The email platforms such as Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Power Mail, Entourage, etc incorporated in many organizations round the world have files which are in MBOX file format. These email platforms are only accessed on Mac, Linux, etc. operating system, however, if at any point need arises to access the mailbox of these email platforms in windows based MS Outlook application then it is not possible for the user to do so unless the MBOX format is converted to Outlook importable PST format.

Why Does the Need Arise for MBOX to PST Conversion?

Limitation of inaccessibility of MBOX files on widely and commonly used Windows operating system is the major cause why users need to convert MBOX file format to PST format. Suppose a user got some work from office to complete at home. If the organization uses Apple Mail email platform on Mac operating system and the individual has windows operating system at home then it becomes impossible for the user to do the work because MBOX files cannot be accessed on Windows. The MBOX files first needs to be converted in Outlook importable PST file format so that the work can be done on Windows.
Another scenario can be that an organization is willing to switch to a windows based email platform due to the unbearable overhead raised in giving training to the employees of the organization if they face problem in handling the complex environment of non-windows based email platforms.

Real-life Scenario that Illustrates the Need for Conversion

Suppose you own an organization which currently works on Thunderbird and you take a decision of exporting the MBOX files to Outlook 2010 so that they can become accessible on Windows. But you have more than 100 computers in your organization which contain data in GBs.  A simple and tedious way out for this is copying the folders from Thunderbird to exchange mailbox of the user from Outlook and then export their address book to thunderbird. Apparently, this process will take days in converting GBs of data from MBOX to PST. Another smarter way is to take help of a commercial MBOX to PST converter tool which can perform the task in no matter of time.

Use Commercial MBOX to PST Converter

Efficacious and sophisticated conversion software can be used for accurate MBOX to PST conversion but the software you choose should be compatible with the version of email platform of MBOX files, MS Outlook and Windows installed on your system. Kernel for MBOX to PST is one such expedient software which provides precise conversion of multiple MBOX files in a single conversion cycle. Along with Apple mail, Thunderbird, Entourage and PowerMail, it also supports conversion of files created in Netscape, Eudora, Spicebird, Postbox, PocoMail and opera into PST format. Let’s see how:

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  1. In the home screen of the software, you will find two options to select. These options allow you to select whether you want to select a folder or a file. Click on the Browse button to add the MBOX file/folder.
  2. MBOX to PST converter home screen

  3. After selecting the MBOX file/folder, here I have selected a folder. Click on the Finish button.
  4. Select MBOX folder

  5. The tool will then scan the folder, once the scanning process is over the contents of the MBOX file will be displayed on the tool’s screen like the image. Click on each item individually for the preview of the inside content of the item. Once you are done previewing the content, click on the Save button.
  6. Preview of the inside content

  7. In the Select Output Type, dialogue box select a saving format and proceed by clicking on the Next button.
  8. Select Output Type

  9. This step requires you to apply filters, so that you can customize your conversion experience. The filter can be set based on To, From, Subject and Date fields Once you have applied them, click on the Next button.
  10. Apply filter option

  11. In the next step, you can split file after a specified size by clicking on the drop-down icon in the split option section.
  12. Split files

  13. Now, provide a prefix to the file, if required and click on the Next button.
  14. Provide a prefix to the file

  15. The next step is where you provide the destination to the file by clicking on the Browse button. Once the file is added, click on the Finish button.
  16. Provide destination option

  17. Once the saving process is over the tool will display the file location on the screen. Click on the OK button to finish the process.
  18. Now saving process is over

The MBOX to PST conversion is successful; you can locate the converted file in your system. The best part about this tool is that it provides options to filter the files before converting them into PST file format and it also can fix many MBOX related issues and errors like “no valid MBOX files found”. In spite of providing such multifaceted features, the software is free from any complexity and is extremely user-friendly. Furthermore, a free trial version of the tool is available using which the user can analyze the potential of the software.

It provides options to filter the files before converting them into PST file format. The filter can be set on the basis of To, From, Subject and Date fields. Despite of providing such multifaceted features, the software is free from any complexity and is extremely user-friendly. Furthermore, a free trial version of the tool is available using which the user can analyze the potential of the software.

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