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How to Import Outlook OLM to Gmail?

Nick Rogers ~ Modified: 19-Oct-2022 ~ OLM File ~ 5 Minutes Reading

Great opportunity available for Mac Outlook users, if they want to import Outlook OLM to Gmail. Actually, the MacXtra support team has recently received a few queries regarding Mac OLM file management. Here we are sharing these queries. After reading real-time queries, keep reading and continue this blog post.

Real-Time Queries

I am an IT entrepreneur and my all employees are using Mac Outlook email clients. But recently because of cost-cutting, I have decided to replace it with a free Gmail account. My administrator successfully exported all employee’s data in the OLM file extension and handover to me. But I don’t know the process to import OLM files to Gmail. Do you have any ideas, please suggest me.

I have 100+ Mac Outlook 2011 archived OLM files on my computer. These are old OLM files but now I need to access them on Gmail. Therefore, I am looking for a technique to export OLM to Gmail using my Mac OS computer. Also note that contacts and calendars are most crucial to me so I want to import OLM files to Gmail together with emails, contacts, and calendars.

Why Gmail Is a Choice?

Gmail is a most famous well-known email service nowadays because users are preferring to use it because…

  • It is a cloud-based email service that can be easily accessed from anywhere anytime using any device.
  • Gmail offers top-class security as well as encryption for users to keep secure their privacy.
  • Users can easily make it compatible with other desktop clients such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Windows Live Mail, etc.
  • Gmail users can easily archive their emails as well as other valuable data in standard formats free of cost.
  • The graphical user interface of this software is user-friendly that can be used by both technical as well as non-technical users.

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How to Import OLM File to Gmail – Complete Steps

Free download MacXtra OLM File Converter for evaluation purposes. This is fully automatic software to import Outlook OLM to Gmail. The tool asks only for Google Mail account login details for successfully finishing the task. Let’s start now!

  1. Firstly, run the application on your Mac and Windows machine.
    start the tool to import olm files to Gmail account
  2. Select Add Files or Add Folders option for inserting Mac Outlook archive OLM files.
    Add Files or Add Folders
  3. After that, choose IMAP as a saving option from dropdown list.
    How to Import OLM File to Gmail
  4. Enter Gmail credentials with IMAP details and press Export to start importing process.
    Import Outlook OLM to Gmail
  5. Thereafter, seeing the message of completion. Login to your Gmail account and access imported data.

The Features of Program to Import OLM to Gmail

  • This is a fully automatic toolkit that asks for only Google Mail account login details during the task. Even it is an easy-to-use software with advanced features.
  • It permits to import OLM contacts to Gmail together with Name, Email ID, Phone Number, Company Details, Personal Details, Phone Numbers, Job Title, Website Links, etc.
  • The tool allows importing OLM calendar to Gmail including Event details with start / end date, subject, date, time, attachments, Hyperlinks, and all.
  • OLM to Gmail Import Tool is compatible with OLM files of Mac Outlook 2019, 2016, and 2011. Even it preserves the original folder hierarchy structure while completing the task.
  • Users can export OLM to Gmail in bulk so that it will take very little effort to avoid repeating the same task again and again. Even it provides the fastest conversion speed.
  • The program keeps all email message properties like To, Cc, Bcc, From, Subject, Date, Time, Year, Signature, Inline Image, Attachments, Headings, and all.

Related blogs: How to Import *.olm file into Thunderbird

Import OLM Mac Outlook Archive to Gmail Manually

1 Phase – Enable IMAP in Gmail

  • Login to your Gmail account.
  • Click on the Gear icon for settings.
  • Choose Forwarding and POP / IMAP option.
  • After that, active IMAP and hit on Save.
  • Create a separate label to store data.

2 Phase – Configure Gmail with Mac Outlook

  • Firstly, run Mac Outlook and choose File >> Accounts.
  • Hit on the Emails option.
  • Fill in Gmail login details.
  • Click on Add Account and the configuration process.

Phase 3 – Import Outlook OLM to Gmail

  • Start Mac Outlook on your pc and select the required folder that you want to import.
  • Choose Move >> Copy Folder by right-clicking on the folder.
  • After that, you will see a popup message about the newly created label
  • Select the recently created label and press the Copy button.
  • Lastly, click on Send / Receive button. After that, you can find OLM messages in Google Mail.

Drawbacks of the Manual Approach

  • Lengthy and time-consuming method.
  • Requires technical knowledge.
  • Mac Outlook installation is mandatory.
  • No guarantee for data loss.
  • No option available for contacts and calendars

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1 – I have 20+ OLM files exported from Mac Outlook 2011, 2016, and 2019. Can I import all of them into a Gmail account?

A – Yes, don’t worry! The above-mentioned is a well-suitable program that supports OLM files of Mac Outlook 2019, 2016, and 2011.

Q 2 – I have only OLM files available but Mac Outlook is not configured on my pc. Will your software work?

A – Yes, this is a standalone toolkit that requires only OLM files to proceed.

Q 3 – Can I import OLM contacts to Gmail?

A – Yes, the tool is authorized to import OLM contacts to the Gmail account inclusive of all detailed information.

Q 4 – Is it possible to import the OLM calendar to Gmail?

A – Yes, the tool is also capable to import the OLM calendars to Gmail. It maintains the event start and end date, event summary, and all.

The Closure

The application mentioned here is obtainable for both Mac as well as Windows OS users. Users can download any setup file according to their requirements. The tool is specially launched to import Outlook OLM to Gmail without any data loss. All email metadata will be maintained during importing messages accordingly.