Even the Best EMLX to PST Converter is Not Without Flaws and Challenges!
EMLX to PST Converter for Outlook 2019 / 2016..
The very first Mac Mail version used MBOX files to store email messages. Ever since the second version, Mail uses EMLX files. Each EMLX file is for a single email message. These are simple text files that can be viewed by a simple text editor. The attachments are stored in EMLXPART files. These files can be found by opening .mbox file packages inside the ‘Mail’ folder inside users’ library.
Note that .mbox file packages that Mac Mail uses is different from the standard MBOX format.
Convert EMLX to PST for Outlook 2019 or Office 365
To move Mac Mail data to Outlook Windows or Mac, it flows naturally that you can convert EMLX to PST files, where PST is natively associated with Windows Outlook but you can also import them in Mac version of Outlook.
But sadly, even the best EMLX to PST converters have some large hurdles to overcome that they generally fail to do so.
Challenges with EMLX to PST Converter
Firstly, EMLX to PST converters are only applicable for converting emails, that too, without the attachments. Secondly, you need to dig into your database folders to look for these files. And since each EMLX file is a single email message, to convert the entire Mac Mail data, the total number of files can be daunting. For a user with thousands of emails, it becomes almost unfeasible to go this route.
It can be tedious but worse of all, such conversion methods lead to errors in data integrity. You can find broken images, modified folder hierarchy, lost non-English text characters, and so on. The fidelity of your important email data is, leaving traces to data loss as well. There is nothing more painful and disheartening that losing your precious emails from friends and coworkers.
There is another way to migrate Mac Mail data than EMLX to PST conversion, and that is, MBOX to PST conversion. You just need to archive everything into an MBOX file first and then convert it into PST. It is almost the same procedure except it is slightly better than the EMLX approach.
If you are feeling a bit anxious at this point, we are here to give you the best way to deal with this. If you want to import Apple Mail to Outlook, forget EMLX to PST or even MBOX to PST, and use “Mail Extractor Pro”.
Why is it different?
This tool works on your Mail native database (called Profile or Identity) directly. There is no need for you to use EMLX or MBOX or any other file. Simply click once on the ‘Autoload’ option and sit back while the tool does the rest. It is a great way to simply an otherwise daunting job, while also greatly enhancing the precision users hope for. Not manually dealing with the files add accuracy to a much higher degree, but targeting the source directly takes it to 100%. There will no be loss, no integrity damage, no broken images, or no such errors.
Want to see it for yourself? The free version works best if you want to check it out further.
How to convert EMLX to PST
- Open it and click on ‘Apple Mail: Load‘.
- Click ‘Auto Load“, it will load Apple Mail automatically
- [Optional] Click on ‘Open‘, if you have a backup copy to browse
- Check “Ignore Empty Folders“, to ignore empty folders
- Check/Uncheck folders from preview panel for conversion
- Set PST file Size, if your mailbox is above 15 GB
- Click “Convert“
- Click on “Locate Output Folder” to get your PST file.
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