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March 3rd, 2009, 08:34 AM
What tool should I use to convert my PST files into Entourage / MBOX files? Is there a free alternative to MessageSave?
March 3rd, 2009, 08:57 AM
I take it the "search" function of this website doesn't work on your machine or something, right?
March 3rd, 2009, 09:36 AM
Yes it does, but the only working options there seem to be using messagesave or incredibly difficult other ways. I'm now trying to import everything into Thunderbird but I tried that before and it didn't work out to good.
So if you know a free alternative for MessageSave: please place a link or something.
March 3rd, 2009, 01:01 PM
You could use libpst if you're not afraid of the command-line in Mac OS X:
libpst is not difficult: there are exactly 5 simple steps to using it, and each is outlined in as much detail as you need in the aforementioned article. Download it, type a few cryptic commands, then execute it to produce a folder of mail that can be easily imported into Mail.app. We'd be happy to walk you through the process, step-by-step.
The short answer is that there isn't an easy, one-step way to get mail/contacts out of a (Microsoft closed and proprietary) format such as PST using only a Mac.
My suggestion would be to secure some time on a Windows PC with both Outlook and Thunderbird installed, use the PST import plug-in for Thunderbird, then export the emails to a format that is more compatible with Mail.app (eg, MBOX format).
March 4th, 2009, 04:34 AM
Thanks man, I will try this later today.
August 4th, 2009, 04:48 PM
Why buy it? You obviously work for the company, and if the company ain't givin' you a free copy of your own software, well, that's just all messed up!
Thanks for the spam, by the way. I really agree with you that EVERY thread that references Outlook, Entourage or Mac Mail was dug up from up to 5 years ago so you could hawk your warez on our pretty, little forum here.
August 24th, 2009, 08:01 AM
I solved the PST files to Mac problem using O2M, a $10 piece of software from LittleMachines.com. Very easy file conversion, and everything went right into Entourage.
January 4th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Here is a Free solution for importing mails from Outlook 2007 to Mac Entourage, follow instruction on this website http://www.schwie.com/brad/?p=22
August 6th, 2010, 12:20 AM
Use PST Converter Pro from www.pstconverterpro.com. I finally decided to use it after trying many free, cheaper or more expensive solutions. I found it to be the most reliable and effective solution for email migration. I hope this information would be useful. Thanks !