What is the best and easiest way to transfer outlook express to mac mail?

dalearyous

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basically a friend bought new imac and is currently using mac mail to check her email. i got all her contacts transferred over. but i haven't figured out how to transfer ALL her messages from outlook express on a windows xp machine to her mac mail...is there a quick easy way to do this?

if not what do i do?
 

hiromizu

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Connect OE to an IMAP server, dump the messages. Connect Mac Mail to IMAP server. Done.
 

dalearyous

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i ended up selecting all the message in lets say the inbox folder and dragging/dropping into a folder on desktop...then moving that folder over to the mac, dragging messages into entourage, then dragging the folder of message in entourage onto the desktop which creates a .mbox file which i directly imported into mac mail...no problems
 

TangoJuliet

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check out office2mac. its a $10 program that will convert all of her emails to .mbox files which you can then import into mail. i ran into this problem too when I went from outlook (.pst files) and wanted to transfer them to first entourage and then mac mail.
 

Injury

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I thought I remembered this being asked before (maybe it was outlook and not outlook express) but I think someone suggested to download thunderbird (or whatever the app is that goes hand-in-hand with firefox)...

import into program and you can export from there in a format mac can use.
 

bearxor

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That's the answer, though I've always used Eudora for the process. Basically, it'll import by itself from OE, and from there you can export it as .mbox, which MacMail can then import.