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How to Convert OLM file to MBOX file in Mac

Anuraag Singh | May 10th, 2019 | technologies

Mac Outlook data are saved in OLM file which contains email, calendar, tasks, notes, contacts etc. OLM file are only accessible in Mac OS, If you have to use OLM data in another email client then you need to convert OLM file to MBOX file format.

MBOX is the universal format which is supported by almost all email client either it is On Mac, Windows or any other platform. You can easily import the MBOX file in any email client.

I have seen many users of Mac Outlook, posting on forums about how can they transfer their Mac Outlook data to different email client. Following are the type of comments I found most interesting on those forums:

Hello there! I am a Mac Outlook user, I have OLM file from Multiple employee working under me. I want to arrange all those files into 1 email client that is Apple Mail. I have seen Import MBOX file option in my Apple Mail. So, please tell me the method how to convert OLM file to MBOX? So that I can transfer emails from Outlook for Mac to Apple Mail. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!”

Greetings All, I am looking for a way to migrate Mac Outlook to Thunderbird. I’m little bewildered here, I have over 5000 mails in my Mac Outlook account and due to change in working environment, I need to switch to Windows platform where Thunderbird is my email client. I don’t know any method to convert OLM file to Thunderbird. If anybody has a solution for that then please let me know. Thanks!”

Common Challenges faced by Users:

  • As, there is no manual method (direct solution) using which user can convert Olm to MBOX file format.
  • OLM file data can be converted to MBOX directly with the help of additional tool.

The process of transferring Mac Outlook data to other email client is quite common now a days. People transfer their mails to other emails clients daily because of the work environment now a days demands flexibility.

There are many Mac Outlook user looking for a way to transfer their Mac Outlook data to different email client but, they got scared because data transfer process is very complicated task. They easily drop their idea to migrate the data from Mac Outlook to any other Email client just because of the risk of data loss.

In this Blog, we will help you with the solution to Transfer Mac Outlook data to different email client by converting OLM to MBOX

Steps to Export Mac Outlook Data to Windows & Mac OS Email Client

If you are a Mac Outlook user and looking for a way to transfer any email client then we will help you with step by step guide to do that task. This task can be done only by using an Additional tool. We suggest you to use Mac OLM Converter to convert OLM file to MBOX.

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Advance Features of Mac OLM Converter:

  • It is advance software to convert Mac Outlook OLM file such as emails, Contacts, Task, Notes to MBOX file format.
  • It saves your emails with attachment from OLM file to MBOX in bulk.
  • This tool Provide secure data conversion
  • The OLM conversion software moves the data without alteration.
  • It Maintains Folder Hierarchy during the conversion
  • Provides facility of maintaining mails using Date base Filter.
  • There is no file size limitation for during conversion.

Steps to Convert Mac Outlook OLM file to MBOX:

1.Install and Launch the software, then Click on Add File(s)/ Add Folder Option to select OLM file.

add files

2. Browse the OLM file for conversion and Choose MBOX as Export Type.

select Mbox file format

3. Select Advance Setting for Additional Customization and Click on Save.

apply filters

4. Select the Destination location and Click on Export.

Click Export to Convert OLM file to MBOX

Important Note: The above process is applicable for Mac users only. In order to convert OLM file to MBOX on Windows platform, users can go for other tool variant:

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If you are a Mac user you can import the MBOX file to Apple Mail. Method 1 will tell you how to import converted MBOX file into Apple Mail.

#1:Method to Migrate from Mac Outlook to Apple Mail:

1. Open the Apple Mail On you Mac machine

2. Invoke “File->Import Mailboxes“.

3.Browse “Files in mbox format” option and click “Continue“.

4.Select your MBOX files in the next window and click “Continue“.

5.MBOX file is successfully exported to Apple Mail.

If you are the Windows users and wish to use Thunderbird as your email client then you can import MBOX file to Thunderbird email client using Method 2.

#2: Method to Import MBOX file to Thunderbird:

1. Open the Thunderbird on your Windows Machine and click On Tools in Menu Bar.

2. Select ImoprtExport Tools >> Import mbox file

3. “File Import mbox” window will appear, Select “Import directly one or more mbox file” option and click OK.

4. Browse the MBOX file from the destination folder and click Open.

5. All the data in MBOX file will be saved in Thunderbird.

Final Verdict:

Many Mac Outlook user don’t switch to other Email client due the risk of data loss during migration. The tool mentioned above made this task easy and it ensures that no data loss is encountered during migration. This conversion is only possible with the help of third-party software. User can easily convert OLM file to MBOX and then Import to either Apple Mail, Thunderbird or any other email client, according to their requirements. The entire file structure & security is maintained during the conversion process.