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Import PST to AirMail Mac: Method That Actually Works

Published By Mohit Jha
Tej Pratap Shukla
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Published On December 21st, 2021
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Have you become a subscriber of AirMail Mac but now, cannot import PST file? Are you planning to abandon Airmail but repenting over your money. Let us assure you that you can give up the plan to abandon Airmail only because it cannot import Outlook data file. In this blog, we will introduce you with unique software that can import PST to AirMail compatible MBOX file and that too on Mac OS.

I have installed Airmail some months ago believing the claim that it can easily import generic MBOX files. But now, whenever I attempt to import PST file into AirMail, the MBOX file option is grayed out. I do not know what is happening but this email client is not letting me to import any type MBOX file. What shall I do now? Shall I bid AirMail good bye? Please help as this problem is driving me crazy.

There are some awesome integration features on AirMail that made me fall in love with this email. But now, I am not able to import Outlook PST file in it. This is really annoying and it Seems like I need to get back to using Outlook as all many important data in still on Outlook that I cannot access with AirMail.

The above mentioned feedbacks are perfect examples of users facing trouble while they try to import Outlook to Airmail Mac. In case you are one of them, continue reading this blog.

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It is not possible to directly import Outlook PST file generated in Windows MS Outlook into AirMail, because Airmail does not support this import. Rather, they support MBOX file for importing data from other email clients. So, you need to perform an Outlook data file conversion and create an MBOX file. This can be done easily with Mac PST File Converter. This application is known for its efficiency in converting PST to MBOX on Mac OS. This is what you need to do to import PST to AirMail:

Step 1. Start the tool and click on Add File or Add Folder buttons to add PST file.

add pst file

Step 2. After files are added, select MBOX as the target file format.

Import PST to AirMail

Step 3. You can also apply Advanced Settings and maintain folder hierarchy.

Advance Settings

Step 4. Select destination and click on Export button for conversion.

Import PST to AirMail via mbox

Step 5. Open AirMail and select Preferences -> Accounts -> sign > Add Local Account.

Step 6. After Local Account is created, click on Preferences -> Accounts –> [Local Account] > and choose Load message.

Step 7. From finder, press on Command + Shift + G together and enter ~/library/Mail.

Step 8. Finally, select V4 and the required path. This will import the MBOX file in AirMail.

What If You Fail to Import MBOX File on Airmail?

Many users have reported that they are unable to import the converted MBOX file. If such instances happen to you too, d not worry. As you have Mac Outlook conversion Tool, you can also import PST to Airmail by using EML file format. To do so, you need to follow these steps:

1. Open Mac converter tool and Include PST files using Add File or Add Folder options.

mac pst converter

2. After file addition, select EML as the target file format.

select eml

3. Apply advanced settings and click on Export.


4. After the file are converted, go to the saving location.

5. Right-click on any EML file. Select Open with and then choose AirMail.

6. The email will open on AirMail.

Top Features of the Tool

  • Import PST to AirMail supported MBOX and EML formats
  • Runs of mac OS 10.8 and above versions including mac 10.15
  • Add any number of Outlook file using Add Folder option
  • Support for any size of Outlook PST file (ANSI and Unicode)
  • No data loss and easy to handle software interface

Concluding Thoughts

There can be multiple reasons for you to leave AirMail, but do not let the inability to import PST to AirMail be one of them. Try the suggested tool and convert the Outlook PST data in MBOX format. If you are having trouble importing the MBOX file, the same application will allow you to convert Outlook emails to EML format. For AirMail users who want to import a PST file, this software works as the complete solution.

How to Import PST to AirMail Mac?

Steps to move Outlook PST file to AirMail on Mac are;
1. Start PST to AirMail MBOX Converter for Mac
2. Add one or more PST files on Mac OS supported Tool
3. Select EML to convert the PST file to AirMail EML
4. Click on Export to Import PST to AirMail Mac


By Mohit Jha

Mohit is a Microsoft-certified expert who has assisted thousands of clients with Outlook & Microsoft Office 365 issues. He enjoys writing on email clients as well as data migration. He is always excited about giving troubled readers the most up-to-date knowledge, explanation, and refinements.