6298 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2010 3:54 AM by crh24
I used Little Machines on my transfer and that of a friend's, both occasions went perfectly. You have to select which mail subfolders you want to transfer and if you reconsider and start over you get messages that you imported before twice. So, better think before you do. This is due to the nature of Mail so that a message is not overwritten by the same message but simply copied again. Notwithstanding this (it took a lot of time to remove dual copies), it went perfect for me.
I talked to Apple support yesterday, and they acknowledged that there is no Apple means to export from Outlook and import to Apple Mail. I then followed your example by downloading Thunderbird and importing Outlook. So far, so good. Can you please tell me how you exported from Thunderbird? I assume I'm exporting to a file or folder from which I will import into Apple Mail.
I wonder if anyone has any answers to this problem? I have a similar issue. I imported all of my folders / messages from Windows Mail into Thunderbird which is installed on my Mac- no problems there. However when I import the folders / messages from Thunderbird into Mac Mail - it import all of the folders just fine - however - it only imports a single message in each folder?! I have tried importing individual folders - with the same result.
Any ideas anyone?
I had several hundred MB of messages to transfer from outlook to my iMac. At first I tried the 'Thunderbird' route and as others have discovered the function is broken in Apple Mail so I went looking.
I found a few solutions, most of which were lengthy procedures, but I did find one 'simple' solution--an expensive one--but to me it was worth it to get all of my Outlook messages into a more portable format. The app is a 'plug-in' for Outlook and is designed primarily as an independent archive mechanism for Outlook .pst files but it does have a built in function for the Outlook->Mail.app solution. It worked for me. Here is a link to the product: