Convert PST to MBOX? Why? How?

Have you ever had a situation where you wanted to switch from PST to MBOX? Here is my blog, which takes a look at some of the “why” and “how” aspects of a given aspect. We are considering conversion of PST to MBOX, without data loss or technical glitch. Let’s focus on the situation that users experience most often.

User’s query – The nature of my work forces me to move from one place to another without any further notice. I work on a perspective profile and it is very difficult to work altogether on a completely different platform. I’m currently working on Apple Mail, but I have backed up my PST file. Can anyone help me resolve the situation?

Why there is a need to Convert PST to MBOX –

  • One common reason that is coming out is that when users switch their job from one organization to another then it becomes necessary for them to convert PST to MBOX without installing Outlook. Because one organization’s mailing format is different from another.
  • Outlook files corruption issues are another major reason behind the conversion of Outlook PST to MBOX file. Sometimes a hard drive also crashes, causing complete data loss.
  • When users shift from one operating system to another one, then in this situation also users need to convert Outlook PST file to MBOX format.

Now let’s discuss the procedure of converting PST to MBOX manually. How it is done?

In this manual method for conversion, we will discuss how to convert PST to MBOX by installing Outlook on the system.

  1. Install and open the MAC outlook on the Mac book for conversion
  2. Navigate to File>> Menu>> Import option.
  3. A new window will appear select the outlook data file and click Next
  4. Under Choose a File Type wizard, simply choose the Outlook for Windows Data File(.pst)
  5. Now, upload the PST file on Mac Outlook and check the data folder in PST file
  6. Now, drag and drop the PST folder in the desktop. By doing so, the PST file will be converted to MBOX format
  7. Once it converted, easily import the converted MBOX file to MBOX supported Mac Mail application

But this is not the end! The coin has a flip side too!!

There are some limitations to the manual method

  • Manual approach can only work if user wants to transfer PST to Apple Mail MBOX format
  • It is very difficult for the non technical background users to handle the process
  • It is very time consuming and each step must be followed effectively to move the PST to MBOX
  • If you accidentally miss even one step, your entire data is at risk of being lost

Convert PST to MBOX without Outlook installation. How to perform the action?

You do not have to worry in the slightest, as there are many other reliable ways available to convert PST files to MBOX format and that too, without Outlook installation. You should try our tool once, instead of relying on manual method. Our tool comes up with latest & updated features that smoothly convert PST files to MBOX file supported by various email clients. The software never let you down and keeps delivering you satisfactory results every time.

Now let’s discuss our method of converting PST to MBOX step by step –

  • Install and run the PST to MBOX Converter tool on your device
  • Select the ADD files option, and choose the desired PST File for conversion and click on “Open”
  • Now watch the preview of scanned PST mailboxes in details before conversion
  • Here you need to provide a destination path to save MBOX file that you have converted
  • The software save the MBOX file, as soon as you click on the “Save Now” option
  • Finally, you will get a notification message as – “saving process has been completed”

In this blog I have discussed both manual and automated methods of converting PST files to MBOX. Through this, you have come to know about some shortcomings in the manual method. Manual method takes a lot of time to do. While the automated methods we discussed above are very easy. Here at RegainTechnologies Software, we have Outlook to MBOX converter tool which is easy to operate and easily converts PST to MBOX. For efficiency testing you can try our free version. Our software is safe and provides you 100% satisfactory results all the time without any issues. This software is designed with latest security technology, to keep our user’s valuable data in safe condition.

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