How to transfer MS Outlook files to a Mac ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sounds Good, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Hi guys.

    Two questions, please:

    1. What is the recommended Mail program for a Mac? I currently use Outlook on my PC, and will soon be getting a MBP.

    2. How do you transfer the mail files (and folders, of course) from Outlook to the recommended Mail program for a Mac?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    There are a couple of different ways.

    1) http://www.riches.com.au/articles/export-outlook-entourage.htm - explains how to use an mbox-based e-mail client as an interim step. Does not move calendar/contacts.

    2) http://www.littlemachines.com/ - I think this is what many people use. Not free, but one of the cleaner solutions and is available now for a mere $10.

    I installed an IMAP server on my Linux machine and copied all my mail from Outlook to the IMAP server and decided to just leave my mail on the IMAP server. I think I had to export my contacts to a CSV file, do some massaging of the file then importing into AddressBook. Moving mail and contacts was by far the biggest pain in the a$$ of switching to Mac (as far as I was concerned).
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    A lot of people use the default "Mail" application. I personally use Entourage (same as Outlook, comes with Office 2004). Find it really easy to use, nice layout and runs in the background hidden without any problems.
     
  4. Sounds Good thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is it necesary to use an outside program to transfer the files & folders?
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

    zioxide

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    Mail.app > *

    So lightweight and nice, but has all the features you need.
     

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