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Mbox to PST Converter

Need to convert emails from MBOX to Outlook PST? If you are moving from an email client that uses MBOX for storing emails, and are weighing your email conversion options, you should definitely check out Mbox to Outlook Transfer software. It offers a truly no-brainer 1-2-3- approach to message migration and will solve your problem in wink of an eye! The mbox to pst converter product is an essential piece of software for smooth and reliable conversion of MBOX email archives from wide range of email clients to Microsoft Outlook. 

Mbox to Outlook Transfer is the only tool that works with all types of MBOX mailboxes generated by Windows, Linux and Mac email clients.

MBOX is the name of a whole family of formats used for storing collections of email messages with attachments. The mailbox format, in this or that form, is currently used by dozens of email exchange applications, and it is this diversity of format variants that causes problems during email migration and conversion. The Mbox format has never been standardized and its implementation has always been up to the developer of a particular application.

In addition, Mbox is used by applications on both Mac and PC platforms, which adds the encoding factor to the data conversion dilemma that some users inevitably face when they realize that they need to switch to Microsoft Outlook.

Mbox to Outlook Transfer Screenshots

Mbox to Outlook Transfer - selecting the source folder Mbox to Outlook Transfer scanning folder for mailboxes Mbox to Outlook Transfer - mailbox conversion in progress
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System Requirements
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows® Vista or higher
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft Outlook® 2003-2021 (standalone)
Outlook AccountAt least one Outlook profile (email account) should be configured
Source files*.mbox; *.mbx
Hard Drive Space48 MB minimum
Available Memory4 GB for 32-bit and 8 GB or more for 64-bit operating systems
ProcessorPentium IV 2 GHz or faster
DisplayColor display, set to at least 1024 X 768 resolution

Mbox to Outlook Transfer is a powerful email conversion tool, the mbox file converter, compatible with all versions of the MBOX file format. Designed for people with no IT background and zero experience in data conversion, it offers end-to-end automation of the process and saves users the trouble of having to know the specifics of particular Mbox format subtypes. The software uses an intelligent proprietary engine to detect the structure of source mailbox files and the version of the Mbox format used, then extracts emails and saves them directly to Outlook or a standalone PST file in the right encoding.

The Mbox to Outlook Transfer program is an absolute must-have both for one-time conversions and for regular email transfer jobs. Mbox to PST converter tool has the potential to save hours of time and countless dollars, let alone the massive amount of efforts that would be exerted on finding the right solution for the job.

Mbox to PST converter has a minimalistic and very self-explanatory interface that allows you to get from A to B in literally no time. However, if you have any questions or are not sure about a particular feature or setting, you can always refer to our User’s Manual containing a detailed description of the program’s functionality.

Below is a short list of the mbox to pst converter features:

  • A proprietary data analysis engine capable of processing email collections of any size
  • Accurate and fast conversion of mailbox files of all known formats (*.mbox and *.mbx) *
  • Conversion of message encoding (Mac to PC, Linux to PC)
  • Simple interface with just a few controls for unprecedented ease of use
  • Compact installation file that takes seconds to download and requires no additional components
  • Convert mbox to PST file on the user’s hard drive or Outlook profile
  • Export mbox files to outlook or extract mailbox email to EML files
  • Full compatibility with all Windows and Outlook versions, including 64-bit versions

* – All known mailbox format means standard format of MBOX specification. However there is a lot of mailbox format modifications called “changed mailbox format” or “mbox-like” format which can not be included in the same algorithm. If the tool is not supported your mailbox, please ask us and we will add the support in hours of course if that is possible.

Full list of supported email clients

Alpine, Atmail, Becky! Internet Mail, Claws Mail, Cone, Ubuntu Evolution, Gnus, KMail, Mozilla Mail, Mulberry, Mutt, Netscape Messenger, Opera Mail, Pegasus Mail, Pine, PocoMail, SeaMonkey Mail, Zimbra, Google Mail (old Google Takeout format, use Gmail Transfer for new format).

MBOX to PST Conversion in 5 Quick Steps

  1. Run the MBOX to Outlook Transfer tool free version trial.
  2. Select the source folder and let the program automatically find MBOX files in it.
  3. Select the output type as PST file (alternatively Outlook profile or EML files).
  4. Click Save PST button and specify the directory to save it.
  5. Open result PST file in Outlook and enjoy the result.

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Advantage of Mbox to Outlook Converter

The greatest advantage of Mbox to Outlook Transfer is the ease of use it offers to users with no experience. The software automates the entire conversion process, from file selection to saving data to the selected destination.

