MBOX to PST Converter

How to import your MBOX files into Outlook – easily and error-free

If you need to process 20 user accounts or more, please visit our “Large-Scale Migration” page.

Converting from another email client to Outlook should be easy, right? Especially if it uses the MBOX format, one of the most common mailbox formats on the market.

But the sad truth is, if you’re trying to…

… Outlook’s importer isn’t an option. (It doesn’t support MBOX files at all.) You need a quality MBOX-to-PST converter that’s fast, easy to use and accurate.

In a moment, we’re going to tell you about a conversion tool that’s perfect for your needs. It’s an affordable tool that was designed specifically for this type of email conversion challenge. Most people agree that it’s a huge time saver, but in the interest of fairness, we’d also like to tell you about a free method for getting your conversion done.

The free method is great if money is tight. The other is better if you value your time and accurate results. Keep reading to know which is best for you.


A Free Option for Converting MBOX Files to PST

This method requires four programs: our free MBOX Converter, Windows Explorer, Windows Live Mail (WLM) and Office Outlook.

Start by installing Aid4Mail MBOX Converter and Windows Live Mail if you haven’t already got them on your computer. You’ll need to download Windows Essentials to install WLM.

Screenshot of Aid4Mail MBOX Converter
Screenshot of Aid4Mail MBOX Converter

First, convert your MBOX files to EML with Aid4Mail MBOX Converter. Read more >


Why the Free Method Isn’t Your Best Bet

Unfortunately, when it comes to email conversion tools, you get what you pay for. While you may prefer using a free method, there are some drawbacks:

  1. Broken images. After migration, photos, graphics and other images inserted in your messages now show up as broken pictures in Outlook. They aren’t visible in the body of your emails.
  2. Loss of SMTP headers. Using the free method, your emails will lose their original email SMTP headers (the top part of the email, where email addresses, subject and time stamps, and encoding marks are located). If you value the integrity of your messages, especially if you work in the field of computer forensics, this is a serious problem.
  3. Time consuming. If you have many accounts to migrate, transferring your emails manually will take a lot of time and energy.

While "free" may initially appear to be a cost savings, when you factor in the hours it takes to migrate your emails—and the low-quality outcome—you may actually save money using a competitively priced commercial tool.

Let us tell you about a simple solution that saves both time and money. Read on…


How to Convert from MBOX to PST – the Easier Way

For quick and easy email conversions that don’t sacrifice quality, there’s only one tool you should consider: Aid4Mail.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Open the user-friendly wizard interface.
  2. Select MBOX files as your source and Office Outlook PST file as your target.
  3. Press Start.
Aid4Mail’s user-friendly wizard interface
Aid4Mail’s user-friendly wizard interface

That’s it!

Instead of 14 complicated steps, you have only three simple ones. And you’ll love the results:

  • No data is lost in conversion.
  • It automatically restores your mailbox folder tree in Outlook without any manual intervention.
  • It correctly transfers the status information of your emails (like unread, replied, forwarded, and flagged) to Outlook.
  • And, if necessary, you can also export your messages directly to Office 365—or to Microsoft Exchange—using our Aid4Mail Professional edition.

We’ve made the entire process as streamlined as possible. Aid4Mail provides context-sensitive help on each wizard screen (in addition to a well-documented user manual), so it’s easy to learn—even for first-time users. And you only need Office Outlook installed. There’s no need for MBOX Converter, Windows Explorer or Windows Live Mail.

Note that we also offer a special command-line edition if you need to migrate a large number of user accounts (see our large-scale migration page).


Created By Email Conversion Specialists

Aid4Mail is developed by Fookes Software—email specialists since 1999. Our goal? To develop an email conversion tool that’s both user-friendly and accurate. It’s so accurate, in fact, it’s the preferred tool of email forensics professionals, government agencies, universities and major corporations.

Here’s what a few of our satisfied users have had to say:

“I was using Bloomba (a niche prog that ceased to exist almost a year ago) and needed to go to Outlook. You saved me some serious hassles of going from .mbox to .eml to Outlook. Not to mention that I have yet to find a program that can do this successfully with over 20,000 emails.”
– Richard W., USA
“I work for a lawfirm and we used your product to convert a MBOX file to PST. This software worked brilliantly, it even fixed corruption that existed when we attempted to do it manually or with other software. Thank you for that.”
– Gregory Kerr, Lubin Olson & Niewiadomski LLP, USA
“We work with over 1TB [one terabyte] of email per month and your Aid4Mail product has shown to be an integral part of our toolset for dealing with these volumes of email.”
– Jason Rappoport, USA

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Be sure to install Outlook before you begin migration.
Double-check the system requirements here…

  • Operating System : Aid4Mail runs under Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2003 or Linux in conjunction with Wine. Both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.
    Windows NT4 / ME / 98 / 95 should work but are not officially supported.
  • Internet : Online license activation, validation, and re-activation require an internet connection (offline activation option available with Aid4Mail eDiscovery editions).
  • Hardware Requirements : 64 MB of RAM, 12 MB disk space. Pentium (or compatible) processor.

