Import Messages to Outlook 2007 2010 and 2011 Beta From Entourage 2008

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I have messages in Entourage 2008 and when I go to export them it wants to save it in the .rge format. How do I save it in .pst format since it will be compatible with Outlook 2007, 2010, 2011 Beta since they all use .pst format.


what is an exchange server. Does that come with Microsoft office for Home personal use.


At least tell me that Microsoft Outlook for Mac and Microsoft Outlook 2007/2010 for Windows are compatible and can use the same file extensions

Shenan Stanley [MVP]

SouthernDixieCowgirl wrote:

At least tell me that Microsoft Outlook for Mac and Microsoft Outlook 2007/2010 for Windows are compatible and can use the same file extensions

Until you asked, I had no clue - then I googled.

This page:

> .. implies so:

" With PST import support, you will be able to move your PST, archive files (Outlook items repository) from Microsoft OS (Windows) platform to Mac and vice versa."

As does this page:

" Outlook!: Mac users will finally get Outlook. No, not Entourage�??real, actualOutlook, like Microsoft promised back in August. Salient features include easy .PST file importing, Time Machine and Spotlight support, and, well, it's Outlook, so you know what you're getting into."

Of course... Those are not articles from Microsoft. ;-)

Shenan Stanley

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I'm attempting to use Outlook 2011 Beta 6 to import a PST File. First, it didn't work - the PST was rather large and I haven't looked for errors.

Second, from what I've read and tried, you CANNOT switch back and forth between Outlook for PC and Outlook for MAC and use your Network Drive (in a large corporation) where your PST is stored. Once you import your PST into outlook, it'll store your messages in a local repository on your MAC, which is not easily manageable (I smell lots of freeware / shareware tools coming)

Outlook 2011 for Mac cannot use a PST like your PC. It is NOT transparent, so you will be disappointed, from reading your question. Your best bet is to buy something like Parallels or VMWare and run a copy of Windows on your Mac so that you can run PC Outlook.

Outlook Crasher

So I'm trying to import Messages/Contacts/Accounts/etc. from Entourage 2008 into Office 2011 for Mac and every time I try it, Outlook crashes and I get the error below (an excerpt of it). After that, just trying to reopen Outlook crashes it every time until I trash the Microsoft User Data folder. I've followed up to Step 3 in this knowlegebase article (, but still can't get the Entourage info to import. Any ideas? Thx.

Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0

Error Signature:


Date/Time: 2010-11-19 10:25:41 -0500

Application Name: Microsoft Outlook

Application Bundle ID:

Application Signature: OPIM

Application Version:

Crashed Module Name: OutlookLegacy

Crashed Module Version:

Crashed Module Offset: 0x0028a52d

Blame Module Name: OutlookLegacy

Blame Module Version:

Blame Module Offset: 0x0028a52d

Application LCID: 1033

Extra app info: Reg=en Loc=0x0409

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