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How to import OLM file into Windows Outlook

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

/ by Selvi

In the world of growing technology, finding a dependable and viable approach to import OLM into Outlook is very hard. Microsoft Outlook is one of the finest Mac email platform which is used in Mac operating system and in Windows OS. Through this software, you can easily import an Outlook for Windows Data File (.pst) or an Outlook for Mac Data File (.olm). These data files can contain large amounts of data of multiple item types.
Fortunately, SysinfoTools software has recently launched the OLM with PST converter which can be known as the one-stop shop with regards to making an import from OLM to Outlook.

Know How to Import OLM File to Windows Outlook

Now, we will have a look at the manual method of exporting OLM files to Windows Outlook. Through this technique, Mac OLM files can be migrated into Outlook PST files. Here is the step-by-step guide to OLM to PST migration.
Note: Always remember to take a full backup of your data/information before you opt for any conversion/ migration process.

Step 1: Creating IMAP Account by Gmail Account
  1. Open your Gmail account and click on the gear icon to go to Settings option.
  2. Click on the tab “Forwarding and POP/ IMAP"
  3. Check the status of IMAP Access. If disabled, make it enabled.

Step 2: Configure Gmail IMAP account in Mac Outlook
  1. Launch Mac Outlook. Click on Menu>> Tools>> Accounts.
  2. Select Email. Enter mandatory information including email id and password of IMAP account.
  3. Click on Add Account. IMAP account will be configured in Mac Outlook.

Step 3: Creating Gmail Label
  1. Log in to your Gmail account and go to Settings>> Labels.
  2. Click on Create New Label button in order to create a new label in Gmail.
  3. Now, go to Outlook again and click Send/ Receive button to update your IMAP account.

Step 4: Move Outlook for Mac Emails to IMAP Mailbox
  1. Open Outlook for Mac.
  2. Find the mailbox you want to import to Windows Outlook and right-click it. Now click on Move >> Copy to Folder.
  3. At this stage, write the IMAP folder name and click Copy.
  4. Click Send/Receive and Mac Outlook IMAP folder will be updated.
At this stage, all copied Mac Outlook emails have been transferred to IMAP mailbox folder. To move these emails to Windows Outlook, configure the same IMAP account in Windows Outlook. After that, simply drag IMAP mailbox folder to Windows Outlook Inbox folder. Thus Mac Outlook emails will be imported into Windows Outlook.

Alternative Third party tool

SysInfoTools is a top and proficient brand that produces high-quality software utility tool to perform the migration seamlessly. OLM to PST converter tool offers you the best security features, through which users are able to convert your data without losing your personal details like contacts, calendars, emails, attachments etc. It can also successfully recover all the injured or corrupted OLM files and protects them from the emails in PST, MSG, and EML file format. It supports all updated MS Outlook version 2000, 97, 98, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 and all updated Windows OS version.You can download a free demo version of SysInfoTools for OLM to PST Conversion Tool 


In this post, I have explained both the manual and alternative approaches to import OLM file into Windows Outlook. The manual method is often considered to be tricky and time-consuming so for getting an easy and effective solution to import OLM files users are advised to buy SysInfoTools OLM TO PST which is considered to be the best software available in the market.

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