necessity with traditional converters.
Free to try
You can directly see all of this through the freely available trial version, link for which is offered at the end.
The converter is simply called Mail Extractor Pro, brought to you by USL Software.
Get it to move Mac Mail to Mac and Windows Outlook
Get the trial version and check out all the features in detail. It has much more than what we discussed above. For instance, it not only converts Apple Mail to PST, but also Thunderbird and Postbox as well. It also has a simple way to not let PST file get too large during the conversion by splitting them if the size crosses the specified limit. The trial mode does not disable all these features, so you can try on your own and see how they relate to your needs.
Finally, it is a cross-platform software, available in Mac and Windows version, both!