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ReneeL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 10, 2012 7:51 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I don't like the serie Mail/iCal/Carnet d'adresses from Apple, reason why I bought Outlook 2011 for Mac.

I succeed transferring all my contacts to Outlook.

I try now to transfer all my mails with their categories to Outlook too but I don't succeed.  I read some discussions on this forum but they are obsolete as they were with snowLeopard and Outlook 2011.  Would someone have good news for me and find a way to transfer all the mails with their categories from Apple Mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac ?

 

It would be nice and to receive a positive answer.

 

Thank you for your help

Renée

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to ReneeL)

    Greetings,

     

    Try this article from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2413370

     

    If that doesn't work you may wish to post your question in the Microsoft forum as your question is about a Microsoft product: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoutlook

     

    Hope that helps.

  • MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:23 PM (in response to ReneeL)

    These are the two directions:

     

    A.) If you want to go Mail ---> ---> Outlook 2011 for Mac = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2413370  "Import from Apple Mail or Eudora 5.0 or a later version"

     

     

    B.) If you want to go Outlook 2011 for Mac  ---> ---> Mail = http://marcushesse.com/2010/exporting-mail-from-outlook-2010-mac-importing-eml-f iles-into-apple-mail/

     

     

    Based on what you described, you want A.

     

    If this does not make sense please reply back in your native language and I will translate.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,390 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to ReneeL)

    ReneeL wrote:

     

    Hi,

     

    The article you point is exactly to do the contrary that I need.  I want to EXPORT from Apple Mail TO Outlook and NOT import in Outlook.

     

    If you have any other information, would be great to share.  I hope still a little bit to find a solution.

     

    Thank you for your comprehension and your help.

    Renée

    If you export from Mail to Outlook you are importing to Outlook, which direction are you trying to go in!

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,390 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to ReneeL)

    Open Mail and export the mailboxes to .mbox format (Mailbox Menu>Export Mailbox) that will produce an .mbox file, then in Outlook:

     

    1. On the Outlook for Mac File menu, click Import.
    2. Click Contacts or messages from a text file, and then click the right arrow.
    3. Click Import messages from an MBOX-format text file, and then click the right arrow.
    4. Follow the instructions.

     


  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,390 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to ReneeL)

    A bug, maybe, but in Outlook.

     

    Try dropping the mailbox into Outlook rather than importing it. FYI, Outlook is truly awful, this and numerous other things are the reasons I do not recommend using it but ......

     

    If you are using an Exchange account I recommend Outlook, if iMap (iCloud/GMail etc) run as fast as you can away from it.

     

    Apples .mbox files are compliant, the fact that Outlook can't recognize them is truly an Outlook problem,

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,390 points)
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    Apr 11, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to ReneeL)

    ReneeL wrote:

     

    Thank you for all this.

    If I want to use outlook, it's because the apple suite is not compliant with my needs.

    Then you'll need to purchase 3rd party software if the methods suggested don't work, the best is Emailchemy.

  • spud2911 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 7:32 AM (in response to ReneeL)

    INFORMATION on Emailchemy from another Forum

     

    I’ve found a way in which you can import Apple Mail into Outlook 2011 on Mac OS X Lion.

    The software I’m running is Mac OS X 10.7.2 on a 2011 MacBook Pro.

    You need to purchase an app called Emailchemy. It’s 29.99 for an individual license, and 49.99 for a family license. There are enterprise versions available as well.

    Once you run the app, you need to do the following:

    1. Export all mailboxes from Apple Mail to your desktop (or any other suitable location on your computer). You do this by selecting the mailbox, and then clicking on “Mailbox”, and then “Export Mailbox”. Save the destination, and the file is saved automatically.

    2. Then you open Emailchemy and do the following:
    - click on “toolbox” in the bottom left hand corner
    - click on the second box on the top left hand called “advanced email conversion”
    - click on “add file”
    - select the folder (s) you just exported from Apple Mail (e.g. Inbox.mbox)
    Now here comes the trick
    - select format “apple mail 1.0 in the format option at the bottom
    - then 3 sub-folders will appear “info-p.list”, “mbox” and “table of contents”
    Select “mbox”
    - click on “convert” and choose a save file name. Choose the format “MBOX file (standard mbox)”
    - click on save

    And you then have a folder created which Outlook 2011 recognizes and can import.

    I just imported all my Apple Mail into Outlook 2011 – it works really well too – the formatting, attachments, etc are all there!

    Hope this helps.

  • KTGHowie Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Jun 17, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to ReneeL)

    If you have a lot of email that you will be managing in Outlook, you'll be hating this decision in a few months.  Outlook 2011, and Entourage before it are notorious for becoming corrupt.

  • Sean548 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to ReneeL)

    Success! I have been trying to move 14,000 messages in my Apple Mail archive over to Outlook. I have figured out why you can't import Apple Mail exported mbox files into Outlook.

     

    1) The mbox exported from Apple Mail is Actually a package containing the following items.

         + Info.plist

         + mbox  <-- Standard mbox format file containing messages

         + table_of_contents

     

    2) The mbox file inside the packaged is a plain text document encoded using the Unicode (UTF-8) with Unix end of line characters (Unix (LF))

     

    3) Outlook can only handle a mbox file using the classic mac end of line charcters (Classic Mac (CR))

     

    Just open up the Apple Mail mbox file in your favorite text editor and change the end of line characters to Classic Mac (CR).  I recommend TextWrangler, the worlds most awsome free text editor.

  • vboyd666 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 12:41 PM (in response to Sean548)

    And how to you convert end of line to Classic Mac using Text Wrangler?

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