Import email address data into Outlook 2011 for Mac OS

  • Last updated on: 2017-10-06
  • Authored by: William Loy

This article describes how to import a copy of your email address data from Outlook 2011 for Mac OS.

Prerequisites

  • Applies to: User
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time needed: Dependent on amount of data being imported
  • Tools required: Access to the Outlook account to which you want to import data

For more information about prerequisite terminology, see Cloud Office support terminology.

If you need to export or import email address data from a different Outlook version, see Export and Import email address data using Outlook for a list of all version articles.

Import email address data

  1. In Outlook 2011, click File > Import in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Choose a File Type window, select Outlook for Mac Data File(.olm). Then click the right arrow in the lower-right corner to continue.

  3. In the Begin Import window, select Outlook for Data File(.pst or .olm). Then click the right arrow in the lower-right corner to continue.

  4. Choose the .olm file that you want to import into Outlook.

  5. The Import Complete window displays the message Outlook has finished importing your data.. Click Done.

You have imported a copy of your email address data into Outlook 2011 for Mac. It could take several minutes to several hours to import, depending on the size of the importing file.

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