Apple Mail to Outlook 2011

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  1. David remke macrumors newbie

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    I recently decided to shift from Apple Mail to Outlook 2011 because i was not very fond of the preferences used by Apple Mail.
    However, it was later on that i realized the migration process from Apple Mail to Outlook 2011 wasn't as easy as i thought i would be.
    Now i urgently need to get my important emails transferred, how do i go about it.
    Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

    BrianBaughn

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    Do you have:

    1. Any IMAP accounts?
    2. Any Exchange accounts?
    3. Any POP accounts?
    4. Any email stored locally ("On my Mac")?
     
  3. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

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    You can transfer via IMAP or Exchange but if you have a lot of messages under "On My Mac" you might find that using EmailChemy to be a big help. You can convert Apple Mail to an .rge file that can be imported into Outlook. (.rge is same as .olm)

    If you have POP account you would be better off in Apple Mail. Outlook 2011 is not a very stable product. Restoring from Time Machine requires a rebuild that most often than not fails.
     
  4. David remke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey Brian,

    So i forgot to mention that i'm not a highly technical person.
    Im not aware rregarding all these terminologies you just referred
     

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