I am trying to back up / export all my emails before I leave my current job. Outlook for Mac shows my export as greyed out. Personal Mac that isn't managed by the company.
Is there a way around this or another way to get a full backup of my email?
Since Microsoft launched the new Outlook for Mac, they have disabled the option to Import / Export .olm and .pst files. They are working on this functionality and will bring it soon to Mac Outlook.
However, if you feel the need to export or backup your data from Mac Outlook, you can either revert your client to Legacy Outlook and then use the Export functionality.
If you don't want to perform this transition to Legacy Outlook, then you can simply use some third-party tool to export or backup your data in PST or any other file format.
You can visit the link to know about the Export process in detail: https://www.emaildoctor.org/blog/export-option-greyed-out-in-outlook-mac-solved/
If the "Export" option is greyed out in Microsoft Outlook for Mac, there are a few other options to try to backup your emails.
1.Create a local backup file: In Outlook for Mac, you can create a local backup file (.olm) that contains all of your emails, contacts, and calendar events. Go to File > Export, choose "Outlook for Mac Data File (.olm)", select the items you want to back up, and follow the prompts to save the backup file to your computer.
2.Use a third-party backup tool: Popular backup tools include Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, and SuperDuper.
If your email account is hosted on a server, your emails will still be available after you leave your job. However, if you want a local backup, try one of the options above.