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I want to export an MS Outlook .pst file to Apple Mail. How can I do this?

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Do it via an IMAP server, which you can install on the Mac. I used dovecot, created an account on it, added that account to Outlook and just moved it all over. Then in Mail, I created the same account, and copied everything over.

I prefer this method because it completely preserves all the properties of each message, including attachments. Exporting and importing through another method (including Thunderbird) doesn't preserve everything properly.

  • thank for answer but now i use pop3 to get email – Alpacino Sep 13 '11 at 3:18
  • Irrelevant. You're setting up a mail server on your own computer for the purpose of transferring mail between Outlook and Mail.app. This has no bearing on your current email account. – user479 Sep 13 '11 at 5:58
  • +1 - This is reasonably simple to do and complete. It doesn't hurt that it's free too. – ocodo Sep 13 '11 at 23:21
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You can use Outlook2Mail. It can export mails, contacts and calendar entries.

But there are a few caveats:

  • 12,95USD
  • Only U.S./English versions of Windows and Outlook are supported at this time. Little Machines does not guarantee the successful conversion of non-English characters, languages other than English and date formats outside of the United States.
  • You need a computer which is still running Outlook to export. You can't just copy the PST to your Mac and convert it.
  • -1 - Limited and not free, just go the IMAP route. – ocodo Sep 13 '11 at 23:20
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    slomojo, you are wrong to vote this down simply because it requires a commercial utility. People who develop commercial utilities need to make a living. – user9290 Sep 14 '11 at 0:52

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