There’s a seemingly easy method for Olm to Mbox conversion. In fact, it doesn’t even need Olm files. Simply open Outlook for 2011 and drag the folders in your desktop. You will get the Mbox files that are ready to be imported back to Apple Mail.
There is another method where you can create an IMAP account and sync the emails through internet using the email servers.
These are the two most commonly used methods when one wants to move emails from Outlook 2011 to Apple Mail. They seem to work reasonably well.
However, there is an issue with them. They only work reasonably well only if you have small databases. And even in case of small database, there are other issues, like data corruption and incomplete migration. And the transfer of contacts and calendar data become even more challenging, sometimes impossible. They are incredibly slow and can take up countless hours to process the data migration, and with incomplete data transfer.
So what if you can’t afford that? What if you don’t have that much time to invest, and your database is huge? What if the data is very important to you and you can’t afford to lose even a single piece of information? Many people do report that they often times lose information like graphical data embedded within emails (photos, graphs, pie charts, etc.). They sometimes don’t find the structure of folder the same as it was with Outlook 2011. The meta-data associated with emails can be also be lost, such as, To, Cc, Bcc, Subject, from. This is a very small list of elements that are often times not transferred properly into Mbox or Apple Mail.
So what if you can’t afford all this?
Don’t worry. There is a much better solution and it will work wonders for you. It is called “Olm Extractor Pro” and here are its features.
Load Multiple Olm files – you can load multiple Olm files (Outlook 2011 file format) at one time.
Choose the folders for conversion – The tool will show you all the folders inside the selected Olm files. You can choose which folders you want to convert, which you do not.
Choose Output format – Choose “Mbox, Apple Mail” if you are looking to move to Apple Mail. However, “Olm Extractor Pro” is not limited to that. You can convert your data from Outlook 2011 using Olm files to any other popular file format or email client, such Thunderbird, Entourage, Postbox, Rge, Eml, etc.
Convert contacts and calendar items – When you employ the drag and drop method (stated above), you can only do that for the emails folders. So what about contacts and calendar data? Using “Olm Extractor Pro”, you can convert all the contacts and calendar data from Outlook 2011 into Vcf and Ics format respectively. And you don’t even have to do anything. When you load Olm files, the tool will automatically detect contacts and calendar folders, and will convert them to respective format (considering you did not exclude them by unchecking the boxes next to those folders).
If you are looking for olm to mbox conversion, you should try OLM Extractor Pro. It can also convert Outlook 2011/16 (OLM) to Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Entourage, MBOX & EML file format.
Find out how it works?
If you really want to find out how it works, simply click here and download its free trial version. There is no risk at all. Once you have seen and experienced its performance, you can pay for the full version.