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Detailed Guide to Backup AOL Mailboxes on macOS

User Interface

As you launch the MacSonik AOL Backup Tool, you will find the screen displayed below:

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  • Software Button Tap to purchase the software
  • Software Button Click to activate the software
  • Software Button To know the Software
  • Software Button Tap for any assistance
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Software Working Process


Backup AOL mailboxes with its attachments into different file formats/email clients.

Step 1

Install and Launch MacSonik AOL Backup Tool.

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Step 2

Enter the username & third-party app password. Tap the Sign In button.

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Step 3

After that, the software will display the items of the AOL account in a tree structure.

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Step 4

Tick the folders and tap the Next button.

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Backup AOL Mailboxes in MBOX Format on Mac


Step 5

Choose the saving options as MBOX from the drop-down.

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Step 6

Opt for the feature Remove duplicate emails to exclude the identical emails from the backup process. Also, check the Maintain folder hierarchy to keep the folder structure.

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Step 7

Check the following features:

  • Free up server space: It helps to delete the emails from the AOL mailboxes after the backup process.
  • Skip previously migrated items: helps to exclude the already backed up emails using the MacSonik AOL backup tool.
  • Migrate or backup emails without attachments: To backup only emails.
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Step 8

Select the Set Backup Schedule feature and set the upcoming backup for the AOL mailboxes.

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Step 9

If you want to filter the email for backup by a particular date range, then opt for the Mail filter option and enter the start date & end date.

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Step 10

Select the feature Custom folder name. It helps to save the resultant files with a folder name.

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Step 11

Click on Path to save and choose the saving location. Additionally, tap the Convert button to proceed the backup process.

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Step 12

Tap on the Download report to analyse the process report.

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Backup AOL Mailboxes in PDF Format on Mac

Repeat the steps from 1 to step no. 4.


Step 5

Select PDF as a saving option from Save/Backup/Migrate As option.

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Step 6

Select the required features from the software.

  • Remove duplicate emails:- It helps to remove the duplicate emails from the backup process of AOL mailboxes.
  • Maintain folder hierarchy:- It keeps the folder structure as original.
  • Save attachments separately:- To save the attachments of AOL emails into a separate folder.
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Step 7

Select for the option Convert attachments to PDF format. It used to convert the attachments of AOL mail to PDF format while saving in PDF format.

  • Free up server space:- Using the feature you can delete the AOL emails from the server after the backup process.
  • Skip previously migrated items:- It helps to skip or leave those emails which are already backed up using the MacSonik AOL Backup Tool.
  • Migrate or backup emails without attachments:- Using this feature, you can backup only emails from the AOL account.
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Step 8

Opt for the option Set backup schedule to fix the next backup of emails from the AOL account.

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Step 9

Check the Mail filter feature to backup the AOL emails from the specific date range. Additionally, select the Custom folder name to save the resultant file with a particular name.

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Step 10

Also, choose the Naming convention option to save the backup files with a date format.

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Step 11

Now, tap the Path to save button and choose the path to save the output file. Tap the Convert button to execute the process.

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Step 12

Finally, completed the backup process of AOL mailboxes into PDF format on mac. Tap the Download Report button to inspect the process details in CSV format.

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Import AOL Mailboxes to Office 365 Webmail on Mac

Follow the steps from 1 to 4. Then the below-listed steps.


Step 5

Select Office 365 from the option Save/Backup/Migrate As.

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Step 6

Enter the login credential of the Office 365 webmail account and click Sign In.

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Step 7

Select the feature Remove duplicate emails to remove the same or copied emails from the process. Also, opt the Maintain folder hierarchy to keep the original folder structure.

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Step 8

Select the following features if required.

  • Free up server space:- It helps to delete the emails from the AOL account after the final completion of the process.
  • Skip previously migrated items:- Helps to exclude the earlier backed up emails from the AOL account using the MacSonik AOL Backup Tool.
  • Migrate or backup emails without attachments files:- To backup the emails only from the AOL Mail mailboxes.
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Step 9

Choose the feature Set backup schedule to set the next process for importing AOL mailboxes to Office 365 accounts.

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Step 10

If you want to import the AOL mailboxes by a specific date span, then select the Mail filter option and enter the start date and end date.

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Step 11

Select the Custom folder name feature and enter the name to save the output files with a chosen name.

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Step 12

Finally, tap on the Convert button to import the AOL mailboxes into Office 365 account.

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Step 13

Here, you can download the process report in CSV formats by tapping the Download Report button to inspect the process.

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Import AOL Mail to Gmail Email Client

To import the AOL mailboxes into your Gmail account, you can follow the steps from 1 to 4.


Step 5

Choose the Gmail email client from the drop-down.

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Step 6

Sign In using Gmail username and app password.

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Step 7

Tick the option Remove duplicate emails to import the original emails and skip the copied emails from the process. Also, Maintain folder hierarchy to keep the original hierarchy of emails.

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Step 8

Select the feature Free up server space to delete the AOL mailboxes from the AOL account after the completion of the process.

  • Skip previously migrated items:- It is used to exclude the earlier backed up emails using the MacSonik AOL Backup Tool.
  • Migrate or backup emails without attachments files:- Used to migrate or backup the emails only.
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Step 9

Set backup schedule feature to set the next process for importing AOL mailboxes to Gmail accounts.

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Step 10

Select the Mail filter option and enter the start date and end date to import the AOL mailboxes by a specific date span. Custom folder name feature to save the output files with a chosen name.

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Step 11

At last, click the Convert button to import the AOL mailboxes into Office Gmail.

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Step 13

Process completed. Click the Download report button to view the process details in CSV format.

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