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Monday, 17 September 2012
9/17/2012 11:42:00 pm 0

How to Migrate from Apple Mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac?

Do you know “why and how to migrate from Apple Mail to Outlook 2011?”
Before we discuss this further, let us have a brief introduction with “Apple Mail”.

What is Apple Mail?    
Apple Mail Email comes as default Email Client with Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X. It is also called as Mail.app. It was originally developed by NeXT. Later on; it was adapted to become Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X’s Mail application. Generally, Mac OS user opt this for emailing purpose as, it comes preinstalled with the Mac OS.

Apple Mail File Format:
The previous Version of Apple Mail (i.e. Mail.app 1.x) used MBOX file for storing the mail box data (Inbox, Drafts, Sent, and Notes folders etc.), which is stored at the location “/User/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/ directory”.
The later versions (Mail 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0) use .EMLX format for saving the Mail data.

Some prominent features of Apple Mail:
  • It uses the SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols.
  • It supports Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, Gmail and MobileMe.
  • It supports MS Exchange Server 2007 functionality with the use of Exchange Web Services.
  • It supports ActiveSync feature in the mobile version of Apple Mail. 
I hope, the above introduction will prove helpful for you to understand this article further. Now, let’s come to my main motive of writing this article that is...
Why and how to migrate from Apple Mail to MS Outlook for Mac 2011?
Apple Mail provides a lot of features but still, MS Outlook 2011 for Mac is better than Apple Mail, in both aspects i.e. emailing functionality as well as performance.

Choose MS Outlook for Mac 2011 if you want:
  • Integration with a variety of email servers (such as Exchange Server)
  • Scheduling meetings
  • And enhanced Office functionality etc.
  • The wider set of options available in MS Outlook makes it more popular among business users.
If, you are also willing to migrate from Apple mail to Outlook 2011 then, the Apple Mail files must be converted to the “.RGE” file which is supported by MS Outlook for Mac. For accomplishing the conversion process, you will require an “Apple Mail File to “.RGE” File Converter “tool.

These converter tools provide various options to convert Apple Mail file to “.RGE” file. Even a naive user can implicate the conversion process with the help of the intuitive interface provided by these tools. These tools let you preview the .RGE file before saving it in your system and the folder hierarchy of Apple Mail and other data remains intact. After conversion you can easily import the “.RGE” file in MS Outlook 2011 for Mac and thus, can access all your mailbox data in MS outlook. By this way, you can easily migrate Apple Mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac.

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