How to Export Mailboxes from Apple Mail to Microsoft Outlook?

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Want to switch from Apple Mac OS to a Window Computer and worried about how to get your emails from apple mail into your new Windows PC. As the maker of MacBook doesn’t make it easy to move to from Mac OS to Windows with all your data because all your personal data and settings will remain locked up. As migrating your mailboxes from Apple Mail to Outlook email client in Windows is not quite easy manually but here we read the full manual procedure and also another easy method.

Here we have two methods to migrate from Apple Mail to Outlook

Method 1 (Manual Method). In the 1st method, we manually export Apple Mail mailboxes as an MBOX file and convert to Outlook PST file. We have to perform the full conversion procedure in four major steps.

STEP 1:  Manually export Apple mail mailboxes to an MBOX file.

  1. Open Apple Mail in your Mac Computer.
  2. Choose one or multiple mailboxes from the sidebar
  3. Then, select Mailbox > Export Mailbox option.
  4. Select a folder and click Choose.
  5. This will automatically save your mailboxes as an MBOX file (for example name of the file is ABC) in the selected folder.

(Copy and move this ABC file to your new Windows Computer.)

STEP 2: Create MBX using Eudora email client.

  1. At 1st rename the ABC file to ABC.mbx to change the file extension from mbox to mbx.
  2. Move the ABC.mbx file to the folder where Eudora stores their data by default.

(C: Documents and Settings Application Data\Qualcomm\Eudora).

  1. Now open the Eudora application and double click on ABC.mbx file to finish the file creation process.

Note: If you don’t have Eudora email client then download & install it on your Windows PC)

STEP 3: Import the ABC.mbx file in Outlook Express.

  1. Download and Install Outlook Express.
  2. In the Outlook express go to File and select on Import option.
  3. Here choose Messages option and choose Eudora from the list.
  4. Now, click on Next and then browse and select ABC.mbox file and click OK.
  5. Click Next and then Finish Button.

STEP 4: Move emails from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook.

  1. Open MS Outlook and in the File menu click on Open.
  2. Here click on Import option to open Import/Export Wizard.
  3. Here select Import Internet Mail and Addresses and click on Next.
  4. Now select Outlook Express 6.x, 5.x, 4.x or Windows Mail option and click Next button.

(Make sure Import Mail option is checked.)

  1. After the full accurate procedure, you can access the imported mailbox in Outlook

As the manual method to export Apple Mail mailboxes data to MS Outlook is very time consuming and complicated and this process also doesn’t guarantee 100% accurate conversion. Any minor mistake during this lengthy process may risk of data loss. As this method requires more than one email client to complete the full migration process this will take a long time and affect the performance. Unless this whole procedure is free-of-cost and this is the only advantage of the manual method.

Method 2 (Third-Party Tool)- 

There are many online third-party MBOX to PST Converter tools available which allows you to directly convert MBOX file from any email client to Outlook PST file. You can perform mbox file to pst conversion using this tool quickly in just a few steps. These tools are risk-free from any data loss situations. In this method, you just have to export a .mbox file from Apple Mai using step 1 from the first method and use MBOX to PST Converter convert mbox to pst file. Further, you can import the PST file in Microsoft Outlook to access emails from Apple Mail mailboxes.

Final Word

As we know moving from Apple Mail to MS Outlook manually is not an easy task and now we know both the advantages and disadvantages of this method. So, it is very good to use to a third-party MBOX to PST Converter tool for a time-saving, safe & secure migration from Apple Mail to Outlook.

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