You can import e-mail messages, contacts, and other items into Outlook from other applications such as Outlook for Windows and Entourage.
You can import an Outlook for Windows Data File (.pst) or an Outlook for Mac Data File (.olm). These data files can contain large amounts of data of multiple item types. Outlook Data Files are frequently used as an archive or to transfer data between computers.
- On the Outlook for Mac File menu, click Import.
- Click Outlook Data File, and then click the right arrow.
- Select a data file type, and then click the right arrow.
- Locate the data file on your computer, and then click Import.
- When the import process is complete, click Done. (The imported items appear in the navigation pane under On My Computer.)
- Outlook for Mac can only import Unicode-based .pst files which are the standard format for Personal Folders files for Outlook (for Windows) 2003 and later versions. ANSI-formatted .pst files, also known as Outlook 97-2002 Personal Folders Files, were the standard personal folder format for saving data in Outlook for Windows in versions 97-2002. This file format can't be imported into Outlook for Mac. If you have the older version of ANSI-formatted .pst file, there is no automated procedure to convert that file to the newer file format. However, you can create a new Outlook Data File (.pst) in Microsoft Outlook for Windows 2003 or later, and then import items from the older file into the new file. You can then import the new .pst file into Outlook for Mac. For more information about how to create .pst files and importing items, see Help for your version of Outlook for Windows.
- For more information, you can refer to "Office for Mac Help"