New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Outlook Express to Mac Mail - How to?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
mac_newbie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I've been using Outlook Express in Win2000 for years. Just got a new iMac. But now I want to convert all of my mail from the old PC to the iMac.

I can't find any instructions online for doing this. How can it be done???

Much thanks!!!!!!
QUOTE Thanks
caribiner23

 
caribiner23's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 06, 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,499
caribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nicecaribiner23 is just really nice
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro Retina 13" among far too many other Apple products

caribiner23 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac_newbie
I've been using Outlook Express in Win2000 for years. Just got a new iMac. But now I want to convert all of my mail from the old PC to the iMac.

I can't find any instructions online for doing this. How can it be done???

Much thanks!!!!!!
I was faced with this same problem-- years of Outlook Express mail that needed to go to the Mac.

Unfortunately, there is no way to go from Outlook Express directly to Mac Mail. Microsoft uses a proprietary format that's unreadable by any other application. You could try to export to text files, but that's just messy.

There's a smoother, albeit more roundabout way to accomplish this:

This will require your having access to Microsoft Outlook (not Outlook Express); if you have any editions of Office, it will have Outlook included as part of it. You will also need this program, Outlook2Mac , which is more than worth the $10 registration.

The first step is to start Outlook and import all your Outlook Express folders. Fortunately, Microsoft makes this part really easy.

Once everything is in Outlook, run Outlook2Mac and it will convert everything to what is basically standard UNIX mail format. Then all you need to do is copy your converted mail (via a network connection) to your Mac and import it.

Voila. All your Outlook Express mail is on your Mac, attachments and all.

Hope this helps!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Just got my ibook G3 today..please help with few questions | Word processor other that MS Word »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
My Mac Mail just stopped working! createasaurus OS X - Apps and Games 4 09-15-2008 12:01 AM
Problem With Outlook Express On Os9 bunter001 Switcher Hangout 0 08-22-2005 10:30 AM
Outlook Express Problem Kuss Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 0 09-07-2004 02:48 PM
Outlook Express strips away attchments lollony Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 0 06-19-2004 12:08 PM
Mac Users Get More ISP Choices schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 03-06-2003 11:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?