How to Convert MBOX Files to PST Format of Outlook

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    August 9th, 2019
  • Updated on
    February 23, 2021
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MBOX is a unique file format which is suitable for emails in text format and attachments in encoded file format. It is used by various email clients such as Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Powermail, SeaMonkey, Eudora, Entourage, etc.

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But still, due to some professional reasons, many users (mostly Thunderbird users convert Thunderbird to PST) want to also convert MBOX files to PST format of Outlook, because in the MS Outlook many features that are suitable for professional uses. Some following features are like this:

  • MS Outlook PST supports multiple types of data.
  • Advanced format
  • MS Outlook supports Exchange accounts.
  • More control and better security features.

Manual Methods to Convert MBOX To PST

Method 1. Import mailbox using Outlook Express

Step 1. Launch Outlook Express.

Step 2. Now, Go to File >>Import >>Messages.

Step 3. Select ‘Eudora‘ from the list of email applications and then click ‘Next‘.

Step 4. Then, browse the location to select the ‘.mbox’ file and click on ‘OK‘. Finally, click on Next>>Next >>Finish

Method 2. Import Mailbox from Outlook express to MS Outlook

Step 1. Open MS outlook to export files.

Step 2. Now, Go to the File>>import and export option.

Step 3. Select ‘Import‘ from ‘another file and folder‘ and then click ‘Next‘.

Step 4. Next select ‘Import Internet Mail and Addresses and then click on ‘Next‘.

Step 5. After that select ‘Outlook Express 4.x, 5.x, 6.x or window mail‘. Click on the ‘Next‘.

Step 6. Choose the file to ‘import and export‘from the browser option and click ‘Next‘.

Step 7. Select ‘Finish‘ after the process completed.

A Professional and Automated Method to Convert MBOX to PST

The manual methods seem quite a time taking process, and only a user who has worked on both MBOX email client and Outlook email client can perform the whole process easier. That’s why we suggest an automated utility to convert MBOX files to PST format of Outlook.

MBOX Converter by SysInfoTools supports more than 20 email clients and a multi-functional utility software endowed with a simplified interface that enhances the user experience at the time of export MBOX to PST file. Here follow the working process of this utility step by step:


Manual methods to convert MBOX files to PST format of Outlook are free but they might not make the best approach and also lead to data conversion in a disorganized way. That’s why we suggest MBOX Converter utility which is also free for the limited trial period where user can export the first 25 emails from each MBOX files free.

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