Сonvert MBOX to PST
Our site offers a utility that allows you to easily convert MBOX files to PST format. MBOX is a popular file format for storing email messages, but it is not natively supported by Microsoft Outlook, which uses the PST format. With our tool, you can easily convert your MBOX files to PST, so you can import them into Outlook and access your emails. Our utility is user-friendly and fast, making it easy to transfer your emails from one format to another. Give it a try today and see how it can help you manage your emails more efficiently.
This MBOX to PST converter provides advanced features to select and save messages from the original MBOX file, and retains the original folder structure, email contents and formatting.
Main features:
  • Converts selected MBOX files into one or more PST.
  • Ensures the complete integrity of MBOX email contents, including attachments and Internet headers.
  • Preserves the original MBOX mailbox folder hierarchy.
  • Allows you to save MBOX messages in separate folders in a specified PST file.
  • Imports MBOX to an existing PST file or to new PST files.
  • Automatically splits final PSTs by size, date, sender/recipient data, subject and other parameters.
  • Provides additional options for selecting messages to convert: with or without attachments, from a file smaller than a specific size.
  • Creates categories and folders from Google labels when converting Gmail MBOX data.
  • Can move converted MBOX files to another folder.
  • Offers opportunities for bulk MBOX conversion from different folders with a command line application.
  • Automatically converts MBOX to PST on schedule using Windows Task Scheduler.
Why convert MBOX to PST
MBOX file format is used for transferring and storing message databases in multiple email clients:

and others.

Microsoft Outlook does not use the MBOX format but stores messages and other mailbox items in its own PST file format. To make MBOX emails accessible to Outlook or Exchange Server, you must convert MBOX to Outlook PST format. Once converted, the mail database can be connected to Outlook.

You may need to export MBOX to PST to

  • transfer the MBOX mailbox data to MS Outlook;
  • share MBOX email messages with an Outlook user;
  • save messages from the MBOX email client for later viewing in Outlook;
  • access an MBOX mailbox when using Outlook on another computer.

The main reasons for switching from MBOX to PST data file:

  • Switching to PST for Outlook gives you more options for handling your mail and guarantees greater security for your communications. Since multiple MBOX messages are stored in a single text file, there is a chance of losing all emails if the MBOX is damaged.
  • PST files can be password protected for additional security.
  • PST file type enables you to store not only messages in a data file, but also contacts, tasks, calendar entries, etc.
If you need to migrate MBOX email messages directly to an existing Outlook or Office 365 mailbox, or a shared folder on the Exchange Server, use Import MBOX into Outlook to do so.
Convert MBOX to PST manually
You can manually export MBOX emails and then import them to a PST format by saving individual messages in EML format.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Save the messages from your email client in EML files. In some email applications, for example, Thunderbird, you can select several messages and use the "Save As…" feature to export them to EML:
In other programs, you will need to save MBOX emails individually in .eml format. To do so, you need to open the message's source code (raw message).
2. Open the folder with EML messages. Select all and drag and drop them to the desired Microsoft Outlook folder.
3. Go to File > Open & Export > Import/Export to export the messages to an Outlook PST.
4. Click Export to a file > Next, then Outlook Data File (.pst) > Next, select the desired folder and press Next.

5. Determine the location and name of the Outlook PST file and click Finish.

This method involves many manual actions and will only fit if you need to transfer a few messages.
This free method will take too much time if you have multiple MBOX files to export.
Reasons to avoid using Online services for MBOX to PST conversion
  • Lack of privacy
    When you use an online service to convert MBOX to PST, you have to send your data to a third-party server, which could potentially expose your data to unauthorized access
  • Risk to email contacts
    Using online conversion services also puts the data of your email contacts at risk, as their information could potentially be accessed by unauthorized parties.
  • Limitations on file size and number
    Free online converters often have limits on the size and number of MBOX files that can be converted at once, which can be inconvenient if you have a large number of messages to convert.
  • Additional costs
    If you need to convert more MBOX files than the limits allow, you may have to pay additional fees for each conversion
  • Time and data consumption
    Converting a large number of MBOX files online can take a long time and use up a significant amount of internet dataWe like to make people happy. We ask our clients about their birthday and prepare cool presents.
  • Limited options
    Online conversion services may not offer additional options for filtering source messages or organizing the resulting PST files.
  • Compatibility issues

    Online services may not always be compatible with your specific email client or operating system, which can make the conversion process more difficult
  • Security vulnerabilities

    Some online conversion services may not have sufficient security measures in place to protect your data from cyber threats
  • Inaccurate conversions

    There is a risk that the online conversion process may result in errors or inaccuracies, which could lead to lost or corrupted data

