Supported Outlook Versions: 2019 / 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003
For OS: Windows / MAC / Linux
PST and MBOX are two different file formats that are used by email clients to store their email database. Unfortunately, there is no direct way to convert Outlook PST file to MBOX format except third-party tools. However, by using some manual tricks, we can easily convert PST to MBOX file type. It is quite an easy and safe method. But, you need to put some effort and time to perform PST to MBOX conversion. By converting PST to MBOX file type, you can easily access PST emails in any MBOX supported email platform. In this section, you can check each and every step with images to export Outlook emails to MBOX file type.
To import PST emails to the Gmail account , we need a configured Gmail account with IMAP settings. IMAP is important as it allows to sync local data to the server. So, configure a Gmail account with Outlook using IMAP settings. After that, create a new folder in the Outlook IMAP account and drag all the PST emails into the newly created folder. Now, you can check this folder in the Gmail account and all the imported PST emails.
Google Takeout is a free option provided by Google to export all the Google products including Mail, Contacts, Calendar, etc. As we need to export Gmail emails in MBOX format, so we can use this facility as it provides option to export Gmail emails in the MBOX file type. By using some simple steps, we can easily export emails from the Gmail account.
That is the manual process by which we can easily convert PST file emails to the MBOX file type. The process is quite simple, and we don't need to pay a single penny to perform the PST to MBOX conversion . So, we suggest this way to export Outlook emails to the MBOX file format. You can easily import the resultant MBOX file into any MBOX supported platform such as Thunderbird, Eudora Mail, Netscape, Apple Mail, etc. If you have any doubt or questions about the process, then feel free to ask.