Google MBOX file into Outlook – A Clever Solution that Appeals to both High-end and Basic Users!
Google MBOX file into Outlook
Google lets you download the data from its services such as calendar, Gmail, Blogger, etc. into a archived local file that you can keep as a backup. The emails from Gmail are stored in MBOX file along with the original folder structure, available to download in a compressed file.
The chances are that you already have downloaded that file and now you are looking for ways to open it with or import it in Outlook.
Get the Google Takeout Data
If you haven’t, you can open the link “takeout.google.com” .
- choose Gmail from list of Google services (it is listed as ‘Mail’),
- choose the Gmail ‘labels’ and folders you wish to download/archive,
- click ‘Next,’ choose the delivery method (download link via email or automatically add to services like Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.),
- choose “Once” to archive all selected only once (You can set it to export automatically after specific regular intervals)
- Choose the compressed file format you want (either .zip or .tgz)
- Choose the maximum size for the archived file after which Google will split them (maximum size allowed is 50GB)
- Click “Create Export” and wait for Google to archived your selected data into a downloadable MBOX file
Now that we have the MBOX file from Google file, let’s move on to the main and important question we are concerned with.
MBOX (*.mbox file) & PST (*.pst file)
MBOX is a pretty standard file for storing email information and you can use it with many software and clients, except Outlook Mac and Windows. Unfortunately, Microsoft uses the proprietary and open-source format called PST for data import for Windows Outlook natively, but PST can also work with Mac Outlook. This creates a situation complicated enough for many users that they become clueless.
Since, it is technically not possible to open or import Google MBOX file into Outlook (or MBOX file from any source), the only way forward is to convert it to PST using third-party tools,
Tool to Convert Google MBOX file
You can do so with the help of ‘Mail Extractor Pro’, which is an application for Mac OS operating systems to convert Apple Mail, Thunderbird, and MBOX files into PST format. This tool makes such migration simple and quick for everyone, not counting the skills or experience in the context of email migration.
You do not need to know anything in technical terms about what file conversion means and how it works; the tool does everything from you. By following its simple wizard, which is graphically-oriented, as opposed to command-line interface. There are no tricky steps required, nor are there any complicated inputs. All you need to do is select the Google MBOX file, and that is much pretty it. The optional settings (like splitting PST files, manually removing any unnecessary folder, and more) add control to the process and allows users to customized the result according to their needs, but does not complicated the process unnecessarily.
By simply converting Google MBOX to PST using ‘Mail Extractor Pro’ followed by the last step of importing PST back to Outlook, you will have finished an otherwise tricky job in merely a few minutes without any fuss.
Try it to import Google MBOX file into Outlook
The internet is filled with many convoluted, time-consuming, and unsafe conversion methods that claim to get your data from Google MBOX file into Outlook. They rarely work. And now with ‘Mail Extractor Pro’, you do not need to look that way. Download the free trial and find out directly how simple and straightforward it can be.
Get it today, if you want to open or import Google MBOX file into Outlook for Mac or Windows.