NEW MBP ... need to ask 2 things....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by surajnangia, May 20, 2007.

  1. surajnangia macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    I am ordering a 17 inch MBP .. Just wanna ask 2 things.

    I have been a PC user all mt life..

    1) Can i tranfer all my mails from my PC (Microsoft Outlook) to the MAC MAIl or anyother mail software in MAC,

    2) If i use Bootcamp , Can i play all types of windows games which i had in my PC without any glitch.

    Thanks
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    1) Should be able to, but I'm not exactly sure. If you have POP3 that should be easy though.

    2) Yep, Boot Camp turns your Mac into a Windows machine.
     
  3. iEric007 macrumors regular

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    (1) Depends. If you have your mail saved on your POP3 server or IMAP server, then it would be easy to transfer your mail onto Mail.app. Just re-download. However, if you don't, then you won't be able to transfer them. Sorry. However, if you will be installing boot camp, you can install Outlook onto the windows partition and if you search online, you can find ways to transfer the emails, contacts, and calendars. This may be good at least for a back up so you don't lose all your emails.

    (2) Yes, once you install Boot Camp, your mac is no different then if you were using a native PC.

    Congratulations on your new MacBook Pro. You'll love it.

    -E
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    There is a cheap shareware program that will convert a .pst (MS Outlook data file) into the mbox format, but if I were you, I would get an IMAP mail server (.Mac does this for instance) and put your mail up on the server with your PC, and then just start accessing the mail from your Mac. No conversion or tranfer needed.
     
  5. iEric007 macrumors regular

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    There you go...I stand corrected. :)
     
  6. netdog macrumors 603

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    Have a look at this, this and this to start you on your way to moving your mail.

    All i did was Google "convert .pst to mbox"
     

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