For new Mac users who were married to Windows for many years, moving over to the Mac brings blessings and maledictions. The blessings are obvious. There’s little malware to worry about. The Mac is easy to use and works similar to iPhone and iPad. Most files for major apps are fully compatible (think Adobe and Microsoft), but that brings up the malediction.
Microsoft Outlook email messages.
Getting email from a PC into a Mac is challenge enough, but with the right tools and a little luck, Outlook files and their attachments can be retrieved, converted, and made accessible on the Mac by using the free MailRaider app.
The secret to success comes in two stages. MailRaider retrieving messages and attachments. And the step-by-step setup process in the Help screens.
Setup is rather straightforward. You’ll need access to your Microsoft Outlook message files for MailRaider to work.
Then, simply walk through the step-by-step Help pages and let MailRaider do the message and attachment retrieval.
What about bells and whistles?
MailRaider is free and does one thing. It grabs Outlook message files and attachments and makes them available to you on the Mac. Some MAS users report difficulty opening .msg files, though that’s not been my experience when helping Windows users switch to the Mac. It’s not as though Microsoft has any compatibility problems with their own software.