Open .pst files on a Mac without Outlook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Blue Velvet, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I've got some mailboxes in Outlook 2003 on my Windows work machine that I'd like to export and open on my Mac, maybe saving them on a USB key and taking them home.

    Can I open or work with these on my MBP running Leopard? The emails only have to be read-only, even just being able to open and read them would be OK, but I'd also like the attachments, if at all possible.

    I can't currently test this on my work (Tiger) Mac as Mail isn't working. Any clues from the wise ones?

    Thanks in advance :)

    BV
     
  2. chinarut macrumors member

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    i know this post is rather old but i thought i'd bump this thread.

    I basically rebuilt my machine from scratch using an Erase & Install of Snow Leopard and want to avoid installing Windows just for the purpose of accessing my .pst archives.

    has anyone found a practical way to read old messages in these archives since this was posted without firing up Windows?
     
  3. Gatteau macrumors 6502a

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    There's an app called O2M. It's not free, but it does the job.
     
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    This probably wont help you much, but I wanted my parent to make the switch to mac's. We had 2 laying around. But they wanted their mail on the new mac. So I found a guide using "eudora". Probably wont help you as you need windows, but it will help the first poster (although way too late).

    http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3059
     
  5. john2006wright macrumors regular

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    thanks for this post. I have looking for a simple/free way of doing this. However, I don't have outlook on my PC. I do have the .pst files on my pc and I want to get them into my Mail.app. Will eudora be able to recognise just the .pst files on my PC or does it look for outlook accounts.
    I read the instructions and it seems the latter is true but if anyone has tried this I would like to hear if it works.
    I tried a similar procedure converting to mbox then to thunderbird then to mail.app but unfortunately I couldn't get it to work for the same reason. It could not import .pst files without it being contained in an outlook account


    Thanks,
    john
     

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