Our readers frequently ask us about exporting Mac Outlook to EML. This is not surprising. EML is a popular format, natively used by Windows Live Mail, but also works with many other emailing software. Outlook Mac is also a popular email client in Mac platform.
But you will not find any official or in-built feature to export the emails and other items from Mac Outlook to EML file.
Mac Outlook to EML Migration
Many are trying to backup or archive their data into a file format that is applicable with many other programs. You can use Outlook’s default export function to archive everything into an OLM file, but OLM will only work with Outlook in Mac. Keeping data safe in a more generic and standard file is a much wiser decision.
Secondly, if you want to move data from Mac Outlook to Live Mail, the only way to do so is by converting data into EML file. That is another reason for why so many are wondering about the natural and efficient way to go about this task.
But lack of any proper methods to do so can be frustrating.
For instance, take this email we received recently from Sarah, one of our readers –
“I am looking to migrate a large portion of my database in Outlook to Live Mail. I use Outlook in Mac for work but there are many older non-work emails that I wish I could move to my personal Live Mail email client. I have been trying out several methods and software apps but so far, I have not found anything that worked.”Sarah
Sarah is not alone in this. There are multiple ways and software apps to migrate Mac Outlook into EML format. Sadly, they all fail in one way or the other. Sometimes, the outcome is even filled with data integrity errors, which could be very dangerous if you failed to pick up on these errors before finalizing the migration. Many people delete their original data without realizing that not all the details were properly moved to the new email client.
In this post, we are looking at the convincing answer to the problem that many face.
It helps you to migrate Mac Outlook to EML
In just a few words, our highly recommended way is to use “OLM Extractor Pro.”
OLM to many other formats
It is a Mac based application (for 10.6 OS X and higher) that converts OLM files to many other formats, one of which is EML. (You can use it for converting Outlook OLM files to Apple Mail, Thunderbird, MBOX, and Entourage.
Ease of use
The reason why we feel confident suggesting ‘OLM Extractor Pro’ are many. Mainly, it features everything you will ever need to convert or export your data thoroughly. And it also has a basic UI with no learning curve. You will pick up on how it works straightaway. No tutorials needed. The only thing you need before using “OLM Extractor Pro” is to archive your Outlook data to OLM files, if you have not already done so.
Accurate, no data loss at all
One of the biggest factors deciding which email migration tool would be successfully is the accuracy of output files it is capable of delivering. Since email flies like OLM could be rich in information, storing a lot of metadata and details, and a very sophisticated data architecture, only a professional tool can process all that without loss or damage. “OLM Extractor Pro” does that exceptionally well.
Convert contacts, calendars etc
It also converts contacts to standard VCF and calendar to standard ICS files. There are many more features like these and all of them raise the status of the tool from a mere file converter to a fully-fleshed out email migration utility that packs everything you are going to need.