So, you are looking to convert MBOX to EML? Most likely, you want to convert your Apple Mail email files (from EMLX format) into EML format so you can import the data to Windows Live Mail. Or you may just be looking to archive the data in MBOX to a more generic file format that is EML, making it easier to use it later in any email client. This is because EML is a format that is standard for storing electronic messages and can be used by any program, unlike MBOX.
MBOX to EML Conversion
The thing with MBOX file is that it is a raw data file for ‘Mail,’ a default email client in Mac computers previously called as ‘Apple Mail.’ But it is not meant for purposes like data migration or archiving. In fact, you cannot import the file to Mac Mail itself, like you can do with MBOX format. It works with the client internally.
If you go looking for MBOX, you need to dig into your Mac Mail identity database folder. Each email is stored in a single EMLX file, attachments are stored in EMLXPART files, and so on.
Here is one clue as to why MBOX to EML conversion leads to failures: an MBOX file is just the text part of emails including the headers. It does include graphics or attachments. In essence, it is a simple text file and you can view the contents using any text editor.
Therefore, to move or migrate your Apple Mail database into Live Mail, converting MBOX to EML is a bad choice of method.
Therefore, here is what we recommend.
Mail Extractor Max, brings a surprisingly effective and accurate way to get through your data migration project in no time. It does not, however, convert MBOX to EML technically, but allows you to select your “Mail” database (native Identity folder) directly. Then, the tool extracts all contents including mails and graphics and attachments and every other item into the EML format.
(NOTE: you can choose other formats too, like Thunderbird, MBOX, etc., but that feature of the tool is beyond the scope of this post).
How to convert mbox to eml with it?
Using it is straightforward: launch, choose ‘Autoload,’ choose folders, select ‘EML’ as output, and click ‘Convert.’
You can also manually select other “Mail” databases, such as backups from other locations.
Safe, Hassle free and Accurate Conversion
One of the reasons why the tool is so precise and always deliver thorough migration results is because there is no need for any manual steps like there is with other substandard software tools. By simply selecting ‘autoload,’ the tool can function directly with the data-source and all the error-prone steps are eliminated from the procedure.
It is also built with fully functional support for converting more intricate and complex details inside a mail database, such as Unicode text in headers, graphical components, email addresses, Links, MIME content, and so on.
Get this MBOX to EML Conveter
Start your trial version here. It works without any additional utilities, not even an internet connection. The fully standalone and dedicated utility is rare to see in email migration domain. The trial mode does not lock any feature but converts only ten items from each folder, giving you full opportunity to test it out freely.