How can I transfer e-mails, calendar, contacts from Outlook to Entourage

August 30th, 2012 Atie Uhan

How can I transfer e-mails, calendar, contacts from Outlook to Entourage. Article describes how to extract Outlook e-mails, contacts, calendar, and other elements of Outlook PST file and save them as separate files in the format suitable for subsequent import into Entourage.

With help of Export Wizard software, you can extract Outlook e-mail, contact, calendar, and other elements of Outlook PST file and save them as separate files in the format suitable for subsequent import into Entourage.

Downloading email from Outlook PST to individual EML files:

  1. Download, install the Outlook Export Wizard and run it.
  2. Select EML format in Output Format list.
  3. Choose all other options required for PST export (Source PST File and the Target Folder).
  4. Click the Options button and enable the “Prompt to choose the source Outlook folder” option.
  5. Click OK to confirm changes.
  6. Press Next and proceed the exporting.

Before the export of Outlook data begins, the program will ask you to select the source folder, you can select the Inbox folder for sample, in that case email messages will be exported only from Outlook Inbox folder and all its sub-folders. The program will retain all e-mails from the chosen folders structure to individual EML file format.

Importing EML files exported from Outlook in Entourage:

The procedure to import EML files into Entourage is simple. You have to move EML files saved from Outlook to the Mac OS computer and run the Entourage, choose EML files which you wish to import, hold the left mouse button and drag the selection of EML files to desired Entourage folder. Once you release the left mouse button, the selected EML files will be imported to the Entourage e-mail application. This method is called drag-n-drop, you can use it also to import contacts and calendar items.

Transferring contacts and calendar from Outlook to Entourage:

To export Outlook calendar and contacts, you can follow the steps above but select Outlook Calendar and Contacts folders as an source. The Output Format (see. step 2) for calendar items shold be selected as VCS and the VCF format for contacts. Both of these formats are compatible with Entourage and files can be transferred to Entourage using drag and drop method.

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