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Import PST Files

The letters PST stand for Personal Storage Table. Some Microsoft Windows products use the .pst as a filename extension.

Outlook for Mac 2011 includes .pst import. See YouTube video What's New: Outlook Item Import

File > Import

If messages are not contained within folders in the PST file they do not import. You might need to recreate your .pst files on a Windows machine then try importing again. See options below for help importing if Outlook fails.

At this time there is no export as .pst file. 14.0.2


Entourage doesn't provide direct support for PST files, as this is a Windows Outlook file format. Entourage won't be able to read your PST files directly, but there are tools and methods available to import PST files into Entourage.

Basics: Your .pst files need to be converted into .mbox files so Entourage can import. See this video on importing MBOX files with Entourage.

See these articles on the Entourage Help Blog for additional help importing .PST files:


Options that have been found useful by users:

Use Mozilla Mail. See Dave Riches tutorial (free)

Keeps all the attachments intact

Outlook2Mac...$10

Transfer Windows® Outlook® email, contacts, and calendar appointments from your PC to your Macintosh® computer!

Outlook to Entourage...$15

Transfers your email, address book, contacts and calender to your new Mac's Entourage account. This will create an Entourage account just like your Outlook account.

Emailchemy ... Excellent! $29.50

Can read AOL for Windows ("PFC" files), Outlook for Windows (.PST and .OST files), Outlook Express for Windows, any UNIX-style or mbox-format mailbox and many other files types. Improved Entourage Recovery converter recovers more deleted messages. Entourage converter now extracts meeting accepted/rejected response messages Note: Useful after import for recovering messages from a damaged database. Useful when importing from same version to a new Identity. Entourage does not allow for import using same version. Does not get contacts.

MessageSave $49.95

MessageSave makes it very easy to export your Outlook email and import it into a Mac mail client, such as Mail.app, Entourage, etc. MessageSave will work with any Outlook email account (PST or Exchange). MessageSave preserves attachments, sender email addresses, message timestamps, multiple languages. Download the trial version. MessageSave supports exporting contacts in addition to migrating messages. MBOX format is supported only when using MessageSave with Outlook 2002 or newer.

PST Converter Pro

This tool can also convert Outlook PST files to Entourage archive, outlook pst (including password protected ones) to standard mbox, outlook pst to eml files while preserving UNICODE content. PST Converter pro also supports this unique feature which exports and preserves message attachments. Works on a PC.

More Options

Import a windows based *.pst file (from Office XP) into Entourage

  • Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit released the .PST Import Tool to migrate data from Outlook® 2001 for Mac to Entourage® 2004. See instructions and download PST Import Tool for Entourage 2004 for Mac (works in Entourage 2008)

    Outlook uses a .pst file format which is not recognized by most other programs. Your .pst files need to be converted into .mbox files so Entourage can import.