Considering two powerful email application completely better in email communication we have two kind of user one using Outlook for Mac and others relying on Outlook for Windows. Both the email client find immense use at corporate and enterprise level. Being a part of MS Office suite Outlook for Windows offers a better option for communication with similar software interface and extra benefits of smoother email workflow, wide support for active directory and integration with wide devices and applications. Both the email system have their own native data storage files as we have OLM that works with storing email information in Outlook for Mac and OST or Personal storage file that works well with MAC Outlook. This leads to the need for migration from OLM to PST to access Outlook for Mac data files into PST data files of MS Outlook. In the manual process you have to cover four main steps such as setup an IMAP account, Add IMAP mail account to Outlook for Mac, create Gmail label, and at last move emails from Mac Outlook to IMAP mailbox. Let discuss how to do that.
Step 1: Setup an IMAP account using Gmail account
- Open Gmail account
- Click on Gear icon on right hand side of Gmail account.
- Then, click on the Settings button.
- On the Settings tab, click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
- Check the IMAP Access status. If the status is disabled then enable it.
Step 2: Add IMAP mail account to Outlook for Mac
- First, open Outlook for Mac.
- Click on Menu ->Tools -> Accounts.
- Now, click on Email. Here, enter an email address, password and other information in the vacant fields. Click on Add Account.
- Once the above process complete then check the IMAP mail account.
Step 3: Create a Label in Gmail
- For that, open your Gmail account. Click on Gear icon on right hand side of Gmail account. Then, click on the Settings button.
- On the Settings tab, click Labels.
- Here, now click on Create New Label. Also, make sure Show in IMAP box is checked.
- After all these above steps, go to your Mac Outlook and click on Send/Receive.
Step 4: Move or transferred emails from Mac Outlook to IMAP mailbox.
- Open Outlook for Mac
- Right click on mailbox item which you want to transfer to Outlook for Windows.
- Select Move -> Copy to Folder.
- Type the name of your IMAP folder and click on Copy.
- Click on Send/Receive or refresh the folder on Gmail to update the mailbox. Do this process, after completion of the above process.
- Now all the copied mailbox data have been synchronized to the IMAP mailbox folder.
OLM to PST conversion with manual procedure poses a lot of drawbacks like we don’t get the exact Output file with broken information and data loss as manual technique does not maintains the integrity both the file. In addition the manual steps can cost on the precious time especially if you are attached with any organizing professionally. Sighting these issues we can resort to some genuine third-party OLM to PST Converter Tool that can perform seamless conversion from OLM to PST in just no time.