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MBOX File Extension

MBOX file extension is created by Developer, also known as Email Mailbox File. MBOX has been classified as Text Files. You can open and render the contents of this file in a Text Editor. You can open MBOX files in Mozilla Thunderbird program.

Email Mailbox File Type

Email Mailbox File Type
Extension .mbox
Developer Not Available
Popularity 5.0 (6080 Votes)
Mime Type application/mbox
Default Program Mozilla Thunderbird
Category Text Files
Format Text
Updated 7/1/2024

What is a MBOX File Type?

Apple Mail's version 1.x used MBOX files and stored them in the directory / User / Library / Mailbox / Mailbox. Mail 2.0 and later versions, however, use the .EMLX format, which separates messages into individual files so that they can be searched by Spotlight.

Opera Mail also stored messages in MBOX format, which was shut down in 2016.

What is a Default MBOX File Name?

INBOX.mbox - The name given to the first Inbox mail folder in Apple Mail, the default mail program for Mac OS X.

Free online MBOX Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .MBOX (Email Mailbox File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to MBOX, merge, split and compare the MBOX files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

MBOX Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Email Mailbox File .MBOX File Extensions while opening the .MBOX files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open MBOX Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Email Mailbox File on your system such as Mozilla Thunderbird.
  2. Associate default Mozilla Mozilla Thunderbird program for *.mbox (Email Mailbox File) files.

    Associate MBOX Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.MBOX (e.g example.mbox) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Mozilla Mozilla Thunderbird program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .mbox files.

    Associate MBOX Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.MBOX (e.g example.mbox) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Mozilla Mozilla Thunderbird program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Mozilla Thunderbird extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for MBOX File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the MBOX files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open MBOX File on Windows

Software License Developer
CyberLink MediaShow 6 image. CyberLink MediaShow 6 000 for Windows Free Trial CyberLink MediaShow 6
Microsoft Outlook image. Microsoft Outlook 365 for Windows Commercial Microsoft
Mozilla Thunderbird image. Mozilla Thunderbird 24 for Windows Freeware Mozilla

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MBOX File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Apple Mail image. Apple Mail 8 for MacOs Bundled Apple
Microsoft Outlook image. Microsoft Outlook 365 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Mozilla Thunderbird image. Mozilla Thunderbird 24 for MacOs Freeware Mozilla

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MBOX file on Linux

Software License Developer
Mozilla Thunderbird image. Mozilla Thunderbird 24 for Linux Freeware Mozilla

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MBOX file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MBOX file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MBOX file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

MBOX file extension icon image.About MBOX - Email Mailbox File

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Updated 7/1/2024

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