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Web based email clients like Gmail are popular as users can access their emails from anywhere through internet. So many desktop email client users keep a copy of their emails in web mails. Here, we will discuss how Outlook for Mac users can export their emails to Gmail, a very popular web based email application.
Why You Need to do OLM to Gmail Migration?
If you want to access your Outlook for Mac emails in Gmail, then you need to move them to Gmail from OLM files. So, export all your emails to Gmail, manually or using professional tools.
How to Manually Migrate from Outlook for Mac to Gmail?
As earlier mentioned, there can be several reasons why anyone would want to migrate from Outlook for Mac to the web-based client such as Gmail. Manual migration can be accomplished in three simple steps- prepare your Gmail account, configure your Gmail account with Outlook on Mac and, move your OLM data to the Gmail account. These steps are described below in detail:
Step 1: Prepare Your Gmail Account
- To set up an IMAP account, log in to your Gmail account.
- Click on the Cogwheel (top right) and select Settings from the list.
- From the Settings menu, select Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
- In the IMAP Access section and select Enable IMAP option.
- Scroll down and click on Save Changes.
- In the left menu, pane click on Create new label and name it, say OLM files.
Step 2: Configure Your Gmail Account with Outlook on Mac
- Open Outlook on Mac and select the Accounts option.
- Now, select the Email option.
- Next, you need to provide your Gmail credentials to configure your Gmail account with Outlook on Mac.
- Click on Add Account option.
- Exit from Outlook for Mac.
Step 3: Move Your OLM Data to Gmail Account
- Launch Outlook for Mac desktop client on Mac.
- Right-click on the folder that you want to export and then browse to Move > Copy to folder option.
- Next, click on the Send/Receive option to move your OLM emails to Gmail account.
Difficulties in Manual OLM to Gmail Migration
While using manual methods, you have to make sure that all your emails are precisely migrated to the Gmail account. If manual methods are not successful, then migrate the emails using a good OLM to Gmail migration tool. Some of the disadvantages of manual methods are:
- Time consuming: The manual method consists of four major steps, and each step has multiple sub steps. Hence, this process is lengthy and time consuming.
- You need to be a technocrat: Manual migration of your OLM emails into Gmail account is very complex and you need to have good knowledge about what are you trying to do.
- No guarantee of data integrity: While migrating your Mac emails into Gmail account, the manual process does assure data integrity.
Import OLM File to Gmail Using Kernel for OLM to PST Tool
Kernel for OLM to PST tool is widely used export OLM emails into Gmail. This tool saves all the items of the OLM file into Gmail Account, like contacts, appointments, events, email data etc. It also repairs the damaged or corrupted OLM emails and saves them into Gmail. This tool gives you the 100% guarantee of data integrity during the migration process.
Steps to Import OLM File to Gmail Using Kernel for OLM to PST
- Launch Kernel for OLM to PST and click Select File on the menu bar.
- Click the Browse button to choose the file location of OLM files. Click Next.
Note: If you do not know the location of the OLM files then you can click on Search to find the OLM files from your system.
- To proceed with the process, click the Finish button
- Now you can preview all the emails of the OLM file.
- Click on the Save button.
- Choose the format of file in which you want to save (here, Gmail) and click Next.
- Provide the filtering criteria and click Next.
- Now provide your Gmail credentials and click Finish.
- Wait till the software saves OLM emails in Gmail.
- After the process, all your OLM emails will be saved in your Gmail account and you can access them using your Gmail account.
Also, Kernel for OLM to PST allows the user to save the recovered/repaired mails in multiple file saving formats for example, PST, DBX, EML, MBOX, etc. This software gives you the most accurate results and maintains the data integrity of all OLM files.