Outlook 2011 Mac Won’t Import Mbox files in many cases. So how to migrate the data from Outlook 2011 to Mbox, since Apple Mail can only support Mbox files? Here’s the solution.
Are you trying to import Mbox files into Outlook 2011? Many people try to do this when they want their emails from Apple Mail transferred into Outlook 2011 for Mac. But fortunately it doesn’t work that way in many cases. You may be finding that the option to import Mbox file is grayed out by Outlook 2011.
Outlook 2011 Mac Won’t Import MBOX files
There are many solutions suggested on internet. Some of them are simple and work. Some of them are very hard to apply. And some of them don’t work. I have seen many of my readers struggle with this issue. Some have reported that renaming the Mbox files to 5 characters may work, but that’s irrelevant. Renaming doesn’t help in any way since the option is itself grayed out.
Other solutions are incredibly complex. They need you to go back to Apple Mail or Thunderbird where you archived the data into Mbox file in the first place. Then work around from there. All of these solutions are just incredibly complex, take time, and doesn’t even guarantee if it will work after all the hassle.
If applying these solutions has worked for you, all good and well. But most it doesn’t. And most don’t even want to go through all the unnerving complexity of those solutions.
So finally here’s the solution of what to do in case Outlook 2011 Mac won’t import Mbox. It is not a direct solution to import Mbox file by some complicated hook and crook methods. It involves converting Mbox files to Olm files, where Olm file is the inherent file format for Outlook. Its the solution that is always on with Outlook 2011 for Mac, because it would never have that Outlook 2011 has rejected its own primary and inherent file format.
What’s The Solution
The best way to convert Mbox to Outlook 2011 Mac file format is through “Mail Extractor Max”. If you are not willing to buy it, you can go through its trial limited edition to see if the solution works for you or not. Here is the link to download it.
“Mail Extractor Max” will require you to load your Mbox file where ever they are saved or stored on your Mac. Next, the tool display the folders inside those Mbox files, and you are free to select the folders that you want to convert. Select all if you want to convert each and every folder.
Then choose the file format ‘Entourage 2004/2008 / Outlook:mac 2011‘ from the list of output options available. And click ‘convert’. Its very simple, and can use by sheer beginners who have no particular skills.
Outlook:mac 2011 can import OLM, RGE and PST file format. Here, Mail Extractor Max can convert Apple Mail / MBOX into RGE file format. That’s help you to easily import the data file into Outlook 2011 Mac.
There are many other benefits of converting Mbox to Olm, RGE or PST not only when outlook 2011 Mac won’t import Mbox file.
You can also try our another software is known as ‘Mail Extractor Pro‘. It can convert Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Postbox and MBOX to PST file format for Windows Outlook & Mac Outlook 2011/ 2016.
Key Benefits of ‘Mail Extractor Max’
- 1- Even if you somehow found your way through the problem and successfully imported Mbox file into Outlook 2011, there will be certain content that will be missed out. You may find some items, such as attachments, embedded images, folder structure, non-English content missing or broken. With “Mail Extractor Max”, there is no such issue.
- 2- It also allows you to convert Mbox file to various other formats such as Rge, Eml, Thunderbird format, Entourage format, Postbox format, etc.
- 3- If you are wondering that may it will take a whole lot of time to convert the big Mbox files into Rge, you are not right in that assumption. The speed with which it works is incredibly fast. Even the files as big as 10 GB may be converted to RGE in no more than an hour. Think about all the time you may have already wasted in order to solve the issue of Outlook 2011 not being able to import Mbox file.
- 4- Finally, the company behind the tool also gives you 24×7 support free. And the tool also updates frequently, which is also free. That means the future updated versions will be free, and this applies for the lifetime.
Here is the link again to download its free trial version.
Mail Extractor Max converts Apple Mail to Outlook 2011, Entourage 2004/2008, Mozilla Thunderbird, MBOX, EML file format.