When I was looking to convert MBOX files to PST format, I found various MBOX to PST converter tools on the internet. While looking at the features offered and ease-of-use, I came across Stellar Converter for MBOX software. This software supports the conversion of 17 MBOX email clients, like Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Mozilla Mail, Entourage, Netscape, SeaMonkey, OperaMail, Spicebird, Mozilla Mail, etc., into Outlook PST data file. So, I decided to download the demo version of the software to analyze its functionality. Here’s a review, as a user, of this efficient MBOX to PST converter tool.
Let’s start with some key features that the software offers:
- Converts and Saves MBOX File Data into New or Existing PST: This MBOX converter tool helps convert an MBOX file into a PST file. The converted file items can be saved into a newly created PST file or appended to an existing PST.
- Multiple File Saving Options: Besides saving the converted file in PST, the software allows saving the file in EML and MSG file formats.
- Batch Convert Multiple MBOX Files: With Stellar Converter for MBOX software, you can choose to convert a single MBOX file as well as multiple MBOX files. The software helps batch convert multiple MBOX files in a single process.
- Previews Convertible Mail Items: The software provides a preview of all the MBOX file items to be converted, before saving them into a PST or other format. This helps verify the data integrity.
- Free Trial Available: The free demo version of the software helps convert and save emails (without attachments, To, CC, and BCC) from an MBOX file into a PST file.
Now let’s test how the software works.
How the Stellar Converter for MBOX Works?
Before running the software, following minimal requirements need to be met:
- Processor: Pentium class
- Operating system: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, and Window Server 2008, 2003
- Memory: 2 GB minimum recommended
- Hard disk: 250 MB of free space
- Microsoft Outlook: 2019 and lower
After ensuring that my system meets the above requirements, I downloaded and installed the Stellar Converter for MBOX software. The software’s main interface opens a Select MBOX File window with an option to browse the MBOX file from the location where it is stored. It also provides an option to search for an MBOX file whose location is not known by using the Find File option.
To start the process, I selected Thunderbird email client for conversion.
As I was aware of the MBOX file location, I simply browsed to the location of the Thunderbird MBOX file by clicking the Select File button. Then I clicked on the Convert button to initiate the conversion process.
After successful conversion of the MBOX file, a preview of the mailbox data is displayed in a three-pane window: left pane displays selected MBOX filename under root node, middle pane shows list of converted mails within that file, and right pane displays content of selected email.
As already mentioned, Stellar Converter for MBOX allows saving the converted mailbox data in a new or existing PST, EML, or MSG file format. I selected new PST to save the converted data and then clicked Next to proceed.
After choosing the file saving option, a Choose Destination dialog box opened. I clicked browse and selected the desired location for saving the PST file.
On clicking the Save button, a ‘Selected items converted and saved successfully‘ message appeared containing an ‘Open Containing Folder’ link. Clicking on the link took me to the location where the PST file is saved.
Stellar Converter for MBOX does exactly as it claims: converts an MBOX file into a PST file format with precision, maintaining data integrity. The USP of the software is its user interface that can be easily operated by any user to perform the conversion, without any technical support or monitoring. Also, the software offers advanced features such as support for the latest Outlook 2019 version, batch conversion, multiple file saving options, etc.
Stellar Converter for MBOX Rating (on a scale of 1 – 5): 4.5/5
|Download & Installation||5||Downloading and installing the software takes only a few minutes.|
|Ease-of-use||5||Easy-to-use and intuitive UI|
|Features & Functionality||4.5||The MBOX to PST Converter from Stellar® helps convert MBOX file into a PST file with a few clicks. It also allows saving the converted file into EML or MSG file format.|
|Technical Support||5||The support team readily responded to my queries regarding Thunderbird MBOX file to PST conversion. Also, software user guide provided a comprehensive overview of the software features and working.|
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