Converting OLM to Mac Mail Shortened to Few Steps for non-IT experts and Everyday Users with no experience with Email Migration

How to Convert OLM to Mac Mail (Mails, Contacts, Calendars etc)

Outlook for Mac and Mac Mail are two most used email clients in Mac. And that comes as no surprise, considering they are developed by Microsoft and Apple respectively. The range of features, the GUI, and the support – all of it is impressive.

However, there is one thing relating to these email clients that is no so friendly yet. And it comes as a surprise, especially to beginners that have not faced the task ever before.

I am talking about email migration. Moving data from one email client to another. It can sometimes turn out to be quite a nightmare, if you don’t’ have any tools or experience to do it correctly. And since the actual email clients are very friendly, the email migration can be equally frustrating because the users often expect the same kind of friendliness.

Sadly, there is so far no official support from either companies. So you have to rely upon third party tools. Which is not a bad in itself. Sometimes, a third party can bring more impressive solution than the actual company involved with the migration, because email migration is not their priority for actual companies.

If you start looking for these third party tools for email migration, you may again be disappointed. Most of them offer no value. Many of them can even damage your data, along with your precious time. Fortunately, there is one tool that goes past all of these hurdles and emerges as the best, most frequently recommended tool by experts and basic users likewise.

It’s called “OLM Extractor Pro.” It does what the name says it does. It extracts the data from Mac Outlook data files (called OLM files) and it does the conversion like a ‘pro’.

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It is developed by USL Software, which has already introduced several of top class email migration tools. Their expertise and skills and years of experience helping millions of email migrated across different email clients make them truly reliable company for this job. And “OLM Extractor Pro” didn’t disappoint in that domain.

You can download the free trial version and get started right now. The free trial version comes in the form of .dmg installer file, which can you get it without giving any information or without signing up for anything. Just click the link below and you can have the setup in few minutes.

Install it just like you install any other regular software program. Right from the first screen, you would intuitively know what to do. Even if this is your first time, you’d be surprised by the fact that everything makes intuitive sense. Do what the instructions say and keep following the graphical wizard. In about few minutes (depending on the actual size of OLM files), you would be done with an otherwise overly long and daunting job.

There is no risk. The trial version is free. And you can try out the features while actually using the tool in real time. It’s better than reading about the features, which doesn’t actually give you the real idea.

And if you find something that you may not get past, you can always contact 24×7 customer support, which responds instantly. It makes everything even more professional and easier for beginners.

And make no mistake if you are an IT expert. The real achievement of USL Software by creating “OLM Extractor Pro” is maintain the balance between the advanced features and functionality and its relative ease for non-experience users. You get both.

What are you waiting for?

Download it now and get started –

To import olm to Apple Mail, try OLM Extractor Pro today.

How to Import Outlook Olm into Apple Mail

Outlook 2011 and Apple Mail are two great email programs for Mac that have let users productively manage their emailing needs. However, in spite of both being in Mac environment, their data files (Olm for Outlook, and Mbox for Apple Mail) don’t get along. This causes a lot of friction during the email switch from Mac Outlook to Apple Mail. Users find it hard to transfer the data among the two programs without facing a lot of complications.

So, how do you import Outlook Olm into Apple Mail easily? There are few ways to deal with this.

1.) You could choose to drag and drop the email folders from Outlook into your Mac desktop. What this does is automatically convert the data inside that folder into Mbox files. Then you could import those Mbox files in Apple Mail.

2.) You could use an intermediary IMAP account (for instance, Gmail) and sync your email folders from Outlook to the servers of that account. Then, sync the data back from servers to the Apple Mail.

3.) Use a third party software to convert Olm files to Mbox.

Does it seem that these solutions have their own benefits and negative points? You are right. All of these three road that you can take to migrate your emails have their own blocks and assistants along the road.

First method (Drag and Drop) – This is seemingly the most elementary method that requires no internet connection and no need to install a third party software. Simply drag a folder and drop it your Mac desktop to convert to Mbox files.

It makes complete sense to go down this road if you have one or two particular email folders to transfer. Any more than that, you will be in a pickle, specially if you have a lot of emails and folders to import to Apple Mail.

  • It needs manual drag and drop using mouse or track-pad. Imagine doing it for 100 folders.
  • In addition, it also takes time to convert data in folders to Mbox files when you drag/drop them.
  • Incomplete migration – this is one of the most inaccurate email migration methods. It doesn’t preserve images, email headers, non-English characters, meta-data, and other properties of your database. You could find a lot of content irregularities in Mbox files, few of the most common ones are unreadable text, empty folders, broken images, etc.
  • Doesn’t apply for contacts and calendar

Second method (IMAP account) – This is relatively better way than drag/drop method. You sync the data from outlook to IMAP enabled server, and then sync from server to Apple Mail. It sounds simple enough to perform, and it is relatively simpler than most tedious methods floating around on internet these days. Simply use Gmail as your intermediary IMAP account and go from there. It’s a straightforward solution.

However, yet again, it can be highly frustrating and painful for users with big databases.

  • It requires internet connection, and a high bandwidth usage to sync data from client to server and server to client. Make sure to check the total size of the database and the allowed data usage by your internet provider.
  • Depending on your internet connection, it could be painfully slow. Furthermore, the IMAP connection runs on a background of most servers, which delivers even lesser speed.
  • Inaccurate Migration – This method may also compromise the integrity of your data and you may find the same issue as with the first method. Although, this one is relatively more accurate than the drag/drop and is less likely to give you extreme form of data corruption or fidelity loss.
  • Easy but not effective – It’s easy to create an account and sync data through client to server However, it is not too much effective. To make it effective, you have to do a lot of other things like check the settings and such, to make the conversion results acceptable.

Third Method (third party software) – You pay for a third party software which converts your Olm files to Mbox. These Olm to Mbox converter are many in the market that would give you the acceptable means of email migration. However, there are very few that are simply most powerful, easy to use, and effective third party utilities, which everyone should use.

One that is mostly frequently comes up on internet is “Olm Extractor Pro” by USL Software. It is recommended by some of the top industry experts for its accuracy, ease of use, and most importantly, for its technical support.

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All the arguments against drag/drop and IMAP syncing given above simply do not exist with a professional file converter. The only argument that apparently seems to be against using a software, as opposed to manual ways, is that the software are not free.

Which makes sense at first. But with ordinary tools and manual methods, if you noticed how much time you wasted, and how you lost many of your images, attachments, and other details, and how much mental effort you had to put in – you’ll realize that, in the end, Olm Extractor Pro was more economical.

Convert Outlook Pst File to Mac Mail With All the Attachments and every other item

The problem with converting Outlook Pst to Mac Mail is the loss of data, or in other words, incomplete migration. In fact, this issue is with every other type of email migration; but in Outlook Pst to Mac Mail, the risk increases many folds only because the transfer of data is between two different platforms or OS – Windows and Mac.

And I knew that. I have done it in the past while assisting a friend with the same task. And I knew very well how it all goes. You spend hours and hours and end up realizing that the transfer was incomplete. The biggest trouble is with the attachments. The attachments are generally lost whenever you try to transfer the emails from Outlook Pst to Mac Mail.

This time it was for my own data. I recently purchased Mac computer and wanted everything to be transferred. But I wasn’t willing to go through that same path. I couldn’t waste time that much only to perform an inefficient and imprecise email migration.

So I searched and searched a lot. Ironically, a lot of time was wasted nevertheless. But at least I found a good solution that worked amazingly well. Even though it came a bit late, I am still satisfied.

The method that I applied was through the professional file converter program called “Pst Extractor Pro”. As the name suggests, it converts Pst files into many other file formats, and Mbox is one of them. Mbox format is the primary file extension used by Apple Mail to store the emails and every other items.

Using this tool you can convert all of your data from Outlook Pst into Mbox format, and then import those Mbox files into your Apple Mail. Pretty simple, but highly effective.

Convert Outlook Pst File to Mac Mail

Actually, I found many other tools that do the same work, and even downloaded their trial versions. But there were few reasons that I chose and finally bought the full version of “Pst Extractor Pro”.

One, it looked very simple. Its very carefully designed graphical interface is one of the easiest I have seen. To put it in other words, using the tool was very natural to me. Even a kid who knows basic computer won’t find it difficult to use.

Two, it had many other options that actually help a lot when you are converting Outlook Pst file to Mac Mail. Such as, you can split Mbox files into two, and even specify the maximum size after which the software will itself split Mbox file into two parts. Big sized Mbox file isn’t too good for the performance of Apple Mail. There is also automatic contacts and calendar conversion, where the tool converts them to Vcf and Ics file, respectively. Moreover, you can merge all the contacts or calendar data from a single folder into a single Vcf or Ics file respectively. Lastly, there is an option to save read/unread emails separately.

All of these things make the whole task a lot effective. Otherwise, with ordinary tools, you would end up with a lot of confusion, all the emails splattered all over the place, and you will keep organizing them.

Lastly, and the most important feature of this tool was its accuracy. As I said earlier, it is a big issue with Outlook Pst file to Mac Mail conversion that attachments often times are lost or not converted properly. There was no such issue this time. I receive almost all work emails with some form of attachments. My boss’s veins would pop out of head if I’d have lost those bar charts, graphs, and all those files sent through attachments.

And not even attachments. I noticed with my trials of other tools, and through my past experience, file converters generally lose many other items, such as images embedded within the email body, nested messages, non-English text, folder structure, and so on. Again – no such problem with “Pst Extractor Pro”.

I would say that conversion with this software was almost 100% accurate and thorough.

I would suggest you to now delay, and go download the free trial version ( now, if you want to convert Outlook Pst file to Mac Mail easily and effectively.