MThe program comes with no ad- or spyware, search bars or browser extensions of any sort. You only get what you pay for and can be sure that your privacy will not be compromised. In addition, removing the program is just as easy as installing it – it can be uninstalled using the standard Windows “Add/Remove Programs” option means and leaves no traces in the system.

Mbox to Outlook Transfer comes with a free trial version offering the functionality of the full version with the only limitation – number of files converted per folder. The trial version provides everything necessary for initial familiarization with the program and making a purchase decision. The mbox to pst converter: free trial version can be downloaded here:

When do you need to convert MBOX to PST?

In fact, the MBOX format or one of its descendants is used in literally dozens of emails clients, both contemporary ones and those that are already deprecated, but are still used by millions of people all over the world. And many of those people need to transfer MBOX to PST free or even for money – that’s how important the task is for them.

The list of email clients that use MBOX as a primary way to store mailboxes includes a lot of names. Below are just some examples of possible MBOX to Outlook conversion.

Thunderbird to Outlook

Thunderbird is probably the most renowned email client as of today. And this client relies on the MBOX format to store email messages. So if you use Thunderbird at work or at home and want to transfer emails to your new and shiny MS Outlook from Thunderbird’s mbox, you can do this with our tool in just a few minutes. No problem. Check out our Thunderbird to Outlook Transfer tool.

Apple Mail to Outlook

Yes, Apple Mail (or Mac Mail if you wish) also uses MBOX as one of supported mail formats. And MBOX to Outlook Transfer can help with this conversion too. Actually, to convert an MBOX file to PST you need nothing save for this software. Importantly, the tool correctly deals with encoding of your text messages which may be important if you move emails from Mac to Windows. Also, the advanced MBOX converter can work with MBOX files of virtually any size and correctly deals with attachments. Also, take a look at our dedicated tool.

Gmail to Outlook conversion

Gmail is hands down one of the most popular online mail clients, so every months hundreds of people seeking for answer: how to import MBOX in Outlook from Gmail. By default old Gmail version allowed to export Gmail folders to the multiple files of the MBOX format. So if you are looking for the tool to convert your old archive from Google Mail to Microsoft Outlook, you may find our MBOX to PST converter software useful. And aside from the MBOX to PST converter, we also provide Gmail to Outlook Transfer tool which allows to convert Google Takeout version of the single mailbox file supporting the conversion of Google Tags into Outlook folders.

Eudora to Outlook Transfer

Eudora is a popular legacy email client that stored its mailboxes in the MBOX format. If you used this program in the past, you may need to import MBOX to Outlook as well. Once you transfer MBOX to PST using our tool, you can safely open all your Eudora correspondence in MS Outlook now. Another way to convert Eudora to Outlook is this tool.

Entourage to Outlook Transfer

Microsoft Entourage is an email client available on Mac OS. This program also uses the MBOX format to store user email data. Hence, MBOX to PST conversion is a viable option when you need to move from Entourage to Microsoft Outlook. You simply select the MOX files to convert, and the MBOX converter does all the job for you, automatically. Also, see Entourage to Outlook Transfer.

How to use MBOX to Outlook Transfer Step By Step

STEP1. Start the MBOX to Outlook conversion tool

After you install the program, click the shortcut in the Start menu of on your desktop to run the tool. You should see its main window then.

Mbox Transfer - Source Folder selection

As you can see the interface is simple and quite self-explanatory.

STEP2. Select the source folder

Now you need to specify where your MBOX files are. Depending on the specific email client you want to export to the PST format, the path may be different. Click the three dots button to browse for a folder containing MBOX files.

STEP3. Find MBOX storages

Click the “Scan Folder” button. The program will scan the provided folder and its subfolders and detect all MBOX files in it. The located MBOX files are listed in the main window then.

Mbox Transfer - Scanning for mailboxes

Note: depending on the size of your email database, the scanning can take some time.

STEP4. Configure MBOX to PST conversion parameters

Before you start converting MBOX to Outlook PST, you can adjust conversion parameters such as select the target Outlook folder or exclude certain folders or messages from conversion. Note that in addition to saving a standalone PST file, the MBOX to Outlook Transfer utility can also import data directly to an Outlook profile. Make sure to read our detailed guide to learn how to convert MBOX to Outlook directly.

