Export & Transfer Messages from MacMail (Students)

This article is for students who are already viewing their Wharton email in MacMail or Outlook and want to create a backup of their data. For more information on backing up or transferring your Wharton Gmail account data, please see our Transfer/Backup article here.

Before You Start 

You might need one or more of the following before you can complete this task: 

  • An Email configured in MacMail or Outlook
  • Enough storage space for your Mail data file


Note: Please refer to our Transfer/Backup article for more extensive instructions, as well as suggestions for which backup method is best for you.

MacMail: Export Mailbox as an MBOX File

  1. In MacMail, click on the mailbox you would like to export on the left hand side in the Mailboxes tab. 
  2. Click on "Mailbox" in the menubar.
  3. Select "Export Mailbox..." And choose a save location. 
  4. You will now have a MBOX file safely stored on your computer.

Outlook: Export Mail as a PST File

For instructions on exporting Outlook data, please see Microsoft's instructions here.

Questions?

Contact: Wharton Computing Student Support

Email: support@wharton.upenn.edu