Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Follow a manual way to convert OLM email files to Outlook PST

Microsoft has offered two different versions of Outlook email application based on OS. They are MS Outlook for Windows OS and Mac Outlook or Outlook 2011 for Mac OS. These both Outlook versions create different email files; MS Outlook creates .PST and Outlook for Mac creates .OLM files. As you know Mac (Macintosh) OS is not much popular as compared to Windows OS. Similarly, many Mac Outlook users trying to switch to MS Outlook email platform. MS Outlook does not supports .OLM email files so you must have to convert OLM email files into PST file format which is easily supported by MS Outlook.

Such email migration is needed if different cases. In a practical scenario, when Mac OS users go to Windows OS and try to access their Mac Outlook mailbox data over MS Outlook platform. Reliability, usability, accessibility, productiveness of MS Outlook is unbeatable and it attracts users of other email clients. Nowadays, a number of users are looking to migrate their email client from Mac Outlook to MS Outlook.

How to transfer Mac Outlook OLM email files to Outlook PST format?

In order to perform OLM to PST email migration, first of all you need to setup an IMAP mail account so that you can further transfer Mac Outlook emails to Windows Outlook.

Setup an IMAP mail account:

You can easily create an IMAP mail account. For this, you just need to create a Gmail account. When your Gmail account created successfully, you need to setup Mac Outlook with your IMAP mail account. You can follow the steps given below:
  1. Open Mac Outlook. Go to Tools > Accounts.

  2. Click on Email of account page.

  3. Enter your account information. Type your Email address, Password and other information. Click on Add Account button.

  4. The IMAP mail account will be added successfully and you will see your IMAP mail account listed on the Mail tab.
Further, you need to create a Gmail label to synchronize it to the Mac Outlook. Follow the steps given below:
  1. Log into your Gmail account.

  2. Click on the Gear button and then click on setting

  3. At the settings page, click on Labels tab on the top.

  4. You need to create a new label. Click on Create new label button.

  5. Go to your Mac Outlook and update the IMAP mailbox by clicking on the Send/Receive button.
Move emails from Mac Outlook to IMAP mailbox?

In this process, your emails and other mailbox data of an OLM file will be transferred to your IMAP mailbox. Follow the steps shown below:
  1. Open Mac Outlook.

  2. Right click on any mailbox item that you want to move. Click on Move > Copy to Folder.

  3. Now type the name of your IMAP folder and click on Copy.

  4. All the copied emails or other mailbox data have been synchronized to the IMAP mailbox folder.

  5. Move all the emails or other mailbox data from the IMAP mailbox folder to Windows Outlook. You need to setup the same IMAP mail account to the Windows Outlook. Now drag your IMAP mailbox folder data to your Windows Outlook Inbox Folder.
By following these above given steps, you can perform OLM to PST email migration but it needs expertise. In case, you are facing still issues then just try a third party OLM to PST conversion tool like Kernel for OLM to PST. It successfully performs overall OLM to PST email migration without any problems. To know more about Kernel for OLM to PST tool follow this link: http://www.olmtopstconvert.net

2 comments:

  1. OLM and PST both are different file formats for storing mailbox data. Neither Mac Outlook nor Windows MS Outlook provide any free utility for conversion of OLM to PST. But there is a manual trick that can easily export entire OLM file data to PST format. More info at:- OLM to PST Conversion.

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