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03 Easy Solutions for Outlook to Change MBOX files to PST for For Free | 2024

03 Easy Solutions for Outlook to Change MBOX files to PST for For Free | 2024

An assortment of email messages from a folder are stored in an MBOX database file. At the end, additional messages are added to the file. MBOX files are used by a lot of open-source email clients to store mailbox data. Some examples of these clients are Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, PowerMail, and others. Email correspondence can be managed with these email programs. For companies looking for an email client that can do more than send and receive emails, Microsoft Outlook is the best option.


With Microsoft Outlook, you can create an infinite number of accounts to build up different servers and provide them with additional features like calendars, contacts, appointments, journals, and more. To use Outlook, MBOX files must be converted to the PST format, which is Outlook-compatible.

Why is Microsoft Outlook the preferred email client over MBOX?

Before starting the conversion, it is essential to comprehend the benefits of PST over MBOX:

  • PST is capable of handling several data formats. Due to its simple nature, MBOX is only suitable for email correspondence. PST files can be used to store emails, contacts, tasks, calendars, notes, and other mailbox items.
  • Format for knowledgeable users: The PST format is well-developed for organizing mailbox data. Emails are stored in a text file in sequential order using the simple MBOX format.
  • MS Outlook is designed to operate with Exchange, and Outlook supports Exchange accounts. As a result, it is compatible with all Office 365/Microsoft 365 licenses and Exchange versions, including Exchange 2019. You can also use Outlook in offline mode.
  • More control and better security features: Outlook's advanced security features, such as password protection and anti-spam, provide users with more authority over their emails and attachments.
  • Regularly updated: The Outlook and PST file formats are updated often to meet evolving communication requirements. MBOX and its email clients are not updated frequently because they are open-source software.

Method 1: An Easy Way to Convert MBOX Emails to Outlook/PST

Before transferring from an MBOX email client to Outlook, you must convert your MBOX file to a PST file. The three simple steps listed below must be followed to convert MBOX emails to PST:

  • EML files should be used to store MBOX emails.
  • You can drag and drop the EML files into Outlook to open them.
  • PST files can be created from emails.
  • Outlook's Export feature can be used to store emails as PST files.

Step 1: EML Files Can be Created From MBOX Emails

Most MBOX email applications will allow you to save emails as EML files. Here is how we've illustrated the process for Thunderbird:

  • On your PC, launch the MBOX email client. From the context menu, choose New Folder when you right-click a folder.
  • Make a new folder and name it.
  • Drag every EML message you want to move into the new folder after selecting it.
  • All of the emails are now in the folder.
  • Kindly make a selection of every email and store them in one file. Emails in EML format can be stored anywhere you want.

Also, Read How to Quick Way to Import Eudora MBOX to MSG File Easily.

Emails are Exported to An External Location in Step Two

Utilizing an add-on to export particular emails to an external location is an additional choice. You can export many emails from several folders simultaneously using it.

  • Click the "Display Thunderbird" button, which has three horizontal lines, after opening Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • Next, from the Add-ons>>add-ons menu, choose Get Add-ons.
  • To add the ImportExportTools add-ons, click 'Add to Thunderbird'.
  • During the software installation procedure, choose the Install option.
  • Once the add-on has been successfully installed, you can restart Thunderbird.
  • Once Thunderbird is open, you can open any folder by doing a right-click on it.
  • >> Choose ImportExportTools NG. Export every message using the ImportExportTools NG menu in the >>EML format folder.
  • Select an appropriate destination folder and save the EML file within it.

Step 3: Use Microsoft to Drag and Drop the EML File

Outlook can be used to view EML emails. Use these procedures to import EML emails into Outlook:

  • The EML files folder should be opened.
  • All of the emails can be dropped and moved into any Outlook folder.

Step 4: Emails are saved in PST (Personal Storage Table) files.