Key benefits of the MBOX to PST converter tool

The professional solution for converting MBOX to PST has great advantages.
  • Fast conversion of any number of files
    This professional converter quickly converts any number of email files.
  • Launch from Outlook or standalone application
    Open the converter directly from the Outlook ribbon or a standalone app without launching any mail programs.
  • Support of all MBOX versions from any email client
    The program supports the conversion of any MBOX files from over 20 email clients: Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Entourage, Eudora, Postbox, Netscape, PocoMail, Spicebird, Opera, PowerMail, SeaMonkey, The Bat!
  • Security and complete data saving
    Using this tool does not compromise data integrity and confidentiality. The utility accurately exports MBOX files preserving the original mailbox folder structure, Internet headers, formatting, and attachments.
  • Converting MBOX to existing or new PST files
    The program can convert MBOX emails to an existing PST file and mark the converted messages as unread.
  • Convenient organization of MBOX messages in PST
    The utility helps you organize the message archive in the right way. You can convert MBOX emails into separate PSTs or individual folders within PST files. Automatically create new files or folders by date, by sender or recipient data, by subject, by data file name, and so on.
  • Selective conversion of messages from MBOX
    Perform selective conversion from MBOX to PST. For example, export emails with or without attachments. Or set a limit on the size of converted files, skipping too large ones.
  • Smart Gmail MBOX conversion
    When converting an MBOX file received via Google Takeout, the utility can keep the original Gmail folder structure based on labels in the final PST file. These labels can also automatically assign Outlook categories to messages.
  • Splitting PST files into parts when converting
    PST files have size limitations, and it is not recommended to work with data files that are too big in Microsoft Outlook. This utility will automatically split retrieved PSTs in the specified size for your convenience and better Outlook performance.
  • Moving processed messages
    Once the conversion is complete, the program can automatically move the processed MBOX files to another folder to avoid duplicates when converting again.
  • Bulk conversion from MBOX to PST
    The command line app can help you import mailboxes to MS Outlook and Exchange Server. You can create complex user migration scripts and convert any number of MBOX files from different folders with this application.
  • Conversion from MBOX to PST on schedule
    Use the command line to perform scheduled conversions through the Windows Scheduler. Create flexible mail transfer and migration scenarios in any organization for any number of users.
How to convert MBOX to PST automatically
Follow simple steps before converting MBOX to PST:

  1. Lunch the utility from the Outlook ribbon or a separate application.
2. Select an MBOX file or a folder with MBOX files.
3. Check the "Include subfolders" box to keep the original folder structure of the MBOX files.

4. Specify the path and name of the file with the .pst extension. Alternatively, select an existing PST on your computer.

5. You can create multiple PSTs according to your preferences. Add a macro from the ready-made list to the file name before the .pst extension, as the picture shows.
6. If you are converting multiple MBOX files, you can save each to a separate folder.

7. To create separate folders within the final PSTs for convenient message storage, use the list of ready-made macros in the "Destination folder in PST file" field.
Advanced features of MBOX to PST converter
Use the enhanced settings on the "Advanced" tab.
1. Check "Add Internet headers" to save technical (full) message headers when converting.

2. If you are saving messages to an existing PST, you can "Mark converted messages as unread" to make them visible.

3. Use Google labels to assign Outlook categories to messages or maintain the original Gmail folder structure. Check the box to select the option you want.

4. Select the messages to convert: all messages, only with attachments, or only without attachments.

5. Exclude files larger than the specified size from the conversion process if necessary.

6. Specify the maximum PST size to split large files during conversion, which will save you from having to apply the PST splitting operation. Or leave it at 0 to not apply this option.

7. Specify a folder where you can move the processed MBOX files. This way, you can avoid duplicate messages when converting from the same location to the same PST file again.

8. Specify a folder for incorrect messages from a partially damaged MBOX to review and analyze them after conversion.
Bulk MBOX to PST conversion
The professional version of the MBOX to PST converter includes a command line application that can be used for mass migration of MBOX email databases to Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Server. This tool is useful for converting a large number of MBOX files at once, as it can work with the Windows Scheduler to automate the process.

This means you can set up various migration scenarios for multiple user mailboxes, saving you time and effort. The command line application is a convenient solution for bulk MBOX to PST conversion, as it allows you to easily migrate a large number of MBOX files in a single operation. It is also a reliable option, as it can help ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data during the conversion process.
Converting MBOX emails to PST for Outlook is easy with the automatic method, compared to doing it manually. To transfer messages to Outlook PST, you just need to specify the source and destination folders and run the utility.

Alternatively, you can use advanced settings and filter the messages during the conversion process, save them in separate folders and data files, and mark the converted emails. This converter software keeps the original message properties and folder hierarchy, works with any number of large files, and uses the command line for complicated migration scripts
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