How to Export Mac Mail to Windows? Detailed Guide

Rollins Duke   
Published: May 9th, 2024 • 3 Min Read


Mac Mail is the default email client or email service that comes with every Apple Machine using OS X10.0 or the latest editions. It is helpful to send receive mailboxes for corporate, personal use. However, the creators of Mac mail do not make it simple for the users to jump ship if they intend to rather go to Windows OS. Most of your Mac mail data, personal information will be stored in the Mac mail proprietary formats. Hence, if you wish to export Mac mail to Windows and move to a different email client like Outlook or Thunderbird. Then, definitely, this guide is for you.

Manual Ways to Export Mac Mail to Windows

Our technical team has recently completed the research related to multiple techniques of export Mac Mail to Windows machines.

Method 1 – Export Apple Mac Mail Messages to Hard Drive, Pen Drive, and Windows Machine

  • Run Mac Mail email application and click on Mailbox << Export Mailbox… option

export mailbox option

  • Type any name of folder and press Create button

create folder

  • Now select desired folder and click on Choose to continue after that all mailboxes will be save on selected folder on your Mac Machine

choose folder

  • Copy desired folder and paste into Windows Machine by using external hard drive or pen drive

copy backup folder

  • This screenshot is showing the backup on Windows Computer

mac mail backup on windows machine

Method 2 – Get Mac Mail backup on your Email ID by using Dropbox service.

  • Run Dropbox and select Choose files option as showing

choose files

  • Now select email messages folder from your machine and press Open button


  • After complete the upload process click on Done

upload done

  • Click on uploaded file and press Share


  • Type your email ID and click on Share to continue the process

type email id

  • Login with your email id and open email message, choose View file option

view file

  • Now download the file as showing


  • Here is Mac Mail resultant data on Windows Computer

data is here

Method 3 – Get Email Backup of Mac Mail Data from the Default Storage Location

  • Click on Go << Go to Folder option

go to folder

  • Go to the ~/Library folder

library folder

  • Choose Library << Mail folder

mail folder

  • Select V3 (May be V1, V2 and V4) after that that choose xyz.mbox as showing in following screenshot

v1, v2, v3, v4

  • Now right click on xyz.mbox file and copy it and paste to external hard disk or pen drive

copy data

  • Save Mac Mail to Windows Machine by using pen drive or external hard disk, now open email database folder

mac to windows

  • Open All Mail.mbox folder

all mail.mbox

  • Double click on email folder to open it

open folder

  • Now open Data folder

open data folder

  • Open Message folder

open message folder

  • This screenshot is showing Mac Mailboxes in single EMLX file format

emlx files

Important Information about Exported Mac Mail Messages

We have successfully described the 3 best methods to transfer Mac Mail to Windows machines. But, every time exported data format was different so non-technical or home users were always in confusion to think about which is the perfect software to convert exported Mac Mail data. Because it is saved in different formats so most of the applications are failed to migrate data to other formats.

Recommended Solution to Export Mac Mail to Windows for Conversion into Desired Formats

We recommend Apple Mail Converter application because it is lab-tested software that successfully migrate all types of exported Mac Mail data to Outlook, Thunderbird, Windows Live Mail, and many other formats with 100% accuracy. It is the only software all over the world that can’t fail to migrate Mac Mail data and it has been developed after many years of research so there is no chance to fail the conversion process.