STEP5. Start conversion

Click the “Save PST” button to begin conversion of the selected MBOX files to PST. The process may take a while depending on the amount of data to convert. The current status of the conversion is displayed in the main window of the program.

Mbox Transfer - Mailbox to PST conversion

Comparison of the trial and full version

Software FeatureFree Trial LicenseHome LicenseBusiness LicenseTechnical License
Unlimited Number of EmailsNOYESYESYES
Unlimited Number of AccountsNOYESYESYES
Command Line (Batch Mode)NONOYESYES
Network SourcesYESNOYESYES
Server side useYESNONOYES
Renewal Type (by choice)-ManualManual & AutoManual & Auto
Renewal Discount-10%20%30%
Number of activations (by choice)-1-51-50Unlimited
Technical SupportLimitedStandardPriorityExtended

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Outlook open an MBOX file?

No. This email client provides no standard ways to open MBOX files. If you need to convert MBOX to PST or simply want to open an MBOX file in MS Outlook, you should use either manual operations or our MBOX to Outlook Transfer software. If you need to open MBOX file without email client, download MBOX Viewer. This free and simple tool allows to open and view emails packed into Mbox files.

Can I import MBOX to Outlook?

Yes. Use our tool for that – it is fast, automatic and 100% reliable thanks to thorough testing with every version of Outlook and every MBOX-like email format. The program can reliably work even with gigantic MBOX files and demonstrates astonishing conversion performance due to the multi-threaded parsing engine inside.

How do I import MBOX into Outlook from Gmail?

The basic step-by-step is as follows. First, you should export your messages and attachments from Gmail to MBOX. Then, you simply select the folder with MBOX files downloaded from Gmail, and run MBOX to Outlook Transfer. The software automatically converts your Gmail MBOX to Outlook. For a more detailed guide, please refer to this tutorial.

How do I convert MBOX to PST for free?

There are several options that cost zero dollars. First of all, almost every mail client allows you to load your MBOX mailbox to the IMAP server. This way, you transfer MBOX files to some IMAP server, and then connect this IMAP server to Outlook to retrieve your messages. This method is free, but unfortunately is not 100% efficient. In our experience, users often face issues while converting MBOX to Outlook this way – lost messages, damaged encodings, wrong message formatting etc.

Another free option is manual conversion, message by message and folder by folder. This could easily take weeks, and can easily drive you mad in the process, but it is free.

Finally, a not-so-free yet still very affordable alternative is to use the MBOX to Outlook Transfer tool that automatically and safely exports your MBOX (or a load of them) to PST. This method is the simplest and fastest among all, but you may need to purchase a license. But your time and mind sanity are worth more than that.

How do I convert MBOX to PST on Mac?

The conversion will require two steps:

    1. Finding MBOX files on your Mac machine, and physically transferring them to the Windows PC where you will run conversion to the PST format.
    2. Actual MBOX to PST conversion.

If you don’t know where to find MBOX files on Mac, please refer to our tutorial. Then, you can simply use MBOX to Outlook Transfer to effortlessly convert your files to Outlook PST.

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 14 reviews
 by Anthony F.
Lifesaver app

Downloaded, installed, executed. What else? Ah. It is working like a charm! Surprisingly this app is detecting the type of mbox file and do not ask me to select the format and source like competitors. Thank you, it converted my emails to pst file in several minutes. No any hassles.

 by Francesco D.
Highly recommended!

I recently started using your MBOX conversion software and it has been a life-saver! It has allowed me to quickly and easily convert emails into different formats, making it much easier to share with colleagues and clients. The software is incredibly user-friendly and intuitive, so I was able to get up and running quickly. I'm so glad I found this software, as it has made my life much easier and more efficient. Highly recommended!

 by Ančí

Škoda, že neexistuje překlad rozhraní do češtiny, takže jen 4 hvězdičky. Funkčnost je však ohromující. Jen malá pomůcka, ale milion možností. Soubory MBOX uložené v aplikaci Mac Mail a dalších formátech jsem dokázal převést bez problémů.

 by Burak
Wirth the money

I just converted all my old mailbox files into several PST files using your Transfer software. Well done, guys! Simple and intuitive interface, nothing to get lost in, very fast conversion from mbox to pst. I also extracted all messages from mbox to eml files just in case I need to import them to Horde or another online email system.

 by Glenn
Really simple Mbox converter

I tried several software converters previously without a chance to get all my emails and folders converted. Mbox Transfer the only mailbox converter which did not corrupt the email encoding and attachments. Very fast and easy to use mailbox converter.

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