Procedure to Convert Outlook OST File to Mac Mail
OST file is associated with Microsoft Outlook which helps users to work in offline mode when internet connection is not available. OST file is automatically synced once the internet connection is available. An OST file stores emails, contacts, notes, calendars, journals etc. in its database. But the problem with OST file is it cannot be imported to any email client or cannot be moved from one system to another. Therefore, it becomes necessary for the user to convert OST file to a file format which can be moved to another system.
Mac Mail is another email client that supports MBOX file format. It is an email client that is developed for Mac users. It stores all emails in MBOX file format. When a user wants to export OST file to Mac Mail, it is not possible directly to move OST file to MBOX format. In this case, a user first converts OST file to PST format and then proceed for the further working.
There are several reasons that import OST file to Mac Mail. Here are few -
It is discussed earlier that direct export of OST file to Mac Mail is not possible so a user has to convert OST to PST format first. To convert OST emails to PST, use Mailvita OST to PST Converter for Mac that will convert complete OST database without delays to PST format. It is one of the simplified applications that will perform OST data conversion as per user needs.
Once OST file is converted to Outlook PST format which supports Mac OS X. Below are the steps to import PST to MS Outlook 2016 –
Once the PST file is imported into Outlook 2016. Now, you can easily drag and drop the folder from Outlook as .mbox file. (this is the new feature of Mac Outlook 2016). In this way, a user got MBOX file. Mac Mail supports MBOX file so you can easily import MBOX file to Mac Mail/Apple Mail.
Now, you can say your OST files are easily imported to Mac Mail with these above-discussed steps.
Conversion of OST files to Mac Mail was tough earlier but after going through this blog, this will become easier for the user. I hope the users can get the solution of their queries on how to export OST to Mac Mail with these step by step guidance from the article.