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How to Convert PST file to MBOX? Know the Trick

PST file is a person storage table which is developed by Microsoft used to store items such as emails, contacts, tasks, subjects, etc. But in some situations, the users want to convert PST file to MBOX and if you are also one of them then you are in the right place.

Therefore in this blog post, we will be going to discuss the methods used to convert Outlook PST to MBOX. But before starting we had to take a look at the causes behind the PST file conversion.

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Reasons to Convert PST file to MBOX

There can be plenty of reasons behind the PST to MBOX Conversion but here we listed most common reasons:-

  • MS Outlook is not completely free after the expiry of its demo version user needs to purchase the licensed version of the MS Outlook which is very expensive for many users. So at that time users like to move other free email clients which are available on the web free of cost
  • If PST file got damaged due to server crash or any other reasons then to again repair the PST file is a long time taking process
  • When your office email applications are switched from Windows to Mac OS

Techniques to Export Outlook PST to MBOX

The user can make the PST to MBOX conversion by using manual or automated approach. You can use any method given below according to your comfort.

  1. Manually Convert the PST file to MBOX format
  2. Convert Outlook PST Using Automated tool

Technique 1. Manually Convert the PST file to MBOX format

Follow the below steps carefully to complete the converison process of PST file:-

  • Firstly open the Mac MS Outlook application
  • Then go to the file option and click on the menu > Import button
  • In the next window select the PST file and tap next
  • Under the “choose a file type” option select Outlook for windows
  • Now the user needs to Upload a PST file and verify the data folder in PST
  • Drag the PST file and drop it on the desktop. So now you completely convert PST to MBOX
  • Now user can easily import the resultant MBOX file to supported Mac Mail.

Drawbacks of the Manual Method

Here are the limitations of the manual method:-

  • The process is tricky for non-technical users
  • Takes a lot of time for the PST to MBOX conversion
  • If you forget a step, then it becomes a big problem
  • High chances of data loss and the corruption

Technique 2. Convert Outlook PST Using Automated tool

If the above technique doesn’t work for you so here is the best and easy option available for you that helps to convert PST to MBOX. Use SysInspire PST to MBOX Converter software which is 100% free from any virus and it has a simple UI that helps non-skilled people to easily operate this software.

Now Lets take a look on its Working

  • Download and open SysInspire PST Converter software
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  • Now click on the select PST file option for the selection of the PST file from its location
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  • The Software scans the PST file and then shows all the folder items stored in it
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  • Select all the needed items and click next for the further process
  • Under the save PST file window you had to select the MBOX conversion format
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  • Now click on the convert to complete the PST to MBOX Conversion process.


So we discussed both the possible manual and automated ways used to convert PST files to MBOX. But remember going with the manual method doesn’t guarantee to keep the data integrity and it’s a time taking process.

Whereas with SysInspire PST Converter users can easily convert PST files in a few clicks without knowing any expert knowledge. You can try the demo version of it to know about the functionality of the software.

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