2. Pick the mailbox folders for migration. Click "All Mail data included" to choose only some folders.
3. You can leave the default settings or change them in the next step.
4. Click Next step
and Create export
to complete the process. Google creates an MBOX file containing the selected folders or the entire mailbox.
Read more about exporting Gmail with Google Takeout
in our blog.
Once you've saved the MBOX file to your desktop, you can transfer Gmail to Outlook in two ways:
- Use a utility to import messages from MBOX to Outlook.
- Convert MBOX to PST format. This method allows you to store the email archive in a separate data file that can be transported, shared, and connected to different mail accounts.
After converting MBOX to PST, you can quickly open and view the resulting file in Outlook or import messages into your account. In the menu File > Open & Export
, click Open Outlook Data File
to view the resultant PST, or click Import/Export
to transfer Gmail to Outlook.
Importing data from PST using the built-in Import and Export feature provides no additional options. The professional Import PST to Outlook
tool offers filters to select messages, macros to change folder structure and reorganize the mail archive, and advanced settings for bulk and repeated import of PST files.