Summary: The easy DIY tricks to convert OLM to PST are provided in this blog. Through these tricks, you can perform the successful conversion of files from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook with ease.
The Outlook is developed in such a way that it can successfully run on Windows and Mac platform. In Windows Outlook the main primary file is PST. On the other hand, In Mac Outlook the primary file is OLM. Therefore, this blog is about the conversion of files from Mac Outlook to Windows Outlook.
The main difference between them is that in Windows Outlook 2010 use MAPI for the communication with Exchange Server. Whereas in Mac Outlook 2011 use Exchange Web Services for the communication with Exchange Server. However, both platforms are similar in many ways. Then, here the question arises why users looking for the migration from OLM to PST. You can get the answer to this in question in the below section.
So, let’s discuss what will be the situations in which you want to export OLM to PST.
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Situations Responsible to OLM to PST Conversion
However, there are several reasons why users need to convert OLM to PST. Few of them are listed below:
- I think the due immense popularity of Windows Outlook the people are willing to change their platform from Mac to Outlook. It is because of its advanced features and simple user interface. Though, both the platform has their own individual file system so data should be transferred from OLM to PST.
- Another situation which may possible is on the temporary requirement. Let’s assume you receive an email from Mac Outlook, your current platform is Windows Outlook. So, you are unable to open this email in PST format. For this situation, you need to convert the email which in OLM format into PST format for effective OLM to PST conversion.
So, for the above situations, you have to follow a certain procedure to achieve the successful migration. So, a have a look at the tricks for the conversion process.
DIY Method for OLM to PST Conversion
Below are few easy DIY tricks to convert OLM to PST manually. The entire process is divided into four different processes. You have to follow each process serially as discussed in the below section.
A. Generate IMAP Email Account
- Go to your Gmail account or another email account. Then open the Settings option.
- Under Settings, choose Forwarding and POP/IMAP option.
- In the Status section, choose the option Enable IMAP in place of Disable IMAP. Click on Save Changes button.
B. Setup Mac Outlook Using IMAP Account
- Open the Mac Outlook application.
- Navigate to Tools menu, click on Accounts tab.
- Under Accounts, choose E-mail Account option.
- Now, you have to provide the details like E-mail address and Password.
- Provide IMAP server and select SSL connection, SMTP server and 465 as a port number Then, click on Add Accounts button.
C. Transfer Mac Outlook Emails to IMAP Account
- First, open Mac Outlook.
- Then right click on the mailbox item for the conversion and click on Move > Copy to Folder.
- Enter the IMAP account name and click on Copy.
- Now, you have to update IMAP account by clicking on the Send/Receive button. Then, all your OLM emails are available in the IMAP account.
D. Setup Windows Outlook Using Same IMAP Account
- Go to Control Panel and under Mail choose Email Accounts, then click on New.
- Now, choose Manually configure server settings and click on Next.
- Select the IMAP/POP settings then click on Next.
- Provide the details of IMAP and Incoming and Outgoing server details. And then click on More Settings.
- Now, click on the Advanced tab and provide the 993 port number in the IMAP server and select SSL connection.
- Give the port number 465 of the SMTP server and choose SSL connection then click on OK.
- At last, click on Next. Then click on Finish button.
Automated Solution to Convert OLM to PST
In case the above method fails for the successful migration then there is an alternate solution OLM to PST Converter. The procedure of this converter tool is much easier than the automated process. This converter has numerous features which I am mentioning in below section.
- It can also migrate email messages along with mailbox items like calendar, contacts, journals, task etc.
- It supports corrupted OLM files for the migration process.
- There is the option to save OLM files into PST, EML, MSG, and MBOX file formats.
I think this blog will be helpful for you to convert OLM to PST by following the DIY method. The two methods are discussed here you can choose any of the discussed above. If you feel any difficulty in manual procedure then you can go for the automated OLM to PST Conversion solution which is suggested in this blog.