Any kind of migration relating emails and email clients can be overwhelming. And when it is about two email clients for two different OS (Mac OS X and Windows), it can be a nightmare. The most performed migration is from Mac Mail to Pst (for Outlook in Windows), and today we will talk about the solution of it, and why a basic user need not worry about it.
When you are looking to move the emails from Mac Mail to Windows Outlook, you are looking for a file conversion methods. Mac Mail uses Mbox to store data for import/export purposes, and Windows similarly uses Pst format. The difference between both file formats is huge, and that’s why the challenge becomes quiet an ordeal for normal users to effective tackle.
Through some programs and manual methods, it can even become more tedious and complex for any sort of viable results. Most tools end up with incomplete conversion, resulting in data incongruities and corruption. Many users have reported that when the migration is complete, they notice some modification in their emails or other information when browsing in Outlook. Not surprisingly, this is to be expected from ordinary methods, because the way data is structured in both file formats differ vastly, and only few tools can extract and convert from Mbox to Pst properly.
But do not worry. If you are one of those basic users who are looking to convert Mac Mail to Pst, there is a near perfect tool that not only offers tremendous accuracy in conversion, but also a user-friendly interface to make the task effortless and smooth.
It goes by the name of “Mail Extractor Pro”, and as the name suggests, it is an extractor of “Mail”. Its task is to extract the contents from Mail (Apple Mail) into Pst files.
Mail Extractor Pro is designed to convert MBOX / Mac Mail to PST file format for MS Outlook 2016 for Mac & MS Outlook (All Version) for Windows.
There isn’t any other file converter right now that can come close to the efficiency, precision, and ease of use that this one delivers. All of the features and functions are result of a careful analysis and programming, and there won’t be any moment of confusion or difficulty of any sort.
“Mail Extractor Pro” has basically a single screen interface. That means, all that you need to do is inside that single screen, and that makes its GUI incredibly smooth and easy to use. The process is simplified by the arrangement of these features (buttons) on the screen, and you have to go by the steps one by one.
At top, there is a “Load” button. You click on it, and are asked how do you want to load the emails from Apple Mail. If that sounds confusing, I’ll fill you in as simply as possible about the choices of loading the emails.
Basically, it offers two different ways for choose your content from Apple Mail.
- Automatically load from the “Mail” folder. Mail folder is the basic identity folder in your Mac that has the emails stored in it.
- Manually load Mbox files. Sometimes, you may not have Apple Mail installed, but you do have Mbox file that you have copied from some other computer (such as your office’s). In that case, the tool can load that Mbox file and show content just as it would do with the first option.
Moving on to the second step after loading the database, you will be shown the folders. You can view all the email folders that are inside Apple Mail, and you are free to select or deselect (exclude) the folders from conversion. Check all if you don’t want to exclude any of the folders.
There’s just one more thing left to do, and that is to click “convert”. Depending on the number of emails or the size of the database, the tool will take few minutes and in the end will give you the Pst file that will be precise in its data configuration and structure. In simple terms, all it means that there will be 100% similarity in your emails and their properties inside the Pst file when compared to the original Mbox file.
There will be no changes or lost in information. The hierarchy of folders in which you have arranged the emails will remain same. If there were any emails in non-English language, they will be safely converted too, without a single modification. Most users face trouble with the images that are embedded in email bodies. They have reported the loss of corruption of those images, sometimes they are completely broken, and sometimes their properties (size, dimension, color, etc.) are modified. Email attachments are also a little sensitive data during email migration, but this tool will not let a single attachment lost or corrupted.
So, what are you waiting for? If you are looking to try it first before purchasing, you can try it here. This free limited edition lets you try for free the features and functionality of the tool personally. The only limitation it offers is in the number of items (10 items) that you can convert to Pst from each Apple Mail folder. But it is more than enough to evaluate the tool and to find out its worth to you.