Convert MBOX Files to MSG and EML Formats

Siddharth Rawat
Siddharth Rawat

Updated On - October 17, 2022

It may come as a surprise that the MBOX file format is supported by more than 20+ email clients when MS Outlook is the most preferred email client. Big players such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, PocoMail, etc. use the MBOX file format for saving mailbox items. MBOX file format employs various compression algorithms for storing multiple email messages in MBOX file format. Applications such as Nokisoft Noki, QUALCOMM Eudora for Mac, QUALCOMM Eudora, and QUALCOMM Eudora for MS-Windows can open an MBOX file. On the other hand, EML is an abbreviation for Email messages and can be opened in applications such as Mozilla Thunderbird, MS Outlook Express, and Outlook Express. In addition to this, MSG is a file extension and is used for Outlook Mail Messages. Applications such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook Express, Encryptomatic msgViewer Pro, and EZ Freeware Free Opener can open MSG files.

It is to note that there is no easy way to convert MBOX emails to EML and MSG formats. This means that you have to use a third-party tool for this conversion.

Recoveryfix for MBOX to PST

Recoveryfix for MBOX to PST is a simple tool to convert single or multiple MBOX files to PST with ease. Using this tool, one can convert MBOX emails to EML and MSG formats. Supported email clients include Entourage, PowerMail, Thunderbird, Eudora, Evolution, Apple Mail, Spicebird, and more. This allows you to add single/ multiple MBOX files for conversion. Exporting the MBOX files to other formats is made easy with this tool as it allows you to save the MBOX files to Outlook PST, MSG, EML, and Office 365. This tool comes with a Conversion Rule feature using which one can filter the data by Date, Subject, To, From, and more.

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Moreover, the live preview feature is what sets it apart from the other similar tools. With this feature, you get to see a detailed preview of your mailbox items before exporting it to the desired location. You don’t need to worry about the migration as your data is migrated with absolute precision without altering the original structure (maintaining the original hierarchy).

Now let’s look at the detailed tool process, which is outlined below in a step-by-step manner.

  1. Launch the tool. At first glance, the welcome screen prompts the user to select from the list of email clients (20 email clients supported).
  2. Launch the tool

  3. One can also manually select the MBOX files by clicking on the Select button.
  4. clicking on the Select button

  5. Next, the converted files can be viewed before saving. To view the files, one can click on the mail item, and the content will be displayed in the preview pane.
  6. content will be displayed in the preview pane

  7. At this point, one can choose to save the MBOX data into four formats.
  8. choose to save the MBOX data into four formats

It can be said that there are no easy manual ways to directly convert MBOX files to EML or MSG file formats. In such a situation, one can only rely on a professional third-party tool. Recoveryfix for MBOX to PST is one such competent tool to accomplish the conversion task. A detailed tool process is described in this blog post. Recoveryfix for MBOX to PST offers many useful features that can aid you in error-free file conversion.

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