MBOX to PST Conversion

Perform quick and easy MBOX to PST conversion

Ever changing technology is making users try new and different email clients for regular email communication. There are various options now available such as Thunderbird, Entourage, Pocomail, Spicebird, AppleMail, Netscape, ClawsMail, OperaMail, MozillaMail, Mulberry, Evolution, Sylpheed, Eudora, SeaMonkey and many more. These applications use MBOX file format whereas the MS Outlook users stick with PST format. PST and MBOX both store emails and other crucial mailbox data with equal precision but are just supported by different programs. The need to MBOX to PST migration arises when users want to read MBOX file in MS Outlook.

Shifting from one email client to another is not easy and requires a lot of expertise and time. Many times even after investing a lot of times, users fail to convert MBOX to Outlook PST files entirely. Here is the manual method of performing MBOX to PST migration.

First, import all mailbox data to an MBOX file. To do this, follow the steps below:

Open Apple Mail on your system and Click on Import mailbox option in the File menu.

  • Select the program/file from which you want to import the data.
  • Click on files in MBOX format and Click on Continue.
  • Browse the location of MBOX file and Select the MBOX file that you want to import.
  • Click Done when the process completes.
  • Check for the file in the Import section of Apple Mail.

To continue the process, you must first use Eudora for final creation of the mailbox. Further, use Outlook Express to import the messages, and then import the mailbox to MS Outlook from Outlook Express. Follow the steps below to proceed:

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On Eudora:

  • Rename the MBOX folder such as, “InboxMBOX.mbx” instead of “InboxMBOX”
  • Move the MBOX file to the directory in which Eudora stores its files (“C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Qualcomm\Eudora”).
  • Launch Eudora and double-click the InboxMBOX.mbx file.
  • Close Eudora.

On Outlook Express:

  • Open Outlook Express and click on Import->Messages, On the File menu.
  • Select Eudora from the list and click Next.
  • Browse the location where InboxMBOX.mbx file exists, and click OK.
  • Click on Next->Next again and Finish.
  • Imported mailbox will be in the “Local Folders” section of Outlook Express.

On MS Outlook:

  • Open MS Outlook on your system, 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 list and click on Next.
  • Select the “Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or Windows Mail” option. (The Import Mail option given there should be checked.) Click on Next.

The imported mailbox would be located in “Outlook Today – [Personal Folders]“ in Outlook. Hence, you successfully perform MBOX to PST migration by following the aforementioned steps. However, these steps are quite lengthy and require certain technical knowledge. It is better to use Kernel for MBOX to PST Conversion tool. Easy to use and embedded with excellent set of features, the convert MBOX to Outlook PST software allows complete and accurate migration within minutes. The MBOX files thus converted can be saved in PST or MSG format to the required location. It accommodates transfer of MBOX files to Office 365 group. Also available in the trial version, Kernel for MBOX to PST Conversion Software is a must try for complete MBOX migration.

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