How can I import OLM files to Postbox?

Steve N February 6, 2014
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Hello,

I am using Outlook and Postbox mail clients on a MacBook Pro. I need to transfer all my mails from Outlook 2011 to Postbox. I downloaded the Import Export tools in Postbox but it seems that they are not built to import OLM files that are stored in outlook 2011.

So, how can I import the OLM files from Outlook 2011 to Postbox? I have approximately 6 years of emails that I need to import.

  1. Tony G
    February 10, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Based on some research here are some hints for solution:-
    a tool provided by apple online store:- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/olm-converter-pro/id522796199?mt=12

    The following threads have the same queries, see if you can gain information from there:-
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5284571
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/145fb8a5-a5f7-4224-9afb-c3df7c92984c/how-can-i-transfer-or-convert-outlook-files-to-import-to-apple-mail

  2. Oron J
    February 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    There are several ways to do this.

    1. Use a conversion program. I'm a fan of Emailchemy ($29.95 for the Personal Edition). Convert the files to MBOX and then import into Postbox.
    2. Import the Outlook for Mac file(s) into Apple Mail or Thunderbird, then export from there to Postbox.
    3. Connect both programs to an IMAP account (it doesn't have to be your usual account, you can set up a GMail or Outlook.com account just for the purpose). Then, in Outlook, drag the folders into the IMAP "branch", and sync. the account on the Postbox side. Once that is done, disable the account in Outlook, and drag the folders out of the account into local storage. In terms of results, this is often the best method, but it is slow...

    By the way, Emailchemy also has a "local IMAP server mode" which simulates the process locally (i.e. without having to upload to a network server etc), but if you've already got Emailchemy, you'll probably want to try the straightforward conversion option first.

  3. Hovsep A
    February 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm