Outlook XP to Enterourage

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hyperbrain, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. hyperbrain macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2004

    I've just bought an Ibook and I'm having a few problems transering all my e-mails, contacts and calander from Outlook XP onto my MAC.

    I've been looking all over the net how to do it and cant find much info.

    I've tried Outlook2Mac, but my paypal account has been suspended (thats another story!!!) so I'm unable to pay for it.

    any1 got ant info / advice on how I can transfer my info over I'd be very greatful.


  2. VladDracul macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2003
    South Beach
    Mozilla Thunderbird

    I was faced with this exact problem while helping a friend migrate from Windows to the Mac. Microsoft doesn't make it easy for you to leave their application. The only was I found around this was the following procedure:

    (1) Install Mozilla Thunderbird email client on your XP Box
    (2) Import all your Outlook messages to Thunderbird
    (3) Once imported, export all the Thunderbird messages to a file with mbox format.
    (4) Move the file to your OS X box and import it into Mail.app. You need to select "Other" when asked about the source format by Mail.app. Alternatively, you can also use Thunderbird for OS X and in that case, just import it into Thunderbird.
  3. hyperbrain thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2004
    Thanx for the reply,

    U'd think Microsoft would make it easier to move from 1 to the other - or is it just 1 of there ways to make people stick with windows (Although by the time people find out the problem they've already got the MAC and they'll just be slaggin microsoft off instead.

    I've also been told that Office:Mac is better than the windows version!!!!
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
  5. hyperbrain thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2004
    I've installed Thunderbird, and imported all my e-mails.

    but I cant find any way of exporting them into a file.

    I to have seen little machines (outlook2mac)- and the trial looks very good, however my paypal account has been suspended and that's the only payment they take.

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