The Only Tool to Import Gmail MBOX to Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013…
Import Gmail MBOX to Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013 That Has Won the Approval-Stamp of Email Migration Experts!
Outlook has all the features that a user needs for managing his emails and contacts. It also employs a PST file for data backup and archiving purposes. PST has its own benefits, like it supports large size of data to save. But there is one drawback to Outlook — it does not support any other file format than PST.
So, if you are trying to import data from other clients or files (Like Gmail MBOX), it’s going to give you a tough time.
This post discusses the best method for doing so easily and safely.
What is Gmail MBOX?
You can download all of your data from Google here in an MBOX file. You can select what data do you want to archive, and from which service, such as, Drive, Blogger, Google Photos, Emails, etc. There are more settings available, for instance, you can choose which blog posts you want to archive, or which photo folders, etc.
All of this archived in MBOX file. MBOX format is a common file format that many clients support. You can import this file in Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc. But unfortunately, you cannot do so with Windows Outlook.
Convert Gmail MBOX to Outlook 2016 / 2013 PST Problems
The solution here is to convert that MBOX file from Google to PST. As explained above, PST is the native file format for Windows Outlook.
This cannot be done manually or using any of the in-built feature of any other email client.
There is an approach that can be employed. You have to import the file first to Thunderbird or Apple Mail (because they support MBOX), sync the data to an email account, then add that account to Windows Outlook 2013 / Outlook 2016, and sync the data back from the servers to the client.
But it’s quite evident here that such an approach could have lots of issues. First, the time required to sync that data (two times) is just not practical. Secondly, if your database that you need to import is huge (MBOX file), the email service might not be able to store all that data. And thirdly, the accuracy in such migration techniques usually leave many data errors. The migration is always a bit off.
Third-party Converters for converting Gmail MBOX to Outlook 2013 / Outlook 2016 (PST)
At last, we come to the aid of third party file converters. And that in itself could be a drag for a basic user to search for. But today, we’ve a surprise for you. We tested from around dozens of different Gmail MBOX to PST converters, and ended up with an amazing tool that solves this mammoth task single-handedly.
It’s called ‘Mail Extractor Pro’ and is developed by USL Software. It solves the issues I stated above. The tool is easy to use, even for beginners. It doesn’t produce any artifacts in data, such as modification of folder hierarchy, broken strings of text, or such. It is also incredibly quick in extracting information, so much that it is tested to offer speed as quick as 1 GB per 10 minutes.
You can download the free trial version here. (http://www.mailextractorpro.com/)
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After the tool is done converting your Gmail MBOX file to Windows Outlook 2013 / Outlook 2016 compatible PST files, you can simply import them to the client. That’s it. No manual tasks involved, no fear of data loss. Simple and clean!