Mac Outlook stores its contacts in its data storage repository OLM file. Along with other data like emails, calendar entries, etc. However, when a user needs to switch from Mac Outlook to a web-based email client like Gmail, contacts need to be imported to Gmail. Exporting OLM contacts directly from Outlook Mac file to Gmail account may be difficult. As Contacts may contain important phone numbers or addresses, users cannot afford to lose them at any cost. Therefore, in this blog, we will be discussing how a user can import OLM contacts to Gmail account.


Methods to Import OLM to Google Contacts

Since MS Outlook for Mac Operating System or Gmail does not offer any direct utility to import OLM contacts to Gmail. Therefore, we have a method that involves export from OLM contacts to CSV and import the CSV file to the Gmail account.

  • Export OLM Contacts to a list (.txt file)
  1. Launch MS Outlook in Mac System.
  2. Go to File and select the Export option.
  3. Now you will encounter an Export window, here you need to select Contacts to a list (tab) option.
  4. Type the name of the Contacts file and specify the location of the file.
  5. After that, you need to click on Save and confirmation message for import will be shown.
  6. Convert TXT file to CSV file format - Since text file containing contacts generated by Mac Outlook is not supported by the Gmail account, a user needs to convert it to CSV file before importing it to Gmail. For this, we will follow the steps defined below:
  7. Select the Text file and open it using the MS Excel application.
  8. Since the file is not much in the proper format, we will convert it to the CSV file.
  9. Go to File and select Save as option.
  10. Select an MS-DOS Comma Separated Value form the list of file formats displayed.
  11. Save that file in CSV format in a desired location.

  • Import CSV file to Gmail Account
In this section, we are going to import the file containing OLM contacts to Gmail contacts by executing the following steps:
  1. Open the Gmail login page and enter the account credentials.
  2. Navigate to Contacts option under Gmail on the left-most part of the screen.
  3. From the options, click on More and select the Import option.
  4. Select CVS or vCard File from the list and move forward after clicking Next
  5. Browse the path of the CSV file containing contacts and choose Import Option.
  6. The import process will be started.
  7. OLM contacts can be seen in Imported Folder under My Contacts Tab in the Gmail account.
In such a situation, if you want to migrate emails from OLM to Google Gmail account, then you can opt for OLM Converter. It is an impeccable utility that effortlessly transfers the OLM file into the desired Gmail account without any fail.

Conclusion:
We all know that contacts play a very important role, as it may contact highly sensitive information like phone numbers, addresses, etc. In the blog, we have discussed how a user of Mac Outlook can import their important contacts stored in the OLM file to the Gmail account if they need to switch from the Mac system to a web-based email client, Gmail. You can easily import your contacts from OLM to Google contacts without much effort.