I recently had to transfer my emails from Outlook to Mail on OSX/Mac. All the articles I found online seem to be recommending utilities that cost money and I'd like to know if this can be done without spending money or using a utility.

So, how do I (or, can I) transfer my Outlook mail (OLM) to the Apple Mail program (Mbox)?

  • Thanks for your question Andre. I've removed the software request portion of your question as that is very much against the rules here on SuperUser. As you already figured out a good answer that does not require a utility, free or otherwise, this should help keep this good question here. – music2myear Feb 10 '17 at 23:28
  • You should actually be able to mark your answer as The Answer now too. – music2myear Feb 10 '17 at 23:29
  • Outlook offers an Export option in the File menu, but I'm not certain if it allows exporting emails – JW0914 Jan 8 at 13:19

It turns out you can simply drag and drop your mail folders to a folder in Finder. This will automatically create an Mbox file, as illustrated below.

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You can now simply import the Mbox file in Apple Mac by going to File > Import Mailboxes > Files in Mbox format > Continue > Select the Mbox file > Choose > Done.

Your old inbox will now be available under the Import folder, as below:

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