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.

Kernel for MBOX to PST Converter 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.

Follow the steps below for MBOX to EML conversion

  1. Open Kernel for MBOX to PST 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.

  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.

  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.

  5. Apply filters (1) to select the tiems. Click Next.

     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.

  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.


The task of manual MBOX to EML file conversion is not so easy as the email clients used are outdated.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

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