Importing mailboxes from outlook express 6(windows) to mail on mac os x

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  1. jermsmingy macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I am helping a friend switch over to the mac. He wants his all his mailboxes from outlook express 6. It will not import them into a format that mail can read. Is there a way to do this besides buying the move to mac software. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jeremy
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    There are a couple of software packages that will convert your mailbox to the Mac, if you do a search on the forums you might find a list of them.

    The way I did it was by using Netscape. I installed Netscape 7 on the PC, imported the mailboxes from outlook express into Netscape. Inside the Netscape profile you will find a folder that has all the mailboxes. Copy that over to the Mac.

    You can then to import those files directly into Mail using the Import feature in it.

    I had two or so mailboxes that didn't move properly, but I still can access them on the Mac using Netscape's mail client.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. doctorhook macrumors member

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    vCards

    under the file menu in mail there is an Import Mailboxes option with which you can select Outlook Express. I guess if it's not there you need to upgrade to 10.2.8.
    I just went the other way and both Mac and Outlook understand v Cards format.

    Hope this helps
     

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