Converting Outlook .PST Emails to MBOX Format with Eml Viewer Pro

Are you leaving Microsoft Outlook for another email client?  Most non-Outlook clients are unable to import Outlook .pst/.ost files because the format is proprietary to Microsoft.  A workaround is to convert your Outlook .pst emails into an open email format called MBOX, or MBX.

For converting email files to different formats, EmlViewer Pro by Encryptomatic LLC (also known as PstViewer Pro) is a helpful and affordable Windows software tool.  EmlViewer Pro can read in files such as Outlook .pst, .ost, .eml, and .msg, then output the emails to different target formats, including MBOX, CSV, HTML, PDF, image files like PNG, GIF, and more.

Today’s lesson is focused on showing you how to use EmlViewer Pro to convert Outlook .pst files directly to .mbox.  MBOX is an open format that is supported by most email clients (other than Outlook) including Mozilla Thunderbird.
The first step is to open EmlViewer Pro and choose your .pst file.  Each email in the Pst file will be displayed on a line in the mail list.
Next, click on EmlViewer Pro’s “Export” menu tab, then select “MBOX from the drop down list. The partial screen shot below shows the Export menu with MBOX selected.
Screen shot of PstViewer Pro Export menu with MBOX selected.
Export Menu in EmlViewer Pro software.
Next, select the emails you want to add to the MBOX file from EmlViewer Pro’s mail list. To select all emails, type CTRL-A.  Selected emails are highlighted in blue.  You can select all emails, a range of emails, or just certain emails.
To begin the export process, click the yellow “Export” button.
EmlViewer Pro will display a status window that shows the progress of your conversion.
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How to Convert E-Mail from EML to XML

MailDex logo.

XML files store data in the form of hierarchical elements. XML files can be read by computer and the information easily integrated into a computer application or database. If you’re reading this, you arrived here for a reason and we scarcely need to tell what an XML file is, so let’s get right into the “How.”

MailDex by Encryptomatic LLC is a Windows application that makes it easy to convert eml formatted emails into machine readable xml files. MailDex can convert a single email to XML, or even a folder with thousands of email messages.

The first step is to install the MailDex free trial, then create a “Project” to contain your .eml or other emails. You can have as many projects as necessary, and you can put as many emails into a project as you want. MailDex supports many different email file formats, including Outlook PST, OST, MSG, and also MBOX, EML, EMLX and MHTML files.

The next step, following the indexing of your emails, is to search to create a set of emails that you want to export to XML format. Exporting to XML is as easy as choosing “XML” from the “Export” tab drop down list.

Exporting EML emails to XML files.

Click the “Export” button and MailDex begins the process of converting emails into XML documents. Within minutes, you’ll have a folder containing your XML files, and you can do with them what you please.

For more information, visit the MailDex home page on the publisher’s website, and try it free for 15 days. You can also contact the Encryptomatic LLC support team with any questions you have.

MailDex is also available through the Microsoft Windows App Store.