I have been using the Thunderbird email client for the past few years. Now, I need to use Microsoft Outlook for Windows due to my professional requirements. For this, I also need to move my Thunderbird data to Microsoft Outlook.
This led me to search for methods to migrate my Thunderbird mailbox data to Outlook. However, all the available methods required me to convert Thunderbird MBOX file to PST format, since Outlook supports PST file.
I checked some manual methods to transfer Thunderbird data to Outlook, but they all looked complex, time-consuming, and required technical proficiency. Then, someone suggested to use a specialized MBOX to PST converter to convert the MBOX file into PST format. After a lot of consideration and comparison, I decided to use Stellar Converter for MBOX – a powerful MBOX to PST conversion software. In this post, I will share my experience of using this software and also shed light on the product’s efficacy, compatibility, and functionality.
Stellar Converter for MBOX – An Overview
Stellar Converter for MBOX is designed to convert MBOX files into PST and various other formats. It offers various advanced features, including batch conversion, multiple file saving options, preview of the converted file, and more to help the users seamlessly and quickly convert MBOX files into PST files. The software is compatible with all the popular MBOX-based email clients, including Thunderbird, Google Takeout, Spicebird, Entourage, Apple Mail, Pocomail, Eudora, SeaMonkey, Mulberry, Claws Mail, Netscape, Opera Mail, Mozilla Mail, and others. The software is incredibly easy to work on as its interface is user-friendly, with easy to navigate options.
Process of Converting MBOX Files to PST Files using the Software
First, I downloaded the Stellar MBOX to PST Converter software on my Windows system. For this, I visited the official website of the company and then downloaded the software’s exe file. Then, I clicked the exe file and installed the software by following some simple onscreen instructions. The entire process was simple and straightforward. However, I want to mention that there are some minimum system requirements that need to be met for installing and using the software to avoid any operational issues. These are:
Processor: Intel compatible (x64-based processor)
Memory: 4 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)
Hard Disk: 250 MB for installation files
Operating System: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, or 7 (64-bit only)
After installing the software, I launched it to convert my MBOX file into PST format. The first thing I noticed is that the software has a clean ‘Interface’, which is incredibly easy to follow. Below, I am mentioning the step-by-step process, by following which I completed my MBOX to PST conversion.
Step 1: When I launched the software, a dialog box ‘Select MBOX’ appeared on the interface window. Here, I had to select the email client and the path to the MBOX file.
Step 2: I clicked on the ‘Select Mail Client’ option and a dropdown list appeared with the names of MBOX email clients supported by the software. I chose Thunderbird. Then, I clicked Select File to select my MBOX file to convert and then clicked the ‘Convert’ button.
Step 3: The software started scanning the MBOX file I selected for conversion. As soon as the process was complete, a message ‘Scanning Completed Successfully’ appeared. I clicked ‘OK’ to close the message window.
Step 4: It showed an enhanced preview of all the MBOX file data in a three pane window. I randomly checked and previewed the contents of my file.
Step 5: After verifying the contents, I chose the mail items I wanted to save to PST and then clicked Save Converted File.
Step 6: From the dialog box that appeared, I selected the Save as PST option and clicked ‘Save’.
Step 7: Once the file format is selected, it asked me to select the location to save the converted file. After selecting the location to save the converted PST file, I clicked ‘Save’. It look a few minutes for the process to complete.
Step 8: When the process was successfully completed, a dialog box appeared with a message ‘Selected items converted and saved successfully’.
The process of converting Thunderbird MBOX file into PST using Stellar Converter for MBOX went seamlessly and smoothly.
I can say it is one of the most interesting software I have ever worked on. It is the ease with which the tool carried out the process successfully, makes it likeable and viable for MBOX to PST conversion.
I also want to point out that the software is capable of directly exporting the MBOX file items to a configured Outlook profile. In that case, just select ‘Export to Existing Outlook Profile’ and it will save the converted MBOX file directly to the selected MS Outlook profile. In addition, it also allows to save MBOX file data in other formats, such as EML, MSG, etc.
Pricing and Subscription
Stellar Converter for MBOX is available for free download. The free trial version doesn’t help much, as it does not allow to save the converted MBOX file. However, it is good to get a hang of the software.
Apart from this, the software is available in two different editions – Corporate and Technician. Corporate can benefit individual users and costs $39. The Technician edition comes with multiple added features and costs $99. It is easy to convert MBOX to Office 365 database with Technician editions.
Pros and Cons of the Software
The software works well for users who want to convert MBOX files into PST files quickly and easily. However, there are some downsides too. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons of the software:
- With multiple file saving options, it offers the users flexibility and choice to save their converted MBOX files to any of the desired file format.
- With Batch Conversion, users can choose multiple MBOX files to convert in a single process.
- With enhanced preview option, users can verify the contents of converted MBOX file, before saving them to PST or any other format.
- A little bit costly
- Free version should have more features
Stellar Converter for MBOX is an amazing tool for users like me who are technically naive. It is thoroughly designed, considering the needs of individual users as well as businesses and enterprises. It is an advanced tool that converts MBOX files to PST files effortlessly and quickly without any hassles. One of the most effective and likeable features of the software is that it allows to verify the MBOX mail contents before saving. There are additional features that come with the software, including selective conversion, batch conversion, etc., that make it a worthy software.