If you are thinking to migrate your email from Apple Mail to MS Outlook which saves its files into totally different format i.e. PST. Nowadays everyone is behind this previously dreaded process all of a sudden, then you should know that there is a reason why most MAC email users choose to convert their Apple mail to Outlook format.
Email Client users are shifting from Apple Mail to Outlook Windows format because many a times users feel stuck with a format and due to this confinement, they feel like getting another format which would widen their platform more. So basically, users want to convert to formats which are more universal and allows them with the freedom to store data.
This article describes how to export emails from Apple Mail, save them into a different separate file such as .eml, .emlx files or .mbox mailboxes and how to import emails from Apple Mail to Outlook.
It is up to you to choose which can easily be performed by you to transfer mail from Apple Mail App into Microsoft Outlook. Now, first, you should save you e-mails as special files of .eml files or .emlx files. as almost all the e-mail clients support that function, so the Apple Mail can export its files. However, Mac Mail also can create .mbox files with exported emails. So, how to import messages from Apple Mail to Outlook?
Two scenarios to Export Apple Mail emails to MS Outlook
Each scenario can be used separately. The first one can be performed faster than second.
You can save emails as multiple as EMLX files(EML files), then in Outlook Import the .emlx files into Outlook. To do that, you just need to save Apple Mail e-mails as .emlx files, run the Outlook Import Wizard, and import .emlx files into Outlook.
To save Mac Mail emails as .mbox file you can perform the following steps
- Select e-mail messages that you need to save as .mbox (you can use Command+A to export the whole folder)
- Then go to the File menu and select Save As menu item
- Give a Name for your .mbox file
- Target place where you want to save the file
- Select Format: Raw Message Source then Save it.
Alternative Method - MBOX File Converter Tool
You can also export e-mails from Apple MAIL to .mbox format, now use the MBOX File Converter Tool to export messages from MBOX file to PST format. After that, you will be able to use the Outlook Import Wizard to move converted e-mails into the MS Outlook. The manual techniques always end up with the use of professionals third-party software because these tools are more reliable and technically designed to export Emails from Apple Mail to MS Outlook. The manual ways are relatively less consistent and cannot count as a proficient technique that can be used for official purposes.