  • For PST file export, select File > Open & Export > Import/Export.
  • In the Import/Export wizard, select Export to a file and press Next.
  • I selected the Outlook data file (.pst). It should be clicked next.
  • Once you've found the directory where the EML files are kept, click Next.
  • Give the new PST file's location, pick an option, and then click Finish to finish the process.

Note: The freshly generated PST file can also have a password applied to it.

  • There is a new PST file created at the selected location.

Method 2: Convert MBOX files to PST files for Outlook Using Email Clients

The MBOX file is used by the well-known email software Apple Mail; yet, it might be challenging to convert MBOX to PST. The conversion needs to be finished in the following phases:

Step 1: Open email clients using Apple Mail.

  • Open the Apple Mail program on your PC.
  • File > Import Mailboxes is where you can find Import Mailboxes.
  • Select every file you want to include in the MBOX.
  • Hit the Enter key to proceed.
  • Open the folder containing the MBOX file that you saved.
  • Select every file that needs to be imported, then click Continue.
  • Upon completion of the process, click Done. Ensure all the required files are in the import area, though.

Step 2: Utilize Eudora

  • Add the MBOX file extension first. Change the file name from 'XYZ' to 'XYZ.mbx,' for instance.
  • The renamed XYZ.mbx file should be placed in the same directory where Eudora stores its files. (C:Documents and SettingsApplication DataQualcommEudora) is the application for DataQualcomm Eudora.
  • Double-click the Eudora program's "XYZ.mbx" file.

Utilize Outlook Express in Step 3.

  • Launch Outlook Express, then go to the File menu and choose File >> Import >> Messages.
  • Click Next after choosing Eudora from the drop-down option.
  • After you've found the location where XYZ.mbx was kept, click OK.
  • To complete the import procedure and confirm that the files were imported correctly, go to the next steps.

Step 4: Utilize Outlook

  • Open Outlook, then click the File menu and choose File.
  • In the Import/Export wizard, select the Import option.
  • Use the steps below to import all of the content from Outlook Express into Outlook.
  • Click Next after selecting Import from another file or folder to get started.
  • Next, on the box that appears, click Next and choose Import Internet Mail and Addresses.
  • Next, click Next after selecting Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, or Window Mail from the drop-down option.
  • To import the DBX file into the Outlook program, choose it at the end.
  • A drawback of the previous process is that a few of the email clients used were out-of-date or unavailable.

Also, Read Hassle-free User Guide to Migrate MBOX to Office 365

Method 3: Automated MBOX to PST Conversion

To complete the conversion, both methods for converting MBOX to PST format require several intricate steps and a large number of add-ons or software. MBOX's contents might go damaged because it's an open-source file meant to hold simple emails rather than a carefully crafted database. For the average person, using a professional MBOX to PST converter is a workable choice. You can easily export data from the MBOX platform to Outlook with Softaken MBOX to Outlook PST Converter Tool. Several factors, including To, From, Subject, Date, and Attachment, enable the user to filter data.

To Convert MBOX to PST for Outlook, Use the Instructions Below

Softaken MBOX to PST Converter is a strong and risk-free tool for Outlook users that quickly & effectively transforms an MBOX file into an Outlook PST file format, complete with all email attributes.

Exchange MBOX for PST.

  • Launch the Softaken MBOX to PST after downloading it.

  • To access the MBOX file on the local system, click the Add File button.
  • Click the Next button after selecting the MBOX email items.

preview mbox files

  • From the Software Wizard drop-down box, select Save as PST.
  • To export emails from MBOX to Outlook in PST format, click the Convert option.

export mbox to pst

In Summary

Outlook has many options and features, which is why users frequently move their old MBOX data to Outlook. The site includes step-by-step instructions for free manual techniques including drag-and-dropping EML files and exporting MBOX files in many stages using a variety of email applications, including Outlook Express, Eudora, Apple Mail, and others. For the best and fastest results, it is recommended to utilize a professional instrument due to the insurmountable issues with traditional procedures.

Also, Read A Step-by-Step Guide to the Successful Conversion of MBOX to PDF



Hello, I'm Gabriele and I work at Softken.

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