MBOX to PST conversion tutorial with few a simple steps to make sure how to convert & import MBOX to PST format, and why it is needed to migrate MBOX to Outlook PST format.

As we know, MBOX format is used by 30+ email clients such as Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Entourage, Eudora etc. and each email client has some unique features. But MS Outlook cannot replace by any desktop email client because of its security as well as advance Business features.

Our tutorial on “MBOX to PST conversion” and “Why we need to convert MBOX data to Outlook”.

First of all, we will compare MS Outlook with at least two email clients who store MBOX mailbox and then explore manual and direct conversion steps.

Why Export Apple Mail to Outlook?

We know that Apple Mail is used by many industrial and enterprise users. Apple Mail is one of those desktop email clients that stores email data in the MBOX extension. It is safe and powerful and embedded with many advanced features.Its features are almost similar to MS Outlook but the Outlook Mailbox storage format (PST) is more secure than Apple Mail mailbox format (MBOX).

Let’s see more difference between Apple Mail to Outlook

  Apple Mail MS Outlook
Email client Paid
Features All Most same
Secure Highly Secure
Interface User-friendly
PC Cost Most Expensive Less Expensive than MAC
Other software & parts Most Expensive Some free & less expensive
Supported Platform MAC Window, MAC
Mobile Support iPhone Window & Android

So you saw why we need to move and import Apple Mail mailbox in Outlook. Now our next Email client is Mozilla Thunderbird.

Why Convert Thunderbird to Outlook?

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free and open-source desktop email client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. This email client also supports newsgroups, news feeds and secure. But nowadays Mozilla stopped supporting and upgrading on Thunderbird, while Microsoft released updates for MS Outlook in every one or two years with some new features.

Let’s see difference between Mozilla Thunderbird and Outlook

Mozilla Thunderbird MS Outlook
Email Client Free and Paid Paid
Calendar, task, Meeting Not available Available
Secure Less Highly Secure
Interface Useful User-friendly
Support Platform MAC, Window MAC, Window
Mobile Support No Android & Window

I hope that after seeing the difference between the above email clients, your mind is clear on which email client is better for you. And now you can easily decide to export MBOX data in Outlook PST format. Let’s look at the manual method for converting MBOX to PST format and then we will know about the straightforward method. If you are using any email client such as Apple Mail, Microsoft Entourage, Mozilla Thunderbird etc. Just transfer your MBOX mailbox to Windows PC so that MBOX data can be imported into Outlook PST. Before you perform a manual conversion take a Backup of your MBOX data then download Eudora Email client and install it on your PC. (You can import Eudora mailbox to MS Outlook). Copy your MBOX mailbox & paste it into Eudora Mailbox

(Default location of Eudora mailbox: c:\user\username\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\Eudora

After paste MBOX data change its extension like xxx.mbox replace with xxx.mbx(MBOX and MBX both are holds same data structures so don’t be confuse)

  • Open MS Outlook >> Go to File tab>> Select Import and Export wizard
  • In pop-up window Select “Import Internet Mailand Addresses” and then click Next tab
  • Select Eudora (pro and light) 2.x, 3.x, 4.x and click next
  • Browse you MBOX(that’s you changed into MBX extension) mailbox& Enable Replace duplicated file and foldersthen next
  • Select your save location
  • Enable include subfolder
  • At last click on finish button

Your MBOX data will be imported to Outlook mailbox. After the conversion, you can check your outlook mailbox.


  • It’s free of cost


  • It is time taking process
  • Extra Email client needed to convert mbox to pst format
  • Backup required
  • Files infrastructure is not similar
  • Attachments and photos may be damaged

Straightforward and effortless MBOX to PST Conversion solution

If you have attempted the manual conversion, you certainly know about its profit and loss. And now you are looking for a secure and reliable converter, which safely and easily converts your MBOX data into Outlook.

In the market, you can see many products but Maildaddy MBOX to PST converter is the best and it’s a superior tool. This tool has the best GUI-based application and supports 30+ email clients including Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird.

Mailsdaddy MBOX to PST Converter” developed by a professional team does work effectively and immediately. This is definitely capable to convert scanned MBOX files to PST format. Below you can check its features, as well as how it works on MBOX to PST conversion.

Guideline to export MBOX mailbox to PST format

  • Click on Add files
  • MBOX file already selected, simply click on next

(Auto load button specially design for Thunderbird users)

  • Choose one Add Option in three different options.


  • After upload, click on individual file or folder to seeit’spreview in the right side pane.

You can save emails on the spot in the given format

  • Convert all files at a time by click onExport button


  • Select files and folder then PST extension(by default set)
  • Choose single PST or separate PST for all MBOX files
  • Browse your save location.
  • At last click on Export



Process finish in few second, wait until the conversion ends.

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Effortless Conversion

Instantly migrate MBOX to Outlook PST format

100% secure and error-free conversion

Bulk Export Option

No file size limits

Support 30+ Email clients


The demo version allows you to convert only 20 emails per folder. If you want to remove this limit then buy the respective license.

Conclusion: In this article I have described two different ways to export MBOX to PST format, so please try a suitable method and ensure how it works. If you have any questions, please post a comment.