Switching from Mail to Outlook 2011

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AnnapoliSkins, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. AnnapoliSkins
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    #1
    I have been using Mail for several years and have numerous personal folders in order to sort my mail. This has been working well, but now my job prefers for me to switch to Outlook. Even though our Outlook is ran on an Exchange Server my personal folders will not populate in Outlook 2011. Is there software which can help me or am I lost to sort though hundreds of emails and then creating personal folders in Outlook. Please help, Thanks.
     
  2. Weaselboy
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors Core

    Weaselboy

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    #2
    Export as mbox files from Mail then import the mbox files to Outlook. See bottom of this page.
     
  3. AnnapoliSkins, Oct 13, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012

    AnnapoliSkins
    Expand Collapse
    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    #3
    Switching from Mail to Outlook 2011

    I can not find the file on the file system. I did an export, but now can not locate the file.
     
  4. desertman
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Location:
    Arizona, USA
    #4
    Start to export again and you can see in the file saving dialog window where Mail has put the file.
     
  5. DoctorCrap
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors regular

    DoctorCrap

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2012
    Location:
    Penang, Malaysia
    #5
    Select Export Mail and locate the file.
    Pay a good attention to where the file is created at at the save dialog.
    Not too hard to figure out.
     
  6. parc
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2012
    #6
    Are you nuts? Why are you repeating what's already in the posting directly above your crap?
     
  7. dianeoforegon
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Location:
    Oregon
    #7
    The .mbox files that Apple Mail creates cannot be used by Outlook for Mac or any other email client. They are not standard .mbox files.

    There is a third party app you can use. EmailChemy will convert the files for use in Outlook.

    http://www.weirdkid.com/products/emailchemy/
     
  8. Weaselboy
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors Core

    Weaselboy

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    #8
    I was not aware of that. Thanks for the correction.
     

Share This Page