“Hi everyone! Actually, I have been using the Microsoft Outlook email application on my Windows 10 system. And, now I bought a new laptop Apple Mac book Pro 10.8.3. I have ten thousand emails that are stored in my Outlook app. I had already wasted my precious working hours searching a solution on the internet but still could not find a perfect answer. So now I request to all of you please suggest me any solution to resolve my problem of how to transfer emails from Microsoft Outlook to Mac Mail”
Many organizations and its employees use the MS Outlook email application to coordinate meetings or to communicate with each other. The entire Microsoft Outlook mailbox data is stored in PST file format. And the Mac Mail email client supports MBOX file formats. And, same as the above query, most of the users are sucked into the same situation and looking for a way to come out of this critical matter. But now no need to worry because here I can give you the best solutions available in the marketplace. In this, you have to follow a few steps freely to perform Outlook PST to MBOX Mac Mail conversion process.
Free Manual Technique to Convert Outlook to Apple Mail
Under this manual method, you have to go through the three rounds of steps to transfer emails from Microsoft Outlook to Mac Mail email client. Follow all three rounds, which are perfectly mentioned below:
Round 1: – Export Outlook Data to Thunderbird
- Initially, Install and set up the Microsoft Outlook application as a Default email client. (for that user have to go control panel of the machine >> then, Programs >> Default Programs >> Set Default Program >> Select Microsoft Outlook of the installed program >> Set this Program as Default).
- After that install the Mozilla Thunderbird email application and properly configured it with an ID.
- Now start and open the Mozilla Thunderbird email client and directly go to Tools Menu >> Import
- Now, a new Import Window will appear, so select from the options Mail or Address Book according to users’ necessities and after that press on the Next tab.
- Select the Outlook option to import email messages and another database then press on the Next tab.
- A new window will display, in which just select the PST (Personal Storage Table) file for importing Microsoft Outlook database in Mozilla Thunderbird email application.
Round 2: – Extract MBOX Files from Thunderbird Application
After completing the above round, now you must export Outlook PST file into Mac Mail supported MBOX file by using Mozilla Thunderbird. Follow the given steps:
- In this first step of this round, you have to download Import/Export Tool as add on-in Mozilla Thunderbird freely from the given below link.
- Select the Folder which you want to export into MBOX file format and then right-click on it.
- Now, a fresh Import/Export Tool window will open.
- From that Window, you have to select Export Folder Option to export files folder in MBOX file format at the preferred destination.
Round 3: – Now Transfer Extracted MBOX Files into the Apple Mail Application
After getting MBOX files from the Thunderbird email client, you can transfer them into the Apple Mail application. And, to transfer MBOX files into Apple Mail perform the described below steps:
- At the starting point, you have to start the Apple Mail email client.
- Then, directly go to File button>>Import Mailboxes.
- Now, press on the MBOX file option and go with the continue option.
- Select the MBOX file and press on the Continue button.
The above manual procedure is available free of cost for all users but it is quite difficult to operate by non-technical users. The reason is that it includes technical steps, which can be understood by only a technical sound person. So, if you want an alternate then, I think you should try CubexSoft Outlook Converter software that supports transferring unlimited Outlook files to Mac Mail at one time. Also, it provides a proper and simple working guide so that any technical and non-technical user can easily access this application to resolve the issue of how to transfer emails from Microsoft Outlook to Mac Mail. And, if you want to check the working efficiency of this application then you can also use its free trial version facility so that you can operate this tool without any cost.