How to Convert MBOX to EML Easily?

Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Entourage, Eudora are different email clients that utilize MBOX format files for storing and organizing the mailbox data.

In cases of migrating from one email client to a different one, users need their mailbox data in different email formats like EML, MSG, etc. MBOX to EML conversion enables the mailbox data to be accessed with Windows Live Mail, Microsoft Outlook Express and other email clients as well.

In this article, we’ll walk your through MBOX to EML conversion via a step-by-step route using the Kernel for MBOX to PST Converter tool.

It is a standard tool for MBOX data file’s conversion to Outlook PST. The tool offers many flexible features like mailbox data conversion, migration to Office 365, Exchange Server, Domino, etc. Conversion of all emails and attachments to different file formats which includes EML.

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Follow the steps to Convert MBOX files to EML

  1. Open the MBOX to Outlook PST converter tool. Launch MBOX to PST converter tool
  2. Browse (2) the MBOX file and click Next,

    Note: You can either select a single MBOX file or multiple together suiting your needs as in section (1); in section (3) you can add or delete a selected file.

    Select single or multiple MBOX file
  3. Once the tool completes scanning the MBOX file, a new window will come up, and here you can browse through all your mailbox items. This window consists of four different sections in Mailbox Item Tree View, the mailbox items are organized in tree structure. In File(s) Folder(s) Preview area you can preview the contents of each folder. In the Mailbox Item Preview area, you can preview items like emails, attachments, reminders, contacts, etc. Export/Migration Format(s) area is where you can select the desired file format. Preview of MBOX file
  4. Proceeding further to migration, select some or all mailbox folder(s) you wish to migrate; select EML file in Export/Migration Format(s) area, as shown below. Select EML file format as a destination
  5. Apply filters (1) to select the tiems. Click Next. Apply filter options Note: Use Include option to apply pre-determined filters (2). To know more about Filters click on the link (!).
  6. Provide a location to save MBOX file into EML; click Finish. Provide a location to save EML file
  7. Upon completion of the conversion, you can now use the converted EML file. Click OK or navigate to file folder location by clicking on the active link. Convert MBOX to EML process done


The task of manual process to convert MBOX to EML file is not so easy as the email clients used are outdated. But MBOX to EML conversion using this MBOX file converter tool is very easy, fast, reliable and adaptable as per the user requirements.

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  1. I needed some emails from Apple Mail in Outlook and the Apple account was not working; then I used your software and converted the emails in EML format that was accessible in Outlook.

  1. The tool has advanced filters that I could apply for selective MBOX to EML conversion.

  1. Now I can easily upload my Thunderbird MBOX file to Windows Live Mail. The software is the most advanced I've ever worked with. Its graphic interface and its functions are very useful. The filtration option makes it more valuable.

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