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Outlook to Mail (POP account)

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goldyn chyld Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 23, 2011 9:22 AM
Hey guys, recently I decided to make a switch from Outlook 2011 to Mail, and there's a quick question I'd like to ask.

One of my mail accounts in Outlook was a POP account which I already closed on the server. Prior to closing it, I downloaded all its mails to my Outlook so I currently have that entire POP account in "On My Computer" section in Outlook.

I would just like to know how to import this POP account into my Mail app so that I could access it at any time? I had no problem with my other (IMAP) accounts because they synced by themselves, but moving that POP account is a bit confusing.

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  • ajduguid Level 3 Level 3 (650 points)
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    Feb 26, 2011 5:55 AM (in response to goldyn chyld)
    What formats can Outlook export to? Mail can import Mail (obviously), Microsoft Entourage (uses a different format to Outlook so not the same I believe), Netscape/Mozilla (no idea), Thunderbird, Eudora and mbox.
    2.26GHz 13" MacBook Pro and Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,430 points)
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    Feb 26, 2011 6:36 AM (in response to goldyn chyld)
    Although I have MS Office 2011 installed on my wife's iMac, we have not used Outlook -- since I love Mail, I have as yet no incentive to trial run with Outlook.

    However, I would think if you move the messages from this out of use email accounts Inbox and Sent to other folders in Outlook, you could then import them as On My Mac mailboxes in Mail.

    I also think Mail might import the account folders, but then you might get a series of error message to circumvent because the account is no longer active.

    Ernie
    Mac Pro 8 Core, iBook, and QS G4 867, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 10.5.8, 10.4.11, Aperture 2 & 3; FCS3
  • MacGunt Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)
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    Feb 26, 2011 7:21 AM (in response to goldyn chyld)
    I think you want to export to mbox from Outlook
    Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,430 points)
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    Feb 26, 2011 7:39 AM (in response to goldyn chyld)
    I suspect the following will apply even for this Mac version of Outlook, but it is untested by me:

    http://www.techhit.com/outlook/exportimport_outlook_to_entourage_apple_macmail.html

    Ernie
    Mac Pro 8 Core, iBook, and QS G4 867, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 10.5.8, 10.4.11, Aperture 2 & 3; FCS3
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,670 points)
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    Feb 26, 2011 8:12 AM (in response to goldyn chyld)
    Make a folder on your desktop.

    In Outlook, select all mails you want to export and drag them to the folder on your desktop.

    This saves them as a .eml file which Mail can read/open.
    iMac 2.66Ghz, 2.66Ghz MacBook Pro, iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • mdelamora Calculating status...
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    Mar 7, 2011 3:47 AM (in response to goldyn chyld)
    Wow...thank you... I have similar problem. I switched to Apple after many years as PC, specifically Outlook user. Bought Office 2011 to have Outlook as main tool, but has no Sync options; hence I need to use Mail. I have four POP accounts and have been trying to find an answer for couple of months. It seems your solution is the best, I will nee to try this... No to mention other sync problems with BlackBerry...

    Thank you.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
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