How to Convert OLM file to Gmail? [Manually] RRS feed

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  • What are the manual methods to migrate MBOX files to Gmail?
    • Moved by pituachMVP Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:29 AM published in the "TechNet Wiki Discussion"
    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:08 AM

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  • If you want to import OLM email to Gmail manually, firstly you have to configure your Gmail account into Mac Outlook.

    After that you can import OLM email to Gmail by follow these steps:

    1. Extract Outlook contacts

    First, save all Mac Outlook contacts

    • Open Outlook for Mac on your Macintosh
    • Click on File>> Export
    • Select Contacts to a list (tab) from the Export window.
    • Add a name to the contacts file and select location for the saved file. Click Save.
    • All Mac Outlook contacts will get saved. Click Done on the confirmation message.

    2. Convert TXT files into CSV

    Due to the incompatibility of TXT file with Gmail, this file needs to be converted into CSV format.

    • Open the TXT contacts using MS Excel.
    • Click on File>> Save as.
    • Select MS-DOS Comma Separated Value (.csv) from the list of file formats.
    • Save the file in a preferred location.

    3. Import CSV file in Gmail

    Now it is time to import the CSV contacts in Gmail.

    • Open Gmail and click on Contacts.
    • From the Google Contacts tab, click on More. 
    • Gmail will move to its old version where you will see Import Contacts option. Click on it.
    • A window will appear where you have to add the CSV file and click Import.
    • All contacts will get imported into Gmail successfully.

    To know the configuration steps in more detail, you may take help of this blog- 


    Friday, July 10, 2020 11:50 AM
  • If you want to convert the OLM file into Gmail, then you can use the most prominent third-party Cigati OLM Converter Tool. It can directly migrate the OLM file of Mac Outlook to Windows PST, EML, MSG, MBOX, etc. file formats with great comfort. The utility software export all the OLM mailbox items like emails, contacts, calendars, etc. without any data loss.
    Friday, July 31, 2020 8:58 AM
  • Hey 

    I would like to tell that manual solution are less secure as compare to expert solution. So, keep backup of your data because in manual solution there are chances of data loss. But if you will go with professional way then there will be full data security. And user can import OLM to Gmail, PST, MBOX etc. The conversion of OLM file can be performed in bulk easily without hassle. 

    I would like to suggest a blog that will provide top method to convert OLM to Gmail manually. Here you will get expert way also if the manuals solution fail then you can try the demo version of the utility to have an idea about the OLM converter. 

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:37 AM
  • To convert OLM files to gmail you can use any Gmail Converter Tool. One such converter I know is Cigati OLM Converter which helps you to change your change or export your OLM files to any other format or platform.
    Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:11 AM
  • You can use the OLM Converter Tool to migrate single or multiple OLM files into Gmail account successfully. It also migrates OLM file into other various cloud environments such as Office 365, Live Exchange, Yahoo, Hotmail etc.


    Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:00 AM