Outlook PST to Entourage

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  1. CasperH

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    Hi,

    What tool should I use to convert my PST files into Entourage / MBOX files? Is there a free alternative to MessageSave?

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    Casper
     
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    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.
     
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    You could use libpst if you're not afraid of the command-line in Mac OS X:

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070712065953608

    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).
     
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    Thanks man, I will try this later today.
     
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    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.

    Real classy.
     
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    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.
     
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    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 !
     
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    I found KTools PST Converter from Google search engine.

    This software was very helpful. I have 18 GB of PST file that easily converted to MBOX format and recovered 18 GB Outlook PST file time taken about 2 hour.

    After that, I imported all mbox files to entourage.

    Reference: http://www.ktoolssoftware.com/pst-converter.html
     
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    Hmmm.... Yeah! Only $99 too! (I see there's a discount now - only $50 o_O I wanted to pay more... :)
    And, it's Windows-only, too. How cool is that!
    Any chance that you noticed that you need a fairly old version of Office to even have Entourage? Office for Mac moved to Outlook years ago.
    (OP, from 8 years ago, probably has moved on by now...)
     
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