How to convert Gmail MBOX to Outlook 2019? Gmail exports the Mailbox in *.mbox formats and Outlook 2019 supports only PST file formats.
Gmail is an email service from Google. It can be accessed through Gmail’s own web-based interface or through dozens of other clients. that can access the web email’s servers and sync data using POP or IMAP protocols. It has the biggest user base, with over 1 billion active users.
It’s hard to pin out exactly what makes Gmail such a massively successful service. The probably answer is that everything. From the availability and speed of servers to the number of features, integration with other Google services, and to the fact that it is free.
One of its features is that you can download the entire data including emails and attachments and all the folders (sent, archive, etc.) to an MBOX file, the generic data storage file. In fact, you can download data from other Google services like Calendar, Contacts, Blogger, Google+, Chrome, Drive, Google Play, etc. to MBOX files as well.
It’s sometimes called Google Takeout feature (link: takeout.Google.com), and features like this is one reason among many why Gmail and Google are so widespread. Note that Google starts the data archiving process in the background and notices you via email once it’s done. The file originally is in *.rar format (compressed), inside which you will find the MBOX file that you want.
Today we are not talking just about Google but also about this conundrum of not being able to view a common and standard file in your Outlook 2019 client.
If you have MBOX file from Google that you want to import into Outlook 2019 client to access all the emails, you are out of luck. It’s not possible. Google MBOX or MBOX from any other sources cannot be read or detected by Outlook client because the client uses its own proprietary file called PST.
But the story doesn’t end there.
Convert Gmail MBOX to Outlook 2019
We have a solution for you. Outlook 2019 does not support MBOX file. You can get around this problem by converting the file to PST. This is easily doable by any of the professional third-party tools available online.
The one most would recommend is “Mail Extractor Pro” and for a good reason. It is one of the very few MBOX converter solutions that harbors the support for batch conversion of oversized files. The tool also support Unicode text conversion (from headers, email addresses, and email text), keeps the folders’ hierarchy intact, and much more.
At first, users don’t often notice the value of these features. They are noticed more acutely when they are absent from a tool. Any one of the missing could result in frustration, data integrity loss, and hosts of other challenges you wouldn’t want to face.
In short, Gmail MBOX to Outlook 2019 is not doable directly, but by converting the file to PST first, it becomes a straightforward and simple task. And there’s “Mail Extractor Pro” to make that happen for you.
How to Convert Gmail MBOX to Outlook 2019
- Launch “Mail Extractor Pro“.
- Click on “MBOX Files:Load” to load the MBOX file from Google into “Mail Extractor Pro”.
- Check the folders you want to convert and un-check the rest.
- Check other settings and set them as you want.
- Click “Convert”, and wait.
- Once finished, you will get the nice and clean PST files you can get into your Outlook 2019.
You can either buy the license of full version of the tool or first try it out through the free demo mode. Download the setup file and install it within less than a minute.