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I'm moving from OSX/Outlook 2011 to Windows 7/Outlook 2010.

How do I transfer my mail items/ folders/ contacts? The mail is fetched via a POP3 server and stored locally on the Mac.

I've found this answer on the official support forums and it suggests that this is not possible: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/mac/forum/macoffice2011-macoutlook/outlook-2011-data-files-to-pst/17906b6f-f276-4da7-b8e0-820699aca518

That sounds (to put it politely) TOTALLY INSANE. And I'm thinking there must be a work around.

Has anyone worked out a way of doing this?

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For now, you'll need to use a 3rd party software or service to convert it between programs.

I'd say check out Emailchemy:

Emailchemy can read:

  • AOL for Windows ("PFC" files)
  • Apple Mail
  • Claris Emailer for Macintosh
  • CompuServe Classic for Macintosh (MacCIM)
  • CompuServe for Windows (WinCIM and 2000)
  • Entourage (Database, .RGE Archives and cache files)
  • Eudora
  • Mozilla
  • Mulberry
  • Musashi
  • Neoplanet
  • Netscape
  • Opera
  • Outlook for Mac (8.x, 2001, and 2011 OLM files)
  • Outlook for Windows (MSG, PST and OST files)
  • Outlook Express for Macintosh
  • Outlook Express for Windows
  • Outlook Express for UNIX/Solaris
  • Outspring
  • PowerTalk/AOCE for Macintosh
  • QuickMail Pro for Macintosh
  • QuickMail Pro for Windows
  • Thunderbird
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Windows Mail
  • Yahoo! Mail
  • any UNIX-style or mbox-format mailbox

Emailchemy can write:

  • Apple Mail .mbox folders
  • Entourage Archives (.rge files)
  • Thunderbird folders
  • MBOX files (RFC-2822 mailboxes)
  • EML files (folders of .eml RFC-2822 message files)
  • CSV files (comma-separated value files)
  • IMAPdir (Binc IMAP maildir)
  • Maildir++ (Courier IMAP maildir)
  • IMAP email account and folders usable by Outlook

Emailchemy can also:

  • Import email into Outlook and any other IMAP-compatible email application
  • Upload email into Google Apps
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That worked but was suprisingly difficult. This tutorial definitely helped, I wish I'd found it a few hours back: weirdkid.com/blog/2009/02/08/… –  BaronGrivet Nov 9 '11 at 4:03

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