Transfer Email From Apple Mail To Outlook 2007

How to transfer your emails from Apple Mail to Outlook 2007.



If you are looking to transfer to Outlook 2007 you may want to consider upgrading to  Microsoft Outlook 2010 first as this is now available (this is a link to

Our testing shows that Outlook 2010 works better than 2007 or 2003 for synchronization so, if you do need to synchronize your emails on multiple computers as well as transfer them, it will be best to upgrade to Outlook 2010 first. We have written the Transfer Email guide from Apple Mail to Outlook 2010 also.

Outlook 2007 is still a very popular email client for Windows users and you may prefer to wait till Outlook 2010 is in use for a while before switching.

This guide takes you step by step through the process of moving your emails from Apple Mail, or Mac Mail, to Outlook 2007 with screenshot specific to both email clients so there's no guesswork; you'll see exactly what your computer should look like every step of the way..

Click on the book cover to see a sample page.

For more information on how the method used in the guides will help you overcome compatibility issues such as happen often when transferring from a Mac to a PC, see transfer-email.


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You will need the following:

  • A good internet connection or patience if you have a lot of emails!

  • Your old email client needs to be running, i.e. if you only have a backup of your Outlook Express emails but you don’t have access to the program this method will not work for you

  • The new email client needs to be installed

Note that the email clients can be on the same or on different computers. It does not make a difference.

How long does it take?

This largely depends on three factors:

  • The number of emails

  • The size of your attachments

  • Your internet connection speed

You should expect about 1 - 2 hours work in addition to the transfer time for your email.

A note on tranferring contacts

Transferring contacts can be a challenge.

Names and email addresses are pretty straight forward.

The work involved in transferring other fields from one type of address book to another varies a lot. Examples of other field types are home and business addresses, telephone numbers and the like. Most email clients provide some sort of mapping tool to map fields from an import file to the natively used format.

As a rule of thumb: the more exotic fields you have used the more work will be involved in mapping to your new address book.



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