Methods to import Apple Mail contacts to MS Outlook

How to import Apple Mail contacts to MS Outlook?


The article here explains the whole procedure to export Apple Mail address Book to Outlook application but before moving directly to it, let us brief both the applications. Apple Mail is a popular email client that works on Mac platform for the users for sending and receiving messages and to enhance the communication among users. Apple Mail is the finest secure platform that has no match in terms of security.


Apple Mail is well known as Mac Mail. Moving to Outlook email client, similar to Apple Mail, Outlook is the emerging email service for Windows users. When a user switches Apple Mail application and opts Outlook, the need to export contacts of Apple Mail to MS Outlook felt which is explained step by step in this article so as users access Apple Mail contacts on Windows Outlook.


To export Mac Mail address book to Outlook first, a user needs to convert Mac Mail contacts into VCF format and later on import VCF file in Outlook. Since VCF is a standard format used for contacts storage which is supported on all platforms so we move Apple Mail contacts in vCard format first and then import it in Outlook. Let us discuss the complete process one by one.


Step 1. Exporting Apple Mail contact files into VCF format


Find the steps to migrate Mac Mail contacts into vCard format –


  1. For this, you need to open Apple Mail. Go to the Application Menu
  2. Select Contacts. Under contacts, select the contacts you want to export
  3. From the contacts menu, go to File menu > Export > then Export vCard
  4. Provide a name to the contacts in Save as box and select a location where to want to save the contacts.
  5. Finally, click on Save button.

Step 2. Importing vCard files in MS Outlook


Easy steps to import vCard contacts in Outlook –


  1. Open Microsoft Outlook application on your system.
  2. Go to File menu, click Open & Export and then Import/Export
  3. An Import and Export Wizard opens, choose Import a vCard file (.vcf) and then press Next button.
  4. Choose VCF file whom you want to import in Outlook. Double click or click on open file to load VCF file in Outlook.
  5. The contacts will successfully be imported in Outlook. You can find the contacts under Contacts head.

Concluding Lines


With these above step by step procedure, you can easily export contact files from Apple Mail to Outlook without any trouble and can view Mac Mail contacts to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 etc.


Note: If you want to export Apple Mail emails into Outlook and is not comfortable with manual solutions, you can try Mailvita Apple Mail to PST Converter for Mac and simply move your Mac Mail files into MS Outlook and can open Apple Mail emails in any versions of Outlook. You can judge the software with a free version.



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