Most of the tutorials and instructions about converting PST to Apple Mail are way too complex for a normal user to understand and implement. If you came here expecting a beginner-friendly, without any complex tech-speak guide to convert your files, you will be pleased.
How to convert PST to Apple mail
This guide not only converts emails from Outlook PST files to Apple Mail, but also contacts and calendar data. Most techniques and tools only apply to email files and for many users, that is not enough. Email clients like Outlook and Apple Mail are also called information manager because they have advanced beyond just apps for sending and receiving emails. Both of these software programs offer an efficient way to manage your address book and your appointments as well. Therefore, our suggested method below helps you migrate your data from PST without any exclusion.
Let us jump right into that:
If you do not have PST files yet, here are the quick steps to export your Outlook data to PST:
Step 1: Launch Windows Outlook and go to File –> Open & Export –> Import/Export and select ‘Export to a file’ and click “Next” and then select “Outlook data file PST.” Click “Next.”
Step 2: On the next screen, select the account to export to PST. Make sure to check “Include subfolders” option to export all the folders.
Step 3: Click on “Browse” to specify the location to save the PST files
Step 4: Specify what to do with the duplicate items. Do you want to replace duplicate items, allow duplicate items to be created, or not to export them?
Step 5: Then click “Finish”
To proceed further, move this PST file to your Mac computer, where you have installed the tool. That is because “PST Extractor Pro” is a Mac compatible program and allows you to convert PST to Apple Mail directly in it.
Now, let’s see how to use this PST file with “PST Extractor Pro” to convert to Apple Mail.
Step 1: This PST to Apple Mail migration tutorial uses “PST Extractor Pro” tool to convert the files. If you haven’t installed it yet, you can get the setup file from the download link.
Step 2: Click on “Load” after launching the tool and select the PST files to convert.
Step 3 (optional): Before clicking convert, you can use other options of “PST Extractor Pro” to refine your data migration according to your needs. For example, the tool automatically converts your contacts in PST to VCF files, but you can choose to merge multiple contacts to a single VCF file per folder. This also applies to calendar data to ICS files. Another useful option is to keep read and unread emails in two separate folders inside the converted Apple Mail files, even if they were in the same folder in PST before conversion.
Step 4: Once the PST files are selected for conversion, all that’s left is to select ‘Apple Mail’ as your destination format and click ‘Convert.’
Try it today!
We hope the simple instructions above are helpful to you to migrate and convert PST to Apple Mail. “PST Extractor Pro” helps reduce down the steps required to just loading PST files and tweaking other optional features. This is a powerfully simple but also accurate and efficient way to transfer all emails, contacts, and calendar data from Outlook PST to Apple Mail and no other tool or method comes even close.