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Thursday, 29 November 2012

The five import options in MS Outlook for Mac 2011


In my previous articles, I have discussed about Outlook for Mac 2011 and various factors that makes Outlook 2011 for Mac preferred over the previous email clients such as Apple mail.
Apple Mail uses mbox (for Mail Version 1.x ) and .emlx file( for Mail 2.0 and later versions) format for storing the mail files.

If you need to use the Apple Mail files in Outlook 2011 for Mac then, you need to import your apple mail files to Outlook 2011.Can you import your apple mail files to Outlook 2011 using the import export wizard?...

Let’s see,’ what are the various import options in MS Outlook for Mac 2011.’


There are five import options in Outlook for Mac 2011:
1. The first import option let you import Outlook data files.
Using this import option, you can easily import Outlook data files i.e. Outlook for Mac data file (.olm) as well as outlook for windows data file (.pst). 
Thus, it let you migrate from MS Outlook for Windows to MS Outlook for Mac 2011 without need of any third party tool.       
2. The second import option let you import information from an entourage archive or earlier versions of entourage application.
Using this import option, you can import the data files from an Entourage archive (.rge) as well as from Entourage 2008 and Entourage 2004.
While importing the Identity data folder from Entourage application, the import wizard also provides you the option to select the items (i.e. Messages, contacts, accounts, rules, signatures, preferences, calendar events, tasks, notes, custom, views, scrapbook and clippings.) that you want to import.
3. The third import option let you import Information from another application.
4. The fourth import option let you import contacts or messages from a text file 
Using this import option, you can import .csv, .ics and an MBOX- format text file using this import option.
Note: Contacts from a tab are saved in .csv format and .ics format is used for saving Internet Calendar data.
5. The fifth import option let you import holidays to Mac Outlook.
Using this import option, you can import the holiday sets from other Microsoft Office applications to Mac outlook and add them to the Mac Outlook calendar. 

After going through all of the import options provided by Outlook for Mac 2011, you can easily conclude that you can't import the apple mail files to Mac outlook directly by using Mac Outlook import wizard as there is no such option given to accomplish this task. 

So, if you want to import your Apple Mail files to Outlook for Mac 2011, you need to convert the Apple Mail files to a file type that can be imported into Mac outlook. Here, comes the need of Apple Mail files to ‘.RGE’ file converter software. ‘.RGE’ file can be easily imported into Outlook for Mac 2011.If you want to migrate from Apple Mail to Outlook 2011 for Mac, You just need to choose a powerful Apple Mail files to ‘.RGE’ file converter software that suits your needs and your budget.

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