What is MBOX File Extension?

Overview

It is a plain text file holding email messages as 7-bit ASCII text. It also holds attachments but in an encoded format. It is widely used to organize messages in a single text file. The starting message body holds "From" and at the bottom, it is blank.

  • mboxo is a prime format using the constant string instead of email address.
  • mboxrd is one of the variations of MBOX,
  • mboxcl is the mailbox format used by Unix 'system V' mailboxes.

Category

It belongs to the database file category.

Supportive Apps

A number of email clients support MBOX. According to a reliable source. It supports more than 20 desktop based email clients.

Thunderbird

Entourage

Eudora

Mulbery

SeaMonkey

Evolution

Apple Mail

Spicebird and much more

MIME Type

text/x-mailbox

Location

The location of email client is depended on the type of email client you are operating it.

Evolution Mail: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\.evolution\mail'

SeaMonkey: C:\Documents and settings\Administrator\ApplicationData\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Profiles\nz8lvw59.default\Mail.

Netscape: C:\Documents and settings\Administrator\ApplicationData\Mozilla\Profiles\default\2yv6fh2e.slt\Mail.

Apple Mail: /User/Library/Mail/[account]/INBOX.mbox/Messages/

Thebat: C:\Users\\App Data\Roaming\The Bat\Mail\profile folder

PocoMail: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\PocoMail\Mail.

Mozilla Thunderbird: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\

Entourage 2008: C/Users/user_name/Documents/Microsoft User Data/Office 2008 Identities/Main Identity

Mulberry: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Cyrusoft\Mulberry\Mailboxes

How to open or view MBOX File