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I'm looking to export emails from Outlook and Entourage from Macs, and import them into Gmail (Google Apps).

Any suggestions? Found really simple solutions for Mac Mail and Outlook for Windows, but nothing for Outlook on a Mac.

Alternatively, is there any way to export Outlook emails (Mac) to either Mac Mail or Outlook for Windows? Then, I could upload to Gmail from there (risk loosing email quality, attachments, etc.)

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It depends on the setup you already have, but I think this should work.

  • In your mail client (Entourage/ Outlook) setup the IMAP access to your gmail account.
  • Setup the folders for sent and trash.
  • Move all mails from your other inboxes to your Gmail inbox.
  • Select all other folders by clicking the top one under the account to be moved, and then Shift + Click the bottom one. After all the folders are selected, drag and then drop them onto your Gmail account in the sidebar. (If there are many folders you may want to consider testing a couple first, before moving all of them).

If the account is large, it will take awhile to upload all the email.

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This is correct. I have performed this at least twice for very large email accounts (many emails, and many folders). It works flawlessly, and is simple. –  bassplayer7 Dec 19 '13 at 15:50
    
This is awesome! I got them connected successfully - thank you! However, I'm not able to find the Gmail folder, to drag everything into? Any idea why this wasn't created? Tried on two different computers- neither of them are showing them. –  Joseph Dec 19 '13 at 21:38
    
@Joseph : I don't have a version of entourage or outlook to test but you might have to add a new "mailbox" (folder) hosted on the gmail account and then move / copy all your folders to that mailbox and reorder everything on gmail afterwards. –  Coyote Dec 19 '13 at 21:47

Your aim is ultimately to archive your mail store to cloud. This tool will archive it out to a cloud mail account on a regular schedule using certain criteria (like older than X days). It preserves your folder structure and even detects when mail is too large for services like Gmail (over 25MB) and will filter them out for you to manually backup. Outlook Mac Archive Tool calls it Cloud Archive.

Outlook Mac Archive Tool

Outlook Mac Archive Tool

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