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How to Import Data in Outlook 2016 for Mac

The next logical thing to do when you have exported your data from your Outlook Mail in Mac - is to import it. Importing Data can vary on different reasons, including moving to a newer version of Outlook Mailbox for Mac.

Though we have a guide on how to import your data in Outlook 2011 for Mac; however, we recommend upgrading your Outlook and import your data from there to avoid email securities and file compatibility issues. In this article, you will learn:

What You Need to Do Before Importing

Before importing data into your Outlook, you need to:

And make sure to save or convert to a .olm file type, to make it compatible on a Mac OS platform.

How to Import Data in Outlook for Mac

Follow the steps below to start importing your Data in Outlook for Mac.

Step 1. Open Outlook on your Mac desktop.
Step 2. Click the Tools tab and click the Import ribbon option.
access to importing data to outlook for mac
Step 3. Select the Outlook for Mac archive file (.olm) option on the Import window, then click Continue.
importing data files in outlook for mac
Step 4. Locate the destination of the file to import from your directory, then click Import.
locate to be imported files in outlook for mac window
Step 5. A confirmation message window will appear that importing data is successful and click the Finish button.
successful confirmation window for importing data in outlook for mac

If you'd like to learn about Email Exchange in Outlook, visit our getting started guide linked guide. Please let us know if you need further assistance or if you have any questions. We’d love to help!

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