How to Import Outlook PST to Entourage

Megha Chouhan
Megha Chouhan linkedin | Updated On - January 04, 2023 |

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In this article, I will explain all the practical solutions to import Outlook PST to Microsoft Entourage.

Recently I decided to switch over to Mac OS from my traditional Windows. And I was using it on my old Mac system. So, I had important emails to move in the Entourage with all the attachments. Microsoft Outlook and Entourage are two different mail clients with different file formats to store the data. Outlook saves its data in PST format, while Entourage uses MBOX file format. Users can also migrate PST files to Mozilla Thunderbird by converting PST to MBOX file format. Because Thunderbird does not provide any direct option to import Outlook PST files.

Advantages of Entourage MBOX

Entourage is an email application compatible with Mac operating system. Though we all know Entourage has already been replaced with Outlook for Mac 2011, users still use it as they are comfortable and delighted with its features. When the users want to switch over to the Mac Entourage email application, they have to transfer their Outlook PST files to the Entourage MBOX file format.

  • Entourage is an email client application known for managing emails in bulk. It handles a huge volume of messages and helps to locate them at the user’s desired location.
  • Entourage comes with the Junk Email Filter that can easily identify or moves junk mail messages.
  • It comes with the sorting feature used to arrange email messages using its field headings in ascending and descending order.
  • Using the Folders option, users can create a folder of email messages on any specific topic for easy understanding. Adding or deleting folders as per needs is easy.
  • Availability of filter option allows meeting specific needs as it becomes easy to find emails or folders.
A Simple Method to Import PST to Entourage
Step 1- Export PST from Outlook

Here, we will start with exporting PST from Outlook by using the Import and Export Wizard of Outlook-

  1. Firstly, go to Outlook and click on the File tab.
  2. Now click on Open & Export and the Import/ Export option. Here an Import and Export wizard will appear.
  3. Here, select Export to a file option and click on Next.
  4. Next select Outlook data file (.pst).
  5. Now select the files and folders to export.
  6. Finally, in this step, choose the destination to save the files and folder.
Step 2- Convert PST to MBOX

After exporting PST from Outlook, the next step is to use the PST to MBOX converter tool; the user can convert PST files into desired formats like MBOX and even more. The Kernel PST Converter tool can easily convert encrypted and password-protected PST files. Using the item filters of the tool, one can search and save specific items or emails. Users can preview before and after files before or after the conversion process. You can easily install this tool and later browse the file or folder the user wants to convert. Users can simply convert single or multiple files at the same time. If somehow the user lost any files accidentally or due to bugs and errors, one can easily recover them using this tool.

Step 3- Import MBOX into Entourage

In this step, we will transfer the MBOX file to Entourage:

  1. Go to Entourage email.
  2. Now click on the File tab and go to the Import option.
  3. Here, select Contacts or Messages and go to Import messages from a text file.
  4. And here, select the MBOX file.
  5. Now, Entourage will start the import process.
  6. After the process gets over, the user will be able to see the imported files on Entourage.

Summing up

Cross-platform data transfer is risky because of the incompatibility of different file formats. If you are too trapped in this import-export problem, I will highly suggest a smart and reliable solution for all your needs. With the Kernel tool, users can convert heavy PST files. Different filter options are available based on various parameters. There is no difficulty in using this tool as it comes with a guide to help users throughout the process. Also, Kernel has a 24/7 support team.

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