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How to Convert MBOX to PST for Thunderbird & Apple Mail?

MBOX to PST Converter is a cross-platform email migration tool that can be used to convert MBOX files of any email client/platform to most reliable MS Outlook PST file format. The conversion process of your old client data to Outlook is just a few steps away. Utilize this simple to use software developed by SysTools that will convert the entire data of your MBOX files and save it in PST, EML as well as MSG formats as per your requirement.

Specifications of MBOX to PST Conversion Software


Software Name


MBOX to PST Converter




SysTools Software

Latest Edition






Convert MBOX files to PST, EML and MSG formats



9.6 MB



Graphical User Interface


Windows version supported



8.1 and below versions



Trial version


Free to convert 25 items per folder




Purpose to Perform MBOX Conversion to PST!

It happens when the user is working with desktop email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Pocomail, SeaMonkey, Entourage, Eudora, Netscape and The Bat! Etc. Need to switch to MS Outlook. But this task is not so easy because above mentioned email clients support or store data in MBOX file format that cannot be accessed in Outlook directly.  With the help of MBOX to PST Converter, this task has been made easier. The software converts the messages of MBOX file into PST file format and makes it possible to import MBOX into Outlook 2013, 2010, 2007 and all previous editions. Keeps reading to explore detailed functions of the MBOX converter.

Step by Step Guide to Know How to Use MBOX to PST Converter

The software has been developed with a simple user interface that requires only a few easy steps to export MBOX to PST format. You can examine software functions as well working steps by analyzing below snapshots.

1. Add MBOX File/ Folder

In the very first step, you need to browse your MBOX file from local directly which you want to convert into PST format. Once you click on Add File button, another dialog box will appear for the users to browse MBOX files.


2. Select an Email Application

When you request to add an MBOX file, the MBOX to PST converter tool provides two options for that as shown below:

  • Default Profile Configured: This function of the tool helps to detect default configured profile automatically if the email client is installed on your PC that file you want to convert.
  • Select File/Folder from The Computer: If email client is not installed on your computer, or you want to export an old MBOX file into PST file format then you can browse MBOX file manually from the stored location.


3. Analyze and Preview Messages of Selected MBOX files

Once you added MBOX file, the tool will scan selected MBOX files and generate an instant preview for entire messages. The tool also keeps original folder structure which provide ease to view emails of any specific folder. You can also stop scanning process if required.


4. Export MBOX File Data

You can export MBOX file emails by Clicking on the Export button once the MBOX file is scanned. The two available options to export messages are:

  • Export All Folder: By using this function you can export all folders available in selected MBOX files. It may waste your time in exporting unrequired folders so you can also choose another option.
  • Export Selected Folders: This is highly preferred export function can be used to export only a few required folder data. You can select needed folders by checking boxes.


5. Choose a Required Output Option

The MBOX to PST converter tool offers three reliable export formats such as PST, EML, and MSG, which can be select according to the need.


6. PST File Split Option

This is an additional function provides by the software that allows splitting resulting PST files into the required size of data files. You can also ignore this function if not required.


7. Option to Stop or Start Conversion Process

The tool begins MBOX conversion to PST and also allows users to stop or resume the process while exporting messages.


8. Generate and Show Migration Report

Once export process completed successfully, you can also check migration report by clicking on show report button.


MBOX to PST Converter is Available in Two Editions:

  1. Demo Version:The Trial version of the software is available absolutely free which can be downloaded from the main website. The demo version only exports first 25 items per folder of MBOX file.
  2. License Version: The license version of the tool can be bought by placing an online order from the main website. The license version has no limitations and can convert unlimited emails from MBOX file to Outlook PST file.


  • Option to export selected data only from MBOX file.
  • Keeps and export all mail properties and email attachments.
  • Split PST function create multiple PST files for resultant data.


  • The email client installation is must require using the auto detect function.
  • The demo version is restricted to export 25 emails only.

The Verdict:

Based on features and user-friendly interface, we would like to rate this software at 9.8/10. The MBOX to PST converter exports all messages and embedded attachments in the MBOX file to PST file without any hassle. It is a well-organized product from the trusted resources.

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