Since neither Mac nor Windows have any official solution to migrate content across each other client, if you are switching between them, it can be a nightmare to move all the emails. In this post, we are going to be talking about Mac Mail to Outlook and how your experience can be different.
Mac Mail to Outlook Conversion
Whether skilled or otherwise, many people struggle with getting the contents accurately migrated. More often than not, they have to be contended with some of the information missing. If your data is work related, you simply cannot afford to lose anything. Even for a personal data, sometimes a tiny missing component like an image or attachment could potentially be painfully shattering.
The good news is that you do not have to face the same consequences of a terrible email migration approach and tools. Because we are bringing one of the best software applications out there to do this right.
How to Move Mac Mail to Outlook Conventionally – And why it does not work!
There are two conventional methods most would gravitate towards:
- Uploading/syncing data to the servers and back to the client using IMAP or POP
- Converting MBOX or EMLX to PST
IMAP or POP Method:
You can add a dummy/new email account to both Outlook and Mac Mail. Then sync all the local data from Mac Mail to the email server and then from the server to Outlook. This is the most obvious and conventional approach.
It does not require any third-party tool to be installed nor does it require handling any data files. But as far as the benefits, that is pretty much it.
And for the flaws, there are dozens. It could be incredibly taxing to overcome all those limitations and flaws of the manual methods.
MBOX/EMLX to PST:
You can archive Mac Mail data to MBOX and then convert it to Outlook native file PST. Or you can find the raw EMLX files inside Mac Mail database and convert them to PST files. Both these options require a third-party file converter.
Many users who do not want to face the consequences of manual approach often go for this. And while it works way better than the above IMAP/POP method, it too has its flaws.
The “Mail Extractor Pro” Way!
If you are not willing to go all the way with manual techniques nor want to compromise with generic MBOX/EMLX converters, there is another option for you.
Mail Extractor Pro
It is the only email migration application for this scenario that is without any limitations or flaws. The tool works with Mac Mail profile/identity automatically and directly. In direct terms, there is no manual effort required. No archiving data to MBOX, no looking for EMLX files, and definitely no fiddling around with an email server and IMAP/POP accounts.
Not only is this quicker, it also greatly enhances the accuracy of output. You will never find anything missing or not converted with proper details. The tool runs deeper than any other method for Mac Mail to Outlook conversion, ensuring full protection to your data.
If you want to see how it all works directly, you can go with the free version of ‘Mail Extractor Pro‘. It is exactly like the paid version except it converts only ten items within each folder. But a perfect opportunity to freely test it out in your own ways.