How to import data Outlook to Macbook

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  1. phvd macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Can someone please tell me the best way to transport all the data from Outlook to Macbook- Mail?
    Thank you very much,
    Pascal
     
  2. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    Well we will need a bit more details, but try this guide, might be what you are looking for.
     
  3. OHMS macrumors newbie

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    HELP ME Three great leaps of faith for a 10.4.6 ignoramus-

    Can someone please tell me the best way to transport all the data from Outlook Express 5.0.6 running on G4 9.2.2 to "MAIL" on iMAC Intel Core Duo 2 GHz on 10.4.6 ?

    I've got the G5 (& several G (less than 5s on 9.2.2). They can share DSL via Linksys router, but can not see each other. My G5 says "look for G5.local" so I enter that into file sharing on the G4s; but my novice status on OS X is killing me. I don't know where the "mailboxes" are on Outlook Express, and I have only been able to connect via Target Disk mode on the G4. Then I can search the G4 hard drive for "mailboxes", but I've read that the G4 programs should be running, and I don't know how to do that in Target Disk Mode.

    PS next trick will be to pull the Internet Explorer's v5.1 on 9.2.2 G4 Favorites; History and filled folders of favorites back to Safari on the iMac.

    The trifacta: Screenshots on 9.2.2 were moved and managed as Pictures opened by Simple Text. On the iMac they are .png "aliases" on the desktop, and I've been told that I have to write "scripts" to put them in a folder; not all over the desktop.
    Thank you very much,
    Mike
     
  4. fishy2k8 macrumors member

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    will Entourage read an exported outlook personal file, which has everything you have saved in outlook in it.?
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Unless it has changed recently, I don't think Entourage recognises the PST file format. :eek:
     
  6. clayj macrumors 604

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    You are correct, sir... it does not. You may want to look into a program like Outlook2Mac as one way to get Outlook stuff from Windows into Entourage on the Mac.
     
  7. fishy2k8 macrumors member

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    :mad:
    is there any other way to get your email over from windows to mac without buying software... how does that drag and drop thing work?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    From memory, you make folders on your Desktop on the PC with names corresponding to all your email account's folder names (Inbox, Sent, whatever). Then, open each folder in Outlook (or Outlook Express), select all the emails and drag them into the corresponding folder. Once all your emails are stored on the Desktop, get those files onto a Mac using a network, some intermediate media (iPod, external drive or whatever), create new folders in your Entourage or Mail program and drag the emails back from these folders in Finder to your email app. I'm pretty sure that's it. :)
     

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