Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tips on Moving emails between Mac Outlook and Windows Outlook


MS Outlook, a popular email client of Windows environment, provides excellent connectivity to Exchange Server as it is a Microsoft product. A similar email client was not available for Mac environment earlier. But Outlook for Mac 2011 helps Mac users to connect to MS Exchange Server. This email client is similar to MS Outlook in many ways. However, it is not a well-established product as MS Outlook is.


Outlook for Mac
MS Outlook
Developer
Microsoft
Microsoft
OS Environment
Macintosh
Windows
File format
OLM
PST






Inbox View


Outlook for Mac stores its file in OLM format, which is different from the PST format used by MS Outlook. For the same reason, users of one email client will not be able to access the mailboxes of the other. But there are many situations in which Mac users move to Windows and vice versa. While switching over, email client users have to move their mailboxes to the new environment. As these email clients two different formats, inaccessibility issue arises here. So conversion of format is essential here.

How to Import PST files to Outlook for Mac 2011?

Microsoft provides direct import facility in Outlook for Mac to import PST files of Outlook. So for Mac users it is easy to access Outlook mailboxes. Here are the steps:
  1. First move the PST file to Mac system.
  2. Open Outlook for Mac and click File > Import.
  3. Select Outlook Data File (.pst or .olm) and click right arrow.
  4. Select Outlook for Windows Data File (.pst); click the right arrow.
  5. Locate and select the PST file; click Import.
  6. Finally, click Done
 

Imported items can be seen in the navigation pane, under On My Computer.

How to Import OLM Files to Outlook PST?
MS Outlook does not have a feature to import OLM files. So a professional tool like Kernel for OLM to PST is the best bet here. It readily converts OLM to PST format that is accessible with MS Outlook. As it is a user-friendly tool, users can perform this conversion very easily without any external help.

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