How to Extract Attachments from MBOX File

To extract attachments from an MBOX file, you can follow these steps:
  1. Open the MBOX file using an email client that supports MBOX files. Some examples of email clients that support MBOX files include Thunderbird, Apple Mail, and Microsoft Outlook.

  2. Once you have opened the MBOX file in your email client, locate the email that contains the attachment you want to extract.

  3. Right-click on the email and select "Save As" or "Save Attachments" from the context menu. This will allow you to save the attachment to your computer.

  4. If your email client does not have a built-in option to save attachments, you can also use an MBOX to EML converter tool. This tool can convert individual emails in the MBOX file to EML format, which can then be opened in an email client that supports EML files. Once you have opened the email containing the attachment in an EML-compatible email client, you can save the attachment using the method described in Step 3.

  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each attachment you want to extract from the MBOX file.

  6. Once you have extracted all the attachments you want, you can close the MBOX file in your email client or delete it from your computer.

Note: If the MBOX file is very large, it may take some time to open in your email client. You may also want to make a backup of the MBOX file before attempting to extract attachments, in case any errors or data loss occur during the process.

However, if you are looking for a hassle-free tool for extraction try Xtraxtor MBOX Attachment Extractor tool on your Windows OS system.

Some prominent Features of the MBOX Attachment Extractor Tool

  • Extract all attachments, including PDF, DOC, TIFF, XLS, and PPT files, from MBOX files.
  • To reduce file size, just remove attachments from MBOX files.
  • Bulk concurrent extraction of MBOX Attachments from several files.
  • supports MBOX files from applications such as Thunderbird, Entourage, Apple Mail, and Eudora.
  • There are two options in the Attachment Extractor toolbox to choose *.mbox files or folders.
  • Maintains Email Labels Consistently While Extraction MBOX File Attachments.

Topic revision: r1 - 19 Apr 2023, AloraEve
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