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How Outlook Mac Export to MBOX? Read this to know!

Nilesh Kumar | Modified: 2021-09-11T11:23:35+05:30|Mac Outlook, MS Outlook | 4 Minutes Reading

Looking for a way to solve how Outlook Mac export to MBOX? Still don’t get any convenient solution. Don’t need to worry about it now we are providing a convenient way to export Outlook Mac 2011 MBOX.

Mostly asked question by users:

“Hi! I have a work from home job in which I use Apple Mail as my email. My client provided me multiple Outlooks for Mac OLM files which include 2GB of important data. Now I have to operate this data in my Mac Outlook which seems to be a difficult task. So I need a suggestion how can I import these files in my Mac Outlook account?”

“Hey! I have been working on a Mac machine for a long time and now a new job requires me to convert to Windows Thunderbird for this I need my data backup for transferring my crucial data. But I don’t know the process. I need a simple and convenient solution to my problem.”


Before email migration ensure that the database files are supported by both parties involved in the migration. MBOX is a file format which was supported by 21+ email including Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc. also MBOX files only stores emails and attachments. In this scenario, the user needs to export Outlook for Mac to MBOX by exporting the OLM files. Here we will provide the most suitable method to Outlook Mac export to MBOX.

Also Read: Complete Solution to Save Mac Outlook Emails in PDF File Format

How to Export Mac Outlook 2019, 2016, 2011 to OLM file

It is to get OLM database files from Mac Outlook. Follow the steps given below:

  • Launch Outlook for Mac 2011
  • Go to the File menu and choose the Export option
  • Select Outlook for Mac data file
  • Choose Mails from the list and go through the instructions
  • Now you have an archive file in .olm extension

Outlook for Mac 2016, 2019

  • Go to the Tools tab and choose the Export button
  • An Export to Archive File (.olm) Window appears. Select the mail and click on continue
  • Browse the folder in which you want to save your file and click on Save button
  • Hit Finish to successfully save Outlook for Mac to OLM files after the process is completed

Outlook Mac Export to MBOX Steps

Because all your emails are on Mac so there is no need for device-to-device migration. But the user needs to follow a few steps because of incompatible/proprietary file formats.

  • Download and initialize software on your Mac system

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  • Choose the exported OLM file and Add File/Folder mode
olm to mbox converter
  • Choose the MBOX radio button from export type
choose mbox file
  • You need to apply Advance settings such as filters, categories, etc
  • Browse your location for the resultant file and hit the export button
browse location

Also Read: Export Mac OLM File to Windows Outlook PST Without Any Hurdle.

How to Convert Outlook for Mac OLM on Windows OS

In this conversion, we need a device-to-device migration of OLM files from Mac to Windows system. We can’t use any storage media like USB, DVD for such purpose.

Follow the given steps to work with Outlook Mac export to MBOX on Windows OS:

  • Download the software on Windows system that can convert OLM files to PST, MBOX, & others.

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  • Click on Add file button to add the transferred Outlook for Mac files
add olm file
  • Apply filters as required and set the location to save MBOX files
apply settings
  • Now the Export button will convert emails into MBOX format without any extra efforts and data loss
export file

Also Read: Expert Solution to Backup Mac Outlook File to PST Format


In the above article, we have first discussed why we need to export Mac Outlook file to MBOX. And later we discuss how Outlook Mac export to MBOX by using this easy and convenient method. So, that one can export Outlook for Mac OLM file into MBOX without any extra efforts. Users can also download the free trial of the required utility to experience how to export Outlook Mac 2011 MBOX.