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MBOX Extractor – Expert Solution to Extract Information

Shubham Dixit   
Published: Jul 3, 2023 • Extractor • 5 Minutes Reading

Are you looking for a solution to extract data from an MBOX file with the best MBOX Extractor? If yes then this blog will provide you with every answer to your question.

In the technology era, the MBOX file format is the simplest and the most generic file format to store emails and attachments. It is the widely used file format among users these days. It is supported by so many email clients like Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Eudora Mail, Apple Mail, etc. A single MBOX file can save thousands of emails and many other items like contacts, tasks, calendars, and so on.

Many Online MBOX extractors are available on the internet which extract your emails from MBOX files but online free tools are very risky for you. They do not give you 100% surety of your data. You can upload your MBOX file to extract your data but the question is who operates the site? Maybe from the backend, someone saves your data on their database. So, in this scenario, we provide you with a trustworthy solution that gives you surety of your data.

Related to this situation I have a user’s concern which was received from our Support team.

User Concern

“Hello, I work in digital marketing and a few days ago, one of my colleagues sent me many MBOX files. And I need to extract data from an MBOX file in PDF format. I used an online tool to extract my data, but it didn’t give the original folder hierarchy. And all the emails are important to me. So please suggest to me the best and most straightforward MBOX extractor software that gives me my data in native format. Thanks for your suggestion.”

MBOX Extractor Software – Alternative Solution

If you manually extract data from an MBOX file, then there are high chances of data corruption and missing details. If an email client that supports MBOX files is not installed on your system, then it will be difficult to read MBOX file contents. In such situations, you can use the MBOX Extractor Tool to avoid data corruption.

BitResQ MBOX File Converter Application is the best toolkit on the software market for extracting data from MBOX files. It is a reliable and multi-featured solution to extract data from MBOX files and save it to any desired location on your hard drive. One of the amazing features of the MBOX Extractor is that it extracts data in a batch.

If you want to understand the working process before investing your money in it, you can try the demo version. It is absolutely free and the software can help you check the process.

We provide you with the best and most reliable solution, but if you want to extract the MBOX file manually, then follow these steps.

Email MBOX Extraction – Manual Method

Many manual methods have been described in this blog. We offer you a method for Windows and Mac users. You have an MBOX file and Thunderbird to extract data from it via Apple Mail.

#1 Drag and drop email

You can extract data from MBOX to an EML file extension. Let’s look at the steps:

  1. Open the Mozilla Thunderbird application
  2. MBOX data will appear on the current screen
  3. Drag and drop the selected email to the desired location
  4. Go to the location and check that all the emails are saved in .eml format.

Limitation – You have bulk email, then you have to drag and drop each file one by one to a particular location. It is a long process.

#2 MBOX Data Extractor in PDF Format

Before starting the process, you need to install the ImportExportTools NG plugin in Thunderbird. Your Thunderbird application is refreshed after installation.

  • First, right-click on the left panel
  • Next, select ImportExportTools NG >> Import MBOX File
  • Third, select the option “Directly import one or more MBOX files
  • After importing the MBOX file into Thunderbird,click on FolderMBOX extractor
  • ImportExportTools NG >> Export All Messages in Folder >> Select PDF FormatMBOX to PDF
  • After that, select the desired location to save the extracted data
  • Finally, all the extracted MBOX data is saved in PDF format.

Limitation You have to follow a lot of steps, so this is a time-consuming method. You need technical knowledge to implement all these steps. Once you extract only one folder, the batch extraction option is not available.

#3 Extract MBOX File to Mac

There is only one way to extract MBOX data via Apple Mail. This is also a manual method, but you need technical knowledge to implement these steps.

  1. Launch the Apple Mail application on your system
  2. Click on the File >> Import Mailbox
  3. To proceed, select MBOX format and press the OK button
  4. Next, select the Location to save the MBOX file
  5. After importing MBOX file into Apple Mail
  6. Next, Select the Email you want to save
  7. Right-click on the email >> Save As >> PDF Format.

Limitation– You need to repeat all these steps to save emails one by one. Any mistake at any point may result in data loss. With this process, users are unable to remove attachments.

Last Words

Finally, many users want a perfect MBOX extractor solution for extracting data from MBOX files. As we have mentioned above, manual and online tools are available for free. Also, we mentioned the drawbacks of the online tool.

We recommend that you look at the best MBOX Extractor software to be able to extract MBOX files in bulk without any email client.