What is a .MBOX File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .mbox extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .mbox file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .MBOX file?

The file extension .MBOX stands for Email Mailbox File. The format of this file is text, and it is a text related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .mbox file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .MBOX file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .MBOX file on various operating systems.

How to open a .MBOX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mbox file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Aryson MBOX to PST Converter software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Mozilla Thunderbird, CoolUtils Total Thunderbird Converter, Kernel MBOX Viewer and Aryson MBOX to PST Converter.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MBOX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Aryson MBOX to PST Converter software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MBOX file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mbox file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Mozilla Thunderbird software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook 365 and Mozilla Thunderbird.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .MBOX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Mozilla Thunderbird software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .MBOX file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mbox file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GNOME Evolution software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Mozilla Thunderbird and GNOME Evolution.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MBOX file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GNOME Evolution software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MBOX file?

If you cannot open the .MBOX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .MBOX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .mbp – Mobipocket, .mbp – CyberLink, .mbr – Master Boot Record File, .mbr – Microsoft, .mbs – Opera Software. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MBOX file with the Aryson MBOX to PST Converter, Mozilla Thunderbird, CoolUtils Total Thunderbird Converter, Kernel MBOX Viewer programs on Windows, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook 365 programs on Mac and GNOME Evolution, Mozilla Thunderbird software on Linux.