Free MBOX to EML Converter

February 14th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »

It is good that today there are still programmers who write excellent software at no cost. What I am talking about? Want to tell you how I found another program for my collection of must-have utilities.

Apple MAC computers are widespread used in our office. This is the policy of the company. Despite the policy of the company, our boss prefers Windows and uses its featured laptop. Who should break the rules? Of course the boss, the rest is not allowed 🙂 I must say that I share that preference, so I have installed Windows 7 to my home laptop.

Our attorneys should pass some investigations from time to time and they should review the correspondence of our staff but they accepted only the files in the Outlook PST format.

In a previous article I wrote about incredibly necessary program Outlook Import Wizard, which saved me a lot of time when importing eml files into Outlook. The task that I had to complete just put me into shock. It is necessary to convert e-mails of our employees into the Outlook .pst file. How can we reconcile incompatible things? How to combine MAC OS with the Windows?

For a start I had to conduct an audit and found that our employees using various e-mail clients. There are just some of them: Turnpike, Mac Mail, Entourage, MailCopa, Thunderbird, Eudora, Berkeley Mail. The conversion task did not seem doable. I decided that if a search engine does not immediately bring me the solution, then I will say to my Boss that the mission is impossible.  So I did search for the phrase “entourage, thunderbird, mac mail, to eml to pst free mbox” and the search was successful, it proved something I never expected. Moreover, the word FREE does not tally with me with the task that had to do. Imagine my surprise when on the description page of the another one eml to pst converter, I found the free mbox to eml converter.

The software review showed that despite the fact that the program is free, it has the incredible potential. Nevertheless the mailbox files format of different programs vary, the program was able accurately identify all meta signatures and correctly recognize the file format. I’m not kidding, all mailbox files Turnpike, Mac Mail, Entourage, MailCopa, Thunderbird, Eudora and Berkeley Mail were transformed into arrays of e-mail files in EML format. Having the Outlook Import Wizard at my hands allow me to import all eml files into Outlook PST.

Free MBOX to EML Converter works as a batch-processor. First you should select all necessary mbox files from which you want to retrieve eml messages. It is easy to select all files with the Shift key. After that, you need click the Processing button, point to the empty directory at your hard drive and wait for the result. The program processing all files sequentially, it creates a directory for each file and fill it with extracted eml files. In my case I had a lot of mailbox files that were named in accordance with user-names of our employees. Eventually I got a lot of folders, each had a user name and contained all corresponding eml files retrieved from the mailbox.

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  1. gold says:

    Super! Thank you for that post. The best of all – it is free.

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