Moving from Win 2 Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ThinkingMac, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. ThinkingMac macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2004
    I have just received my first Mac PowerBook and need help moving my emails from outlook 2002 to Entourage 2004. Ever helpful Microsoft have NOT provided and import for their own software !!
    Does anybody know how I can do this quickly.

    My email is
  2. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
  3. riceforlife macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2004
    I actually caved and paid for a little $10 program. But it worked great! Its called outlook2mac I believe.

    it was well worth the hours I would have spent hacking something together.
  4. crees! macrumors 68000


    Jun 14, 2003
    So you can't just export your email to a file from Outlook then import it to Entourage? BTW, what's wrong w/ using Mail?
  5. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    if you are used the outlook environment and you paid for office 2004, then you would much prefer entourage. personally i wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole - try this from osxhints.

    if you do decide to use apple's mail though, try the Apple Mail Import Script
  6. OldManJimbo macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2004
    California Coast
    I was a long-term (nearly terminal) Outlook user and making the switch was not easy - Outlook2Mac is an OK program and will make the move less of a headache, but you are certainly in for a few days of frustration. I also tried Move2Mac and was not impressed - I frankly believe they ripped me off for $39.

    Hang in there - the benefits of standing on a Mac platform are SO worth the pain it takes to get there.

    Note - I never did find a way to migrate my TASKS from the PC to the Mac. My final solution to that was to print out all tasks and re-enter than by hand into the Mac.

    Also - be aware that when you migrate the files over to Entourage, the "received/sent? dates will all be what day it was that you made the move. At least that's what happened in Entourage X from Outlook 2000.
  7. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    Another FREE way of moving e-mails is to use Hotmail...

    I moved my e-mails in Outlook XP to Hotmail's inbox and then used the HTTP plug-in for availabe on VersionTracker to bring them into Mail. I believe Entourage 2004 also supports Hotmail so it should work as well.
  8. ThinkingMac thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Many Thanks

    A BIG THANK YOU.. After a few problems with a virus I could not get rid off it worked !!

    Now does anyone know a program that will sync over bluetooth from Office 2004 ?
  9. Darwin macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    You could use OS X's own AddressBook which should take your and allow you to sync via Bluetooth with iSync :)
  10. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    I had the same issue with needing to transfer my outlook email to the Mac. I used that $10 dollar shareware program and it worked fine. I have used both Mail and Entourage 2004 and I found Entourage 2004 is very slow compared to Mail for organizing your email into folders. It's probably 20 times slower if not slower. Outlook seems more ziper than Mail too. I was disappointed.

    Microsoft really dropped the ball with Entourage. It doesn't import or share your contacts from Address book, doesn't deal with importing email from outlook, doesn't support PST files as it's native format, and slow. But it has improved a lot from Entourage X in the performance category.

    I do like the views available with Entourage 2004 and I hope the next version of Mail has those features added to it. Those views help find and organize your emails.

    Also I agree with "OldManJimbo" that the program called Move2Mac is a waste of money. It's easy just to copy your stuff over the network, CD, or whatever. If anything, it should be included with your Mac purchase at no charge because those beginner users need that that kind of help.

    I am probably 90% Mac at home right now. Just a few programs that work better on the PC. I am really looking forward to Virtual PC 7 for the G5. I tried Quicken 2004 and after a month, I switched back to Microsoft Money 2004. Those programs are like comparing Panther to Windows XP. I really liked Microsoft Money better. It's more polished, better reports, saves me time with data entry and reconciling.

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