How To Open MBOX File in Outlook 2007

by Stephan Ronald A Data Recovery Expert

Even though MBOX file format is supported by a number of email clients, there are times when users feel the need to access these files in MS Outlook 2007. But as easily said, the task is to open MBOX file in Outlook 2007 is not an easy one. This is because MS Outlook does not support MBOX files. In this blog we have described a solution that can readily help the users to access MBOX in Outlook very easily and efficiently.

MBOX: Parent Database Of Several Email Clients

MBOX or Mailbox format stores the email messages in a single file. The messages stored in the MBOX files are present in a concatenated form i.e. the mails are connected with each other and the format of the messages is plain text. These messages are usually separated by header information, which marks its origin with “From”. The list of email clients which support MBOX file format includes Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Entourage and Pocomail.

File Formats Of Outlook 2007

The default file formats of Outlook 2007 as well as other versions of Outlook are PST (Personal Storage Table) and OST (Offline Storage Table) files. Outlook does not support any other file format apart from these formats. Therefore opening MBOX files directly in Outlook is an impossible task. Hence the only way out of this problem is the conversion of PST files.

Converting MBOX File To Outlook PST Format

As discussed earlier, MBOX files are supported in a vast number of email clients, it goes unsupported in MS Outlook. Therefore, the only method with the help of which this can be made possible is the conversion of MBOX files to Outlook 2007 PST files. Once converted, the task to open MBOX File in Outlook 2007 becomes very easy.

But a disappointing factor for users can be the non-availability of manual methods for the direct conversion of MBOX file to PST file format. Therefore, in order to get the task done, one needs to avail third party solutions. Read the next section to know more about one such solution.

Open MBOX File in Outlook 2007 With MBOX To PST Converter

As discussed earlier, there are no manual methods that can serve the purpose to open MBOX file in Outlook. But a third party solution like MBOX to PST Converter can easily facilitate the task of MBOX to PST conversion. The software is equipped with algorithms that convert the entire database of a MBOX file in Outlook PST format. The software offers a variety of features which save the overall time of conversion. The option to convert selective items and folders proves to be time savvy and can be used to carry out email investigations. The software by default creates separate PST files for each MBOX file. Also same PST file can be created for all the MBOX files that have been added. 

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John Conner Junior  Data Recovery Exprt
It states right way but if still there is some problem in exporting mbox file to MS Outlook pst then refer to third party mbox to pst conversion tool. Visit to know about a proficient mbox to pst converter tool.
Jul 1st 2015 12:06   
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