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  Improving the Outlook for Entourage
Subject:   Moving Outlook Email Messages on PC to Entourage on Mac
Date:   2003-12-30 17:26:10
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Moving Outlook Email Messages on PC to Entourage on Mac

Seems to OK except I cannot seem to drag and drop files together i seem to have to do each file seperatly from my USB microdrive.
any ideas?
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  • Moving Outlook Email Messages on PC to Entourage on Mac
    2006-05-01 12:42:35  DigitalSmiles [View]

    In answer to the previous question. Are you trying to move a folder? It will only work if you open the folder and select all the email in it and then drag to your desktop folder (new one that you created). This was my mistake and perhaps it is yours.

    This is an excellent way to move data from Outlook or Outlook Express to Entourage. Thank you so much for your 1,2,3 Resolution! Great Job!
  • Moving Outlook Email Messages on PC to Entourage on Mac
    2006-10-28 18:25:37  ftlbaby [View]

    Today I transferred email from Outlook Express 6 on Windows 2000 Professional SP4 to OS X Tiger's Mail.app. This is how I did it.

    1. Download and install Mozilla Thunderbird. Current version is 1.5.0.7.
    2. Launch and choose to import from Outlook Express. (Clean up the Outlook folders and empty the trash first.)
    3. Copy the mail folder to the mac from the Thunderbird profile folder. I used a FAT32 formatted USB drive.
    4. Add .mbox to all the files inside the mail folder you just copied that don't already have an extension. I used A Better Finder Rename for this.
    5. Launch Mail.app and choose import from the File menu.
    6. Select Netscape/Mozilla and go!

    I hope this helps someone, because I had trouble following all the other tutorials. And I hope someone who goes thru this process fills in all the little details that I left out (such as the default directory of the mozilla profiles folder and the extension of the mozilla mail index, etc.)

    Also check out these 2 links:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20040325164915651

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2002100306134721
  • Moving Outlook Email Messages on PC to Entourage on Mac
    2007-04-07 14:40:50  qillaq [View]

    Stepa below got me close but didn't work with my >3,500 / 125 MB messages in 3 folders. Got me close.

    Entourage 2004 help says to import MBOX formatted files "2. Drag the MBOX-format text file to the Folders list."

    Steps:
    1. To create the MBOX format I imported from Outlook 2007 to Thunderbird.
    2. Found where Thunderbird hid my files (on Vista clicking on the path converts to classic C:\...).
    3. Moved to my Mac.
    4. Renamed the folders to include .mbox
    5. Opened Entourage 2004
    6. Dragged & Dropped

    Dave