5 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2013 9:14 AM by Eric Root
Matt433 Level 1 (0 points)

Ok, I wana covert all my email dutys over to my Mac book pro, but I have 2-3 years worth of mail in a PST file on my desktop...I need to get all this on my Mac's Apple mail ...AnyIdeas??

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • sberman Level 7 (32,476 points)

    This might help you (from Mail's help regarding importing mailboxes).  Note the .PST file is not used - they tell you how to proceed.


    Import mailboxes


    Mail can import messages from other email apps or messages from mailboxes that you exported using Mail.

    1. Choose File > Import Mailboxes.
    2. Select the email app you want to import messages from.If you’re importing a mailbox exported from Mail, choose Apple Mail.
    3. Follow the instructions that appear onscreen.
      • Make sure the app you’re importing from is open and running, because some of the options require this.
      • If you’re importing messages from a Windows or UNIX computer, select “Files in mbox format” and locate the folder containing the files.
      • If the email app you’re switching from isn’t listed, click Cancel. Consult the documentation for the other app to learn how to export your messages in mbox format (most email apps can). You can then import the mbox format files.


    Your imported mail is stored in a new mailbox called “Import.” To reorganize imported messages, create new mailboxes and drag folders and messages from the Import mailbox to other mailboxes. When you’re done, you can delete the Import mailbox.

    If you don’t see your mailboxes in Mail, choose View > Show Mailbox List; empty mailboxes aren’t imported.

  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,612 points)

    Available applications if the above doesn't work.


    PST Converter Pro

  • Bell233 Level 3 (670 points)

    there was some recent activity about this topic here:-

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/outlook/thread/71775315-5276-4b a0-beb2-bc39f4737f9d


    Hope you can get some info. Thanks

  • Matt433 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your suggestions Bell & Eric.

  • Eric Root Level 9 (50,612 points)

    You are welcome.