Import email from Mac mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac

If you’ve been stuck with not being able to migrate from Apple Mac Mail to Microsoft Outlook 2011 for Mac this will help.

This is a slow method but it works!

  1. First you need to download EMLXConverter a tool to convert and create mbox files
    1. Once downloaded run the software
  2. Open your Finder > select the Go menu item (holding ALT/Option) open the Library folder > then choose the Mail folder
  3. Select and copy any *.mbox files somewhere (i.e. your desktop) as you dont want to play with the original files
  4. Go to the folder where you copied the mbox files
  5. Opening each of the mbox‘s drill through them until you see folders named Messages and 0, 1 2, 3, 4…..etc
  6. In each of these folders you will find .emlx files which are your emails
  7. Highlight all the .emlx files and drag them to the EMLXConverter software
  8. Go through each of the other mbox’s and their sub folders and keep adding .emlx files
  9. Once you’ve added all the emails you want converted Click Convert
  10. Open Outlook for Mac 2011, from the top menu choose Import
  11. Select ‘Contacts & messages from a text file’
  12. Select ‘Import messages from an MBOX-format text file.’
  13. Go to the location where you saved your new mbox file and select it to import.

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