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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail Apps
I tried this procedure with Outlook Express 6.0+, which uses .dbx files. Thunderbird (the latest available as of this posting) did not import anything at all. After reading other posts on the web, I used the free DbxConv to convert the .dbx files to .mbx files on the PC.

I then copied these to OS X Tiger (on an Intel Mac), changed the extensions to .mbox, and then imported them into Mail (using the Other option). It worked quite well.

[robg adds: I can't test this one, but it's a popular question. So if you try this, please comment here with the results -- how well did everything transfer into Mail?]
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If you're in Outlook with .pst archives...
Authored by: Schwie on Nov 10, '06 08:33:52AM
Follow these instructions. I just used them last night:

http://www.schwie.com/brad/?p=22

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Use Outlook2Mac instead
Authored by: scotty321 on Nov 10, '06 09:06:05AM
For $10, this program does it all for you:

Outlook2Mac
http://www.littlemachines.com/

This is the easiest way to do it.

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Use Outlook2Mac instead
Authored by: MacDan2004 on Nov 11, '06 07:22:40AM

That program specifically says it does NOT support Outlook EXPRESS which is what this post is all about.



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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: bossross on Nov 10, '06 10:25:18PM

Be aware that Outlook and Outlook Express are (despite their similar names) two different programs with two different mailbox formats. Make sure you get the right program or guide before you start. If you're trying to convert Outlook Express e-mails (like this hint's title), O2M (Outlook to Mac) won't work for you.



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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: rovineye on Nov 16, '06 07:32:08PM

worked perfectly. Imported two large accounts (via CDs) in just a few minutes. I folled the detailed directions in the schwie link. Thanks



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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: ragarcia on Nov 30, '06 10:47:04AM

I folllowed the instructions in the scwie link. Except I forgot to change all my mailboxes from *.mbx to *.mbox

Mail did not care and imported them anyway. However, it kept the .mbx extension.

That is to say, inbox.mbx was imported as "inbox.mbx" instead of as "inbox" if I had changed the name to "inbox.mbox" before I imported it.

Of course, I double-clicked on the mailbox and renamed it to "inbox" and that was it.

Long story short, you don't have to rename your *.mbx files before you import them into Mail from Outlook Express.



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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: OCStingFan on Dec 06, '06 03:09:39PM

I have emails in OE on an OS9 iMac from 2000-2005, and another batch of emails from 2005-2006 in OE 6 on a Windows XP PC.

I would like both sets of emails on my new Macbook, in a single email client.

I can save the Mac OE individual emails by dragging into a folder on the OS9 desktop, and these can then be added in OSX Entourage via Drag and Drop. I'm not sure if they can be added to OSX Mail in the same way. I also don't know if attachments will remain intact in the transfer to mbox format.

I intend to use the dbxconv utility for the OE email files on the PC, transfer them to the Macbook, and import into Mail. Likewise, i am wondering about attachments remaining intact.

Does this sound like a good plan? Any issues or suggestions I should consider? Thanks in advance.




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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: Reinhard S on Apr 03, '07 03:12:17AM

I did it via the Entourage Test Drive version on my new Intel Mac.
First I created a corresponding folder structure on my USB drive, then dragged and dropped the emails from OE on my old PC to the folders.
Then with USB drive connected to the Mac dragged and dropped into the corresponding folders in Entourage. Then I used Mac Mail - Import Mailboxes - from Entourage.
Mail creates a folder Imports under which all my original folders and the emails appeared.



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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: andrew Phelps on Jul 05, '07 10:08:41AM

this worked great for me and i am a complete novice. any idea how i can get an old access database into somekind of mac program which will allow me to print out on postage labels?



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Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: ghr on Sep 23, '07 06:53:50PM
Import Outlook Express (PC) emails into Mail
Authored by: Simon Chan on Oct 27, '10 10:55:27PM

That works perfectly well for my case.
I have a inbox.dbx (from Outlook Express) that has 184 emails and converted to inbox.mbx in a couple of minutes using an old PC.
Then I copied the converted file to Mac and changed to inbox.mbox
Then import to Mail.
Thank you,
Simon



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