What is MBOX file?
Are you aware of the fact that data file format of email client is diverse and different for various email platforms? MBOX file format is used by Apple Mail, Netscape and Eudora family of email applications but is not supported by Microsoft Outlook, a popular email client from Microsoft. Frequent email users must get to know that MBOX mailbox data file store mail message, information in plain text forms i.e. a text file format. Often the user may come across a situation to access emails in MS Outlook which is completely dumb to MBOX format, so it becomes the need of the time for flawless Apple mail to Outlook conversion.
Do you know PST File and MS Outlook are closely related?
Yes you heard it right we are talking about PST file and is bonded with MS Outlook as its data storage carrying personal information like email folders, addresses, contacts and other mailbox data.
Why do we need to convert MBOX to PST?
The indifference of file format in Outlook is apparent from the fact that it supports PST file format. PST or Portable storage table as the name suggest is native data file format for MS Outlook.PST is data file format mainly used by Outlook email clients to store mail box items comprising emails, attachments and other data. Sometime users crucial email messages from Power Mail, Thunderbird, Apple Mail etc. are stored in MBOX format with limitation that mailbox items is only accessible in Linux and Mac OS.
Looking into the fact that majority of users feel that working on intuitive and user-friendly Windows is hassle-free in comparison to complex Linux and Mac OS , upped the number of users on Windows based email client. These MBOX data files format of Apple mail, Eudora, Opera and other email client’s needs to be safely converted to PST file format of MS Outlook format.
How to convert MBOX to PST?
Few manual procedure steps are mentioned below to convert MBOX to PST. Manual procedure does not guarantee to maintain the integrity of the file. On the other hand, I personally believe if you have many email accounts to migrate at the same time, then transferring your emails manually will take a lot of time.
- Import all the mailbox data to an MBOX file.
- Open Apple mail client
- Select File menu and click on Import Mailboxes option, chose the file to import the data.
- Click on “Files in mbox format” and Click on continue.
- Browse the location where the MBOX file is saved.
- Select the desired MBOX file to import.
- Click “Done” to finish the process.
Note you need to have Eudora to complete the MBOX conversion steps as you cannot directly migrate them to Outlook Express and then to MS Outlook.
On Eudora email client
- First rename the extension of MBOX file e.g., if it is “InboxMBOX”, rename it “InboxMBOX.mbx”.
- Move “InboxMBOX.mbx”, to the directory in which Eudora stores its files (“C:\Documents and Settings\ \Application Data\Qualcomm\Eudora” )
- Start Eudora on your system and double-click the InboxMBOX.mbx file and Close Eudora.
On Outlook Express:
- Open Outlook Express, go to the File menu and click on Import->Messages.
- Select Eudora from the list and click on Next.
- Browse the location where you have imported the InboxMBOX.mbx file, and click on OK.
- Click on Next > Next again and then Finish.
On MS Outlook:
- Start MS Outlook, click on File tab->Open.
- Click on Import section to go to the “Import and Export Wizard”.
- Select Import “Internet Mail and Addresses” from the available list and click on Next.
- Select the “Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail” option. Click on Next. (The Import Mail option given there should be checked.)
Effective mail migration can easily be done with the help of an efficient MBOX to PST converter like SysInfoTools MBOX to PST converter. With this advanced dynamic tool user can effectively convert their MBOX files into Outlook data file format comfortably and quickly too. This Windows based utility is user friendly and intuitive prepared to help user to convert MBOX files into Outlook PST files.You might also be interested to read about OLM to PST conversion that is relaible and easy when you are stuck in a similar situation to access your OLM mailbox into PST format.
Let’s check out some noteworthy key features of this dynamic tool
Its detailed intuitive software interface is simple to use both novice and computer professionals, even if users have no previous technical experience.
It incorporates sophisticated algorithm in the software tool so the conversion process to convert MBOX to PST runs swiftly and smoothly at par with other software available online.
Accurate conversion process
Effectively convert MBOX to PST within a few clicks and subsequently supports recovering data from corrupted MBOX/MBX files and save them into a new file. Software supports batch conversion with saving and loading snapshot. Also there is no size limitation for conversion as it supports large MBOX files.
Supports Large MBOX Files:
You don’t have to worry about the MBOX file size as there is no size limitation for conversion process. You can effectively convert multiple MBOX files of any size, i.e. up to 8 GB.
Where to get the Software?
The software is available online at the official website of the company in the section Email Management Tools with free download option of demo version provided for the users to evaluate the software. Demo trial comes with one limitation as the software will convert only 25 emails per MBOX file. Buy the full version of software to experience software capability and its speed as well as accuracy at SysInfoTools MBOX to PST converter.