How to Export Entourage Emails for Import to Apple Mail

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How to Export Entourage Emails for Import to Apple Mail
Back up your Entourage e-mail folders as MBOX files, or import all e-mail folders into Apple Mail. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Entourage is the email client in Microsoft Office for Mac from Office 2001 to Office 2008, and was replaced by Outlook in Office for Mac 2011. Unlike Outlook on a PC, which stores e-mail and other program files in a PST file, Entourage stores all program data in a database. You can import your Entourage e-mails to Apple Mail by manually exporting the mail folders as MBOX files. Alternatively, you can directly import Entourage e-mail into Apple Mail.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


    Export as MBOX

  1. 1

    Open Entourage. Click "View," then "Folder List" to make the Folder pane visible.

  2. 2

    Click a mailbox folder you want to export and drag it to your Mac desktop. The folder is saved as an MBOX file. Click and drag additional folders until all of your e-mail folders are exported as MBOX files on your desktop. Close Entourage.

  3. 3

    Open Apple Mail. Click "File," then "Import Mailboxes."

  4. 4

    Click the "Standard Mbox Files" radio button and click the right arrow. Navigate to your desktop and highlight the exported MBOX files. Click "Import." The MBOX files are imported into Apple Mail in the "Import" folder under "On My Mac."

    Import Entourage Emails in Apple Mail

  1. 1

    Open Apple Mail. Click "File" and select "Import Mailboxes."

  2. 2

    Click the "Entourage" radio button and click the right arrow. Entourage launches automatically.

  3. 3

    Select the Entourage mailboxes you want to import in the Apple Mail window. Click "Import." The Entourage mailboxes are placed in the "Import" folder under "On My Mac" in Apple Mail.

Tips and warnings

  • After you import the Entourage e-mail folders, you can drag the folders stored under "Import" to your main mailbox list in Apple Mail.

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