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Hassle-free User Guide to Migrate MBOX to Office 365

Hassle-free User Guide to Migrate MBOX to Office 365

Hey users! Are you searching for a solution to migrate MBOX to Office 365? You are on the right platform. Here, we will try to resolve all the queries related to MBOX file migration. You must read the full article to know all the details about the MBOX to Office 365 migration. In this article, we are about to discuss two main methods. You can choose the easiest one according to your satisfaction. But, before going for the further process we need to acquire some basic knowledge about the MBOX.

MBOX: MBOX is usually used for storing emails and attachments. MBOX is a concatenated format used to store emails. All the messages are stored in a single file. 

Possible Reasons to Migrate MBOX to Office 365

Possibilities often take users towards the advantages. Office 365 provides users with a wide range of features compared to other email clients like enhanced security features, data loss prevention, etc. Mentioned below are some of the advanced features of Office 365. Take a look at why users tend to import MBOX to Outlook 365:

  • Office 365 is accessible from anywhere which makes it the prime choice of the user. Since it is a cloud-based email client, you don’t need to install it physically on your device.
  • Being a cloud-based email client, it has minimal downtime. You can say that it is always up-to-date.
  • You will always have the trust and support of Microsoft, as it provides 24*7 support if you facing any kind of issue in Office 365.
  • Users don’t need to spend money on the maintenance. Since it is a cloud-based service provider.
  • Users can have the advantages of Microsoft’s other applications such as MS Office, and Sharepoint.

So, these are some of the advantages of Office 365 that become reasons to import MBOX into Office 365. Now we will go through the process to do the same. We will adopt two methods:

  1. Manual Way: by Office 365 profile creation in MBOX-supported email client

(Note: you can use any MBOX-supported email client)

  1. Automated Way: By using a third-party tool.

Manual Way to Migrate MBOX to Office 365

How do I export MBOX to Office 365? This is the most asked query by users. Therefore, below mentioned is the manual solution to your query. As I mentioned earlier we have to create Office 365 profile in Thunderbird. So, this process has two phases.

Phase 1: Office 365 Profile Creation in Thunderbird

  • Install Thunderbird and open it in your system.
  • Now, go to the Thunderbird menu and from the dropdown menu choose Account Settings.
  • After that, Click on Account Actions and then, on Add Mail Account.
  • Fill in all the required fields such as your name, Office 365 email address, and password. Now, click the Continue option.
  • In the next step, select the configuration setting and click on Done

Also, Read Best and Secure way to Migrate GroupWise to Office 365

Phase 2: Import MBOX to Office 365 

  • Create a folder where you need to import MBOX files and Add the Import/Export plugin to the Thunderbird.
  • Right-click on the left pane and click on the New Subfolder option.
  • Now, enter the name of the subfolder and just click OK.
  • Go to the menu option and click on the Add-on & Theme option.
  • Find the ImportExport tools NG option and add it to the Thunderbird.
  • Now, right-click on the left pane, click on the ImportExport tools NG option, and choose Import MBOX files in the dropdown list.
  • Either select Import directly or more MBOX files option and then click OK
  • Then, browse and locate the MBOX files, for import and then click OK.

Your manual process to import MBOX to Outlook 365 has been completed. Manual methods are easy for technical individuals, but not enough easy for the non-technical person. Therefore, the automated tool is designed exclusively for them. However manual method has some drawbacks we will see further. 

Drawbacks of Manual Methods to Migrate MBOX to Office 365

  • There is no filter option for unwanted MBOX files.
  • Users are not allowed to import MBOX to Office 365 in bulk.
  • You can not preview the MBOX file.
  • You have to repeat the process if want to migrate to multiple Office 365 Mailboxes

So if you want to get rid of this situation you can use the third-party tool for MBOX to Office 365 migration.

Also, Read Migrate Emails from Google Workspace to Office 365

Professional Approach to Migrate MBOX to Office 365

You can use the DRS MBOX to Office 365 Migration Tool. It helps you to migrate your data from the MBOX file to the Office 365 mailbox. You can also migrate MBOX files to many other email clients such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, etc. This tool is the best alternative for the lengthy and complicated manual approach. Moreover, this tool is designed with advanced features and an interactive GUI to simplify the migration process. You can follow the steps below to import MBOX to Outlook 365:

  • First, download and install MBOX to Office 365 Migration Tool. Run it as administrator.
  • Now, click on the Select Files button and select the desired MBOX file from your system.
  • Check the mailbox preview and choose the desired folders. Press Next.
  • Login to Office 365 using valid login credentials.
  • Finally, choose the required migration option and click Convert.

Hence, all your MBOX file has been migrated to Office 365 using the automated MBOX Migration tool. This is the most recommended solution to import MBOX into Office 365

Final Words

This blog shared two relevant and reliable methods to migrate MBOX to Office 365. Although the manual approach is free, it comes with certain limitations. Therefore, we have shared an alternative solution that provides 100% accurate results in less time. It is easy to use and a less time-consuming process. You can go with the alternative solution without any concern about the data integrity.

Also, Read How to Export Office 365 Mailbox to PST - A Complete Guide


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