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How to Import EMLX Files into Outlook and Do You Have to?

If you are here to learn how to import EMLX files into Outlook 2019 or earlier versions, you are in for a big pleasant surprise.

If you have gone through the typical data importing process in Outlook, you pretty much know the answer. Outlook can only import PST files and other generic files like comma separate values and so on. You cannot use EMLX file, which is a native data file for Mac Mail into Outlook.

When in Outlook, you go to File → Import/Export → Import from another program or file → You will notice that there is no choice to import EMLX. Only PST.

Which begs the question: what can you do?

First, it is important to know what you are trying to do, not literally, but what is your objective is? What is it that you want to achieve in the end? It is likely that you are looking to import EMLX files into Outlook because you want to migrate your Mac Mail data into Outlook. And since Mac Mail stores email messages into EMLX, it feels natural to move them into Outlook database.

And now we are here to tell you that you do not have to. It should be a relief because it is technically impossible as well.

Now there are few workarounds you can opt for: Convert EMLX to PST, convert MBOX to PST, forward data manually, and other technically complex methods. But all of them are too inefficient, archaic, and do not deliver exactly what you want. The worst-case scenarios with these obscure methods are data loss and integrity errors and unwanted modifications to metadata.

It is safe to assume that you do not want that.

We are happy to now leave the discussion about what is not possible or what is inefficient behind. And moving on to what works.

Try “Mail Extractor Pro”.

If you have ever wished for a solution that is simple, quick, and can be done by anyone, “Mail Extractor Pro” is what you need.

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Let us see how it works. Forget how to import EMLX files to Outlook and focus on how to use this tool to import Mac Mail data into Outlook:

How to import EMLX files into Outlook

  1. Step 1: Get a trial version here. Install and launch.
  2. Step 2: Click on ‘Load’ next to Apple Mail
    • Choose ‘Auto Load’ or
    • Choose ‘Open‘ for any other backup database location
  3. Step 3: Un-Tick the folders you do not want to convert. All folders are selected by default.
  4. Step 4: Click ‘Convert.’

Notice you never handle any files manually. The tool just asks for the location for the database. In the case of ‘Autoload’ the primary database, even that step is automated and simplified.

The tool will start working immediately. The process ends with a notification window with a link to go to the output folder where the PST files are stored. You are free to move them into Windows PC and import them to Outlook.

And it is done.

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If you have been unlucky before with all the other tools and methods, you will instantly realize the simplicity of this one. There are no requirement for manual efforts.

The seamless experience is accentuated by the fact that the output is exact copy of Mail data. Every little details will preserve.

Get it to Import EMLX files into Outlook

Get a trial setup file and inspect the tool in your own style. The free mode works for ten items per folder in ‘Mail’ database but the features are all enabled for you to check them out.

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Try it today and import emlx file into Outlook 2019 / 2016 / 2011 for Mac and Windows Outlook 2019 / 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007/ 2003.

Alfred Stephens
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