Apple Mail import - no valid mbox files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by delwyn93, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. delwyn93 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2009
    Hi guys,

    I have downloaded Outlook to Mac Mail software to convert all my emails into .mbox format. However when I try to import them, Apple Mail detects my Sent Items and Outbox, but not my Inbox. When I try to import Inbox alone from a folder, it shows 'no valid mbox files', but my Entourage is able to import all my .mbox folders.

    On a side note, the .mbox files actually shows as a Microsoft Entourage folder with the Entourage file type icon there. Is this why Apple Mail cannot import it?

    Any solutions will be greatly appreciated.
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Not sure what's up with the apparently-Entourage-flavored-archive, but if you can import the mail into Entourage properly, why don't you just use's Import function to pull the mail in directly from Entourage?

    Jumping through multiple email programs in an effort to get from where you are to where you want to be is a time-honored tradition, after all.

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