Office 365 (Apple Mail) - Import Locally Stored and Archived Email

Best Effort Support Only

This document contains instructions on using a non-Microsoft email client, such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird. Microsoft does not recommend these clients for use with Office 365, and there are often significant limitations in client functionality as a result.

Because of this, the DoIT Help Desk is only able to offer best effort support for these clients, and certain issues may require the use of a Microsoft client in order to be resolved. For more information on Office 365 client support, please see: Office 365 - Which clients/protocols will be supported?.

This document will provide step-by-step instructions on how to import locally stored and archived email into Apple Mail.

Note: Locally stored and archived email can be imported into Apple Mail from the following email clients and file format: Apple Mail, Thunderbird, and files in .mbox format.

  1. Open Mail.

    Open Mail.

  2. Click File, then select Import Mailboxes....

    File Menu.

  3. For our instructions Apple Mail will be selected.

    Import Menu.

  4. Select the file you wish to import, then click Choose.

    Choose File.

  5. The next window will say You can find the imported mailboxes in the folder named "Import" in the mailboxes list. You can now select Done.

    Import Finished.

  6. The imported mailbox can now be found in the Import folder, under On My Mac.

    Mailbox Location.

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Keywords:microsoft office 365 o365 import importing local stored emails archive archived apple mail mailbox mozilla thunderbird .mbox files documents mac export exporting list folders   Doc ID:39771
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2014-05-05 13:45 CDTUpdated:2015-09-11 12:40 CDT
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