Ways to Import MBOX to Outlook 2019

Yatendra Singh | Updated On - 30 Jun 2021 |

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The MBOX data files are associated with more than 20 email clients. All these email clients save their mailboxes in MBOX file. The user-interface and benefits of these clients are different. If you compare the multiple email clients with Outlook, then Outlook leaves them behind with a significant distance.

The user-interface and feature-rich benefits of Outlook attract the users from other email clients to migrate their data over here.

Outlook 2016 & 2019 is quite simple to use and comes with a great UI – User Experience, as well. Outlook 2016 outperforms other email clients like Mozilla Thunderbird.

Many users use Thunderbird or Apple Mail on MacOS, but these email clients lack the cross-platform operability and many required features. Thus, this results in user considering migrating to Outlook 2016 & 2019.

In this write-up, you will find out the difference between MBOX & PST file formats and understand why PST data file is preferred over MBOX, followed by a simple and automated method to import MBOX to Outlook 2019 & 2016, with ease.

Comparison Between Microsoft Outlook & Other Email Clients

Features Outlook 2016 & 2019 Apple Mail Mozilla Thunderbird
Security High High Less
Supported Formats PST MBOX MBOX
Exchange Server Support Available Available Not Available
Email Scheduling Can do Can do Not Available
Task & Calendaring Available Available Not Available
Mobile Support Android & iOS iOS only Not Available
Price Flexible Subscription(s) Included with Mac Free

Thus, it’s easy to observe why Outlook has upper hand over other popular email clients (mobile & desktop).

For performing MBOX to PST conversion there is no easy and direct approach that you can use, and ultimately the best option available for doing so is to use a MBOX to PST converter software.

Convert MBOX File to Outlook PST Data File Using Kernel for MBOX to PST Software

Kernel for MBOX to PST Converter software makes the process of file conversion easy and simple, as the user need not to have any technical knowledge for using this software. Also, the software offers a range of file formats for saving. Also, all available and in-use versions of Microsoft Outlook are supported; thus, you need not worry about which Outlook version is installed on your system, Kernel for MBOX to PST is made ready to use.

Follow the detailed steps given below to import MBOX to Outlook 2019:

  1. Launch MBOX to PST Converter.

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  2. Click Browse to select the MBOX file > click Finish.
    Select MBOX file
    Note: You can select multiple MBOX files for converting to PST at once.
  3. Once the software completes loading the file, all MBOX file data will be available on-screen, as shown below.MBOX files loaded
  4. Before you start the conversion to PST, you can preview the MBOX items by clicking on each; now click Save to proceed with the process.Preview of each MBOX file
  5. From the list of File formats, select PST File (MS Outlook),
    Select PST file format as a destination
    Note: MBOX to PST Converter software offers many other file formats, such as DBX, MSG, EML, etc.
  6. If the MBOX file is bulky then, you may apply Filters and select the only items you want to be available in the PST data file, click Next.
    Apply filter option for selected data you need
    Note: With Smart Filters, you have the total control on choosing what goes to the PST.
  7. Also, you may split the file in two and opt to add a prefix to store name, click Next.Split large file into small files
  8. Click Browse to choose a file save path after the file conversion is complete, click Ok.Select the file saving path
  9. Click Ok.
    Click OK to finish import MBOX to Outlook 2019 process
    Note: You might have to wait until the MBOX to PST conversion completes, as the total time required for file conversion is proportional to the size of MBOX file.


Kernel for MBOX to PST converter is the one-stop solution that can be used to migrate Thunderbird MBOX to Office 365, IBM Domino, GroupWise, and more. Also, learn about the free methods to convert MBOX to PST file and know why MBOX to PST converter is the best solution you can find.

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Video Tutorial to Import MBOX to Outlook Using Kernel for MBOX to PST Converter