IF YOU’LL BE PROCESSING OUTLOOK/EXCHANGE: Read more >

Aid4Mail can read mail from:

  • Microsoft Exchange through Outlook/MAPI (1) (except Aid4Mail Home) or IMAP (2),
  • Outlook Personal Storage files (1) (*.pst),
  • Outlook MSG files (1) (*.msg),
  • Outlook Express versions 5 and 6 (*.dbx, *.eml and *.nws),
  • Outlook Express version 4 (*.idx and *.mbx),
  • Windows Live Mail (*.eml;*.nws),
  • Windows Mail (Vista mail client),
  • IMAP accounts,
  • Webmail services that offer IMAP access, e.g. Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, FastMail, GMX Mail, Outlook.com, Outlook 365, etc.,
  • Mozilla Thunderbird mailbox files,
  • SeaMonkey mailbox files,
  • Netscape mailbox files,
  • Apple Mail (Mail.app) message files (*.emlx),
  • Qualcomm Eudora mailbox files (*.toc and *.mbx),
  • Eudora OSE mailbox files,
  • Macintosh Eudora mailbox files,
  • Google Takeout files (*.mbox),
  • Google Vault files (*.mbox),
  • Generic mailbox files (mbox, Entourage MBOX, Evolution, Berkeley mail, BSD mail, Unix mail format),
  • EML message files (*.eml),
  • MHT Web Archive files (*.mht),
  • Pegasus mailbox files (*.pmi, *.pmm, and *.cnm),
  • The Bat! mailbox files (3) (*.msb and *.tbb),
  • PocoMail mailbox files (*.idx, *.idb, and *.mbx),
  • Barca mailbox files (*.idx, *.idb, and *.mbx),
  • FoxMail mailbox files up to version 6.5 (*.box),
  • Opera mailbox files (*.mbs),
  • Calypso and Courier archive files,
  • Forte Agent mailbox files (*.idx),
  • Pine mbox files (with limited “From ” escaping),
  • PMMail message files (*.msg),
  • Maildir folders (local copies),
  • MSN Mail v8 (*.MailDB),
  • Mailbag Assistant mailbox files (*.mbg),
  • E-mail Examiner mailbox files (*.pmx),
  • Aid4Mail ZIP archives (*.zip).

Aid4Mail can export/save mail to:

  • Microsoft Exchange through Outlook/MAPI (1) (except Aid4Mail Home) or IMAP (2),
  • Outlook Personal Storage files (1) (*.pst),
  • Outlook MSG files (1) (*.msg) – only if source mail comes from Microsoft Exchange or Outlook files,
  • Windows Live Mail,
  • Windows Mail (Vista mail client),
  • IMAP accounts,
  • Webmail services that offer IMAP access, e.g. Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, FastMail, GMX Mail, Outlook.com, Outlook 365, etc,
  • Mozilla Thunderbird mailbox files,
  • SeaMonkey mailbox files,
  • Eudora OSE mailbox files,
  • Netscape mailbox files,
  • PocoMail mailbox files (*.mbx),
  • Barca mailbox files (*.mbx),
  • Generic mailbox files, (mbox, Entourage MBOX, Evolution, Berkeley mail, BSD mail, Unix mail format),
  • EML message files (*.eml),
  • XML files (*.xml),
  • Plain text files (*.txt),
  • MHT Web Archive files (*.mht) - linked from an HTML index page or an MS Excel Workbook file (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • MHT files with tab-delimited data file for import into a database (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF files (not available in Aid4Mail Home),
  • Aid4Mail ZIP archives (*.zip).

Notes:

  1. To process (from/to) Outlook MSG files, PST files, and Outlook/MAPI mail profiles, Aid4Mail requires either a 32-bit version of Office Outlook or a standalone version of MAPI. For details, free options, and limitations, see the System Requirements.
    Only Aid4Mail Console can export a source MAPI profile or PST file to a target MAPI profile or PST file. With Aid4Mail Home, Aid4Mail Professional, and Aid4Mail eDiscovery, the workaround is to first export your emails to the Outlook MSG format, and then re-export those files to your target format.
  2. Microsoft Exchange can either be processed through an Outlook/MAPI mail profile (1), or through the IMAP protocol in which case the Exchange server needs to be set up for IMAP access (see instructions).
  3. Aid4Mail cannot process encrypted The Bat! mail files. In this case, you will first have to export your messages with The Bat! to a Generic mailbox format, which Aid4Mail can then process to any of the supported formats.
  4. Aid4Mail currently does not offer tools to convert address books, filters, or account settings from one format to another.

Prefer to Try Before You Buy?

If you’re not ready to buy, no problem. Simply take advantage of our free trial and start using Aid4Mail today.

There’s no sign-up form to download Aid4Mail and you can run it in trial mode for as long as you need. Take it for a test run. See for yourself how easy it is to use. We want you to be confident that Aid4Mail is fully compatible with your computer and does what you need.


P.S.

If you need a fast and reliable MBOX to PST converter, you can trust Aid4Mail to do the job for you. Get your license now and start converting your MBOX files today, or test drive Aid4Mail for free in trial mode and experience the Aid4Mail difference yourself.

Aid4Mail has thousands of satisfied clients in more than 100 countries around the world. They include businesses of all sizes, government agencies, leading universities, as well as a large number of students and home users.

They’re loyal users because Aid4Mail makes it so simple to complete email conversion projects. But for you to grasp how easy it is, you’ll need to test it yourself.

Try it today. It’s time to get your conversion done right.