Currently Being ModeratedMar 10, 2011 9:08 PM (in response to One Big Wookie)Take a look at the Apple Discussion thread Outlook to Mail (POP account).
That was a quick one night stand with Microsoft!MacBook Pro 2.16, Mac Pro Dual 2.8, 14G RAM, 2010 Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 32 3GS and Time Capsule 2T
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2011 4:17 PM (in response to One Big Wookie)
Just migrated back from outlook 2011 to apple mail, 3 main steps, but you will need a windows PC or VM
1- Copy the messages from outlook 2011 into folders, you can do that by highlighting the messages to you want to migrate then dragging them into an empty folder, this will create a list of ".eml" files, 1 file for each message
2- use the free "eml2mbx" http://download.cnet.com/eml2mbx/3000-2648_4-10788884.html to convert the .eml messages into one .mbx file, this will create an mbox file
3- in apple mail, go to import "File" then "Import Mailboxes..." then select mbox format, select your .mbx file and it should import all your messages
note: sometimes the name of the file in mac osx will not be accepted in windows, like having "\" character at the beginning for example, I had a couple of files out of 8000 messages which I manually corrected
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2011 5:55 PM (in response to sherif.taher)
Outlook for Mac has .pst import but not .pst export, .olm is your only option for the whole thing, .txt for contacts only, it's a dead end.
If you are just moving mail then satcomers method should work, contacts can be exported to .txt and there are free converters you can download that will convert them into a format for MacMail, I have yet to find any way of exporting the calendar other than .olm, which is only readable by Outlook for Mac 2011.
If you are using an iMap or Exchange account it's much easier, who is your provider and how is your account configured?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 1:44 AM (in response to One Big Wookie)
I am assuming that you managed to get it done, but just in case other people wish to do this, I have written a step by step procedure for doing this. I managed to transfer ever email from outlook for mac 2011 to Mac Mail, without any problem at all. I have been looking to do this for months and have finally managed it and I am delighted that I am completely on Mac for my email calendar and contacts. Good Bye Microsoft!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 12:17 PM (in response to stayingaliveuk)
Thank you Michael. Brilliant! Works fine also for sent items. Good Bye Outlook.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 7:51 PM (in response to stayingaliveuk)
i tried Michael's suggestion and it doesn't work for me. when i try and drag an outlook folder to a new folder on the desktop, it won't 'drop' into the new folder (therefore no mbox conversion). I just upgraded to Lion, could that be the reason?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 8:09 PM (in response to One Big Wookie)
Try using Emailchemy (http://www.weirdkid.com/index.html). It works great in converting various email applications.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 8:14 PM (in response to paulwallah)
After doing the updates for Outlook it worked like a charm. Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 6:52 PM (in response to stayingaliveuk)
Michael, you are the man!!!
Thank you so much, it worked perfectly!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2011 12:49 PM (in response to stayingaliveuk)
Michael, works great ! Even with Lion !
Finally got rid of another Microshit product...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 7:37 AM (in response to stayingaliveuk)
After searching a lot at google (and almost paying up to $40 for apps like EagleFiler or Emailchemy), I've read your step-by-step procedure... It worked out just GREAT!
Thanks a lot and wish you all the best!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 11:49 PM (in response to stayingaliveuk)
I have been trying for the last couple of months to find the answer to moving from Outlook, luckily found your way and it was so easy.
I had also thought that I would have to buy Eaglefiler or such to get this done, but hoped that there was some one like you around to help the plebs and not fork out $40 just to use the application only once, because I won't ever be going back to Outlook again.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 11:53 PM (in response to stayingaliveuk)
Thank you Michael, works like a charm. Finally I can ditch Outlook 2011. For an entire year Microsoft has done nothing but ignore the many bug reports from paying customers I see that as a sign to kiss them goodbye.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to stayingaliveuk)
Michael's instructions worked like a charm...I have outlook for mac '11 & Max OS Lion and importing from Outlook to Mac Mail worked seamlessly...Thanks Michael...