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Convert Mac Outlook OLM To PST Files Manually (A Conversion Guide)

by Virat Singh IT & Software Analyst

Today we will be discussing about the manual techniques to convert MAC Outlook OLM files to PST format for free.

Do you use Microsoft Outlook?
If you use or have heard about it, you might know how important Outlook is in official and personal communication. Although we can use other email clients but we cannot deny the importance of this application.

That is why MS outlook is available for both MAC users and Windows users.

And if you don’t know what is OLM file or what is PST files then let me tell you that OLM file is basically an extension file created by MAC Outlook. So OLM files are file which contains all your email information which are stored by using an Exchange server. So OLM is a consolidated single file which stores all your data related to the inbox, contacts, and calendars and so on.

As it is created by MAC Outlook, it is only supported in MAC operating systems. So if you want to open these OLM files in Windows Outlook, that will not be possible. As Windows Outlook version doesn’t support OLM files. For that, you need to convert MAC Outlook OLM to Outlook PST.
Note: PST is the file used by Windows Outlook to store it’s user’s data.

So the best way to open OLM files in Windows Outlook is by converting OLM files into PST format.

So How To Convert Mac Outlook OLM To PST Files For Free

There is manual technique through which you can easily convert Mac Outlook OLM to PST Files for free.

Before going for the step by step technique you need to complete these steps:

·         Create a new gmail id

·         Then configure this gmail id with your MAC Outlook

·         Now migrate all your emails

·         Configure Windows Outlook with Gmail

·         Export all your emails from IMAP server to Windows Outlook

Step 01: How To Configure MAC Outlook With Gmail

·         Launch MAC Outlook

·         Go to ‘Tools’ – accounts – a new Window will pop up

·         Click on ‘+’ button to add a new account

·         Go to email address pane and type the email address and password for that gmail account

·         Mention ”imap.gmail.com” as incoming server

·         Use ”smtp.gmail.com” as outgoing server

·         Enter 465 as the outgoing server

·         Now add the account and check if everything has been entered correctly

Step 02: Migrate Outlook Emails To Gmail

·         Right click and then copy the folder that you want to move

·         Then in Gmail folder in Outlook select the destination folder

·         Once done. Refresh the page or your Gmail

Step 03: Configure Your Gmail With Outlook

·         Launch Microsoft Outlook

·         Go to ‘File’ – Info – Account Settings, as soon as you click on ‘Account settings’ a new window will pop up

·         Click on New icon

·         Either click on ”additional server type” or check on “Manually configure server setting”

·         Check” Internet E-mail”

·         Now enter your email address and your email password

·         Mention ”imap.gmail.com” as incoming server and ”smtp.gmail.com” as outgoing server

·         Now put ‘993’ in ‘Incoming server port’ and ‘465’ as ‘Outgoing server port’

·         Now test your account setting and click on finish

Step 04: Migrating Emails From Gmail To Outlook

·         Open your Gmail account and go to settings

·         Select Forwarding and POP/IMAP

·         Now enable IMAP under ‘IMAP Access’

·         Enable “Auto-Expunge on” and ” Archive” if you wish too

·         Save the following changes and click on Send/receive

This manual technique is quite an effective one to convert Mac Outlook OLM to PST files for free. Although it’s effective but a very lengthy process.

But if you are looking for a tool which can help you in converting OLM files into Outlook PST format in less time, you may check out this free OLM To PST Converter Tool.

Its accurate, reliable and quite effective in converting your files in few click.

You should give it a look too.


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About Virat Singh Advanced   IT & Software Analyst

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