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Initial review gave way the top 10 choice defined in the list and after going through the advance functionalities, we decided on the top 5 list.
#1. SysTools MBOX to PST Converter
SysTools MBOX to Outlook Converter is an advanced tool that is designed for performance and efficiency. It is one of the best methods to convert MBOX to PST and at the same time preserve all email attributes.
Availability(OS): Windows / Mac
For Outlook: 2019, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2003
#2. BitRecover MBOX Export Tool
BitRecover MBOX to PST is yet another program that can export MBOX files in a quick manner.
For Outlook: 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, and 2000
#3. DataHelp MBOX to PST
DataHelp MBOX to PST is an easy to use program that provides quick conversion of MBOX files.
For Outlook: All Microsoft Outlook editions
#4. 4n6 MBOX to Outlook Converter
4n6 MBOX to PST converter is an advanced software that converts multiple MBOX files and makes them accessible in Outlook.
For Outlook: 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003
#5. Jagware MBOX to PST Converter
Jagware MBOX to PST Converter is a good software designed for easy and hassle-free MBOX conversion.
For Outlook: 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010
On the basis of rigorous testing of above-mentioned software’s we have found that, in order to achieve better users experience & solve user query pertaining to MBOX File, one of the best choice is SysTools MBOX to PST Converter. The comparison has been mentioned to illustrate some profound features of different software. This comparison may help user to easily choose the best option for conversion. After all data safety and originality is the primary concern for any user in email conversion scenarios. The reason behind SysTools MBOX to Outlook Converter turning out to be exceptional are as follows:
While working with SysTools software we have found that it can automatically detect the Email Client that you possess in your system. For instance, if you have Thunderbird installed on your system it can detect the default Thunderbird Location from your system & its associated MBOX File Location automatically. Hence, it can be beneficial for the users in terms of easy accessibility when we compare this software with all other above-mentioned software’s, which do not provide this feature within them.
While testing BitRecover and Jagware Software, we actually found it difficult to locate MBOX File of email Clients like Thunderbird. The reason behind is mail clients like Thunderbird store MBOX Files without Extension. These softwares only detect the file that has .mbox extension (e.g Inbox.mbox) or .mbx extension only and not the mbox file which do not have any extension ( mbox file with name “Inbox”)
When we tested the top MBOX to PST Converter by SysTools it could easily detect those unnamed file or orphan MBOX files, which is appreciable.
In addition, other than supporting MBOX files (with or without extension) and .mbx format, it also detects files with .mbs extension without any complications.
We have tested all the software on Mac as well as Windows environment since, MBOX is a file created by the email clients in Windows & also Mac. SysTools MBOX to PST Software wizard is also designed for MAC Users as (Systools MAC MBOX Transfer). It provides facility to open MBOX file directly on Mac OS and perform conversion without any trouble. This makes it very user-friendly & easily accessible on both Windows and Mac platform.
While we were using the top 5 MBOX to PST Converter, we acquired some of the mails that were deleted long back from Thunderbird profiles with SysTools application. This is really an outstanding feature. When you accidentally delete some of your emails, this recovery feature can actually recover those deleted messages. It has been tested to recover and export entire MBOX Files effectively.
All the above mentioned software have experimented to run in an environment where you do not require any email client to run the software. You can simply select the MBOX file and convert into PST without any client environment like Thunderbird or Outlook. Yes, SysTools software has the additional option to fetch data from Email clients directly, but it also incorporates a powerful MBOX file scanning mechanism. So external applications are not at all mandatory.
During the trial run for each software, Jagware & DataHelp facilitates very less feature in terms of conversion with option to convert MBOX file to PST only. The MBOX to PST converter wizard by SysTools provides features to convert MBOX to Outlook PST /EML/MSG/NSF file formats in Windows environment and also for Mac users, an especially designed interface exports MBOX into EML HTML & PDF, other than PST with Mac software version. But on the other hand, BitRecover facilitates a large number of conversion facility like RTF or HTML that are rarely used. But some of the major platforms like NSF used in IBM Notes were missing in them. SysTools MBOX Converter provide these major platforms in Full license version as well as Demo Version.
During the evaluation of each software mentioned above like Datahelp & Jagware do not provide facility to preview MBOX file with attachment & the header information within them during the conversion. We could not view what mails were being converted to PST File. This can be troublesome at times when you need to export only few mails. BitRecover and 4n6 Software can preview the files with complete header information. On the other hand, SysTools MBOX to PST Wizard also provides in detail header details & previews all the emails with separate attachment tab.
While performing a trial run with large sized & multiple MBOX file, some of the softwares failed to reach a particular standard due to the reason that it created single PST File. And while importing this large PST File in Outlook it got corrupted. The top MBOX Converter by SysTools had the unique feature to split those large PST into separate parts which were easily imported into Outlook along with BitRecover and 4n6 Software.
SysTools MBOX to PST converter has been tested with over 50GB of MBOX files and it has been found to easily convert all the files to different file formats efficiently. There was no complications involved during the entire process.
During conversion we used the File naming option in the software & it has been assessed that it helped to sort the files on the basis of Subject, Date or in other combination that helped to easily search files after conversion.
After certain quality evaluation, we were able to extract a report about the MBOX to Outlook conversion with help of the best which was a missing feature in all other softwares. It is very convenient to have a complete report for future conversion references.
According to our opinion after in-detail testing, all the software’s are within the same price range. But they offers minimal features when compared to the variety of attributes SysTools provides. Jagware may cost a little less, but it lags a lot of convenient features required during the conversion. So, judging from functionality to efficiency, the best software to convert MBOX to PST that you can choose is SysTools. It’s worthwhile to pay this small price to gain maximum results with minimum effort, that too with all the necessary features.