Mbox file is a generic file format that is used by many email clients. It is mostly in use by Mac Mail users. If you are going to switch to Windows Outlook 2016, you are going to face a problem.
Though Mbox file is a very common file format, it is not yet supported by Outlook 2016. Microsoft Office Outlook 2016 uses its own proprietary file format Pst. Therefore, its impossible to import Mbox files to Windows Outlook (or even Mac Outlook) client directly. You need to convert the format to Pst.
If you don’t want to do that, the other option is to manually move through the clients using intermediary as a server of an email account supporting IMAP. You create a new email account like Gmail, and sync the data to that account from Mac Mail and then sync it back from server to Windows or Mac Outlook.
It has two drawbacks – first, if the data is in Mbox files and not in any client like Mac Mail, you first need to import that file for the data to be synced to the servers. So that’s like additional step which is clearly unnecessary as you will see below. Secondly, the migration this way can be inaccurate. Users have reported many glitches and loss of information from unknown reasons.
So the best option is to convert Mbox file to Pst.
Note* – Converting it to Pst file also gives you an additional benefit, which is, you can use that file even with Mac Outlook 2016. Windows Outlook may not yet import Olm or any primarily Mac OS data format, but Mac Outlook provides relief if it is the other way around. You can simply import Pst file even in Mac Outlook.
The best way to import mbox to Outlook 2016 & Windows Outlook (All Version) is by using “Mail Extractor Pro”.
Why “Mail Extractor pro” is the best way?
- It is an easy to use tool with intuitive interface. All the features and instructions are clear and makes sense to even beginners. The graphical wizard systematically guides users towards the completion of the project.
- It offers high accuracy of converted Pst files. Which means that whatever data Mbox file contained before conversion, will be mirrored to Pst files without modification. The fidelity will remain intact. “Mail Extractor Pro” is fully capable of preserving items like graphical objects, email headers (to, cc, bcc, from, subject), any other meta-data, attachments, etc.
- It supports non-English text. Most Mbox to Outlook Pst converters fail to do so. This can create a frustrating situation where you thought the conversion was successful but after few months when you will open your emails with non-English content, you will find the text broken and unreadable. Thankfully, “Mail Extractor Pro” don’t work like that.
Support and Updates
Support is often one of the features that is mostly ignored by other companies and is considered as an ‘extra’. At USL, it is considered as a part of the package, making the entire experience even more pleasant and professional-like.
“Mail Extractor Pro” is available in many packages and as a free trial version, which can be downloaded here.
It truly is the end of the frustration that always consumed Mbox to Pst conversion. With “Mail Extractor Pro” begins the era of effortless, effective, and professional migration. Dont’ miss it!