Make a backup/export of your mailbox in Outlook for Mac

Export the data from your mailbox from Outlook for Mac to make a backup.
With a back-up you can afterwards also  import mails and calendars  on another computer.

Outlook on a Windows computer?  Use our manual for Outlook on Windows .

Follow these steps in Outlook for Mac 2016:

  1. Via the navigation bar at the top left you go to “File”> “Export”.
  2. Select the items you want to export or back up and click “Continue”.
  3. Choose the location to which you want to export the file and click on “Save”.
  4. Click on “Finish” to complete.
  5. Optional: Import a backup from your mailbox

Follow these steps in Outlook for Mac 2011:

  1. Via the navigation bar at the top you go to “Tools” and click on “Export”.
  2. Select the items you want to export or back up and continue.
  3. Choose whether you want to delete the files after export or not. We recommend that you do not delete them. Then continue.
  4. Choose the location to which you want to export the file and click on “Save”.
  5. Click on “Finish” to complete.
  6. Optional: Import a backup from your mailbox
Updated on 11 March 2020

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