AOL Windows to AOL Mac

From today’s mail bag:

I have a client who has moved from a PC to a Mac using AOL. On the PC, they have stored mail from previous years in File Cabinet folders. The Apple Store had no idea how to transfer the contents of the PC AOL File Cabinet to the Mac’s AOL.

There are THOUSANDS of emails, so it is not plausible to resend the emails via the PC and download them at the Mac. I know of some 3rd party utilities (e.g., Outlook2Mac) which will convert AOL to Outlook on the PC but I’m not finding anything to go from AOL Windows to AOL Mac. Anyone been here before and have a solution? It can be a purchased utility, no problem.



Filed under Mail Bag, Third Party Software

7 responses to “AOL Windows to AOL Mac

  1. AOL Service Assistant – 1.1.1
    Enable AOL services in 4 Apple apps

    Product Description:
    The AOL Service Assistant enables you to set up the following Apple applications to work with the AOL service:

    * Mail – The AOL Service Assistant makes it easy to configure Mac OS X Mail to send and receive AOL mail. If you’ve used the existing AOL for Mac OS X product, you can also import your incoming and outgoing messages from your Personal Filing Cabinet into Mail.
    * iChat – You can now easily set up iChat to work with your Screen Name.
    * Address Book – Using the AOL Service Assistant, you can now easily import your AOL Address Book contacts into your Mac OS X Address Book without bringing in duplicate entries.
    * Safari – AOL Service Assistant enables you to import your Favorite Places into a folder in the Safari Bookmarks Bar.

    Operating System Requirements:

    This product is designed to run on the following operating systems:

    * Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
    * Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
    * Mac OS X 10.3.9
    * Mac OS X 10.3
    * Mac OS X 10.2

    Download AOL Service Assistant Now (File Size: 1.6M) – VersionTracker

  2. Mark

    I attempted to download this application to get contacts from my AOL Email PC version.
    I’m getting an error message that the address or password will not authenticate with AOL. I’m providing my AIM email address and the correct password.

  3. admin

    Mark, what version of Mac OS X and AOL (Mac and PC) are you using? I suspect that the AOL Service Assistant hasn’t been updated to work with Leopard or Snow Leopard.

    • Mark

      Version 10.6.6 Its an AIM account, I’m not sure what versisn of AOL…
      Are you aware of another procedure to download contacts to the Mac from aPC?

  4. admin

    Transfer your AOL e-mail, address book and favorite places

    ePreserver is the simplest way to to:

    * Copy your AOL mail and contacts to Outlook or Gmail.
    * Convert your AOL favorites to Internet Explorer.
    * Export your AOL data from Windows to the Mac.

    Based on the product description, I’m guessing you can use ePreserver to transfer your AOL contacts stored in Windows to OS X’s Address Book, which you can then export to AIM on the Mac.

    Disclaimer: I am not familiar with the ePreserver program and cannot guarantee that it will complete the conversion to your satisfaction.

    • Mark

      Thanks for the suggestion and the disclaimer! Didn’t think transferring data from my PC to a Mac would be quite so contentious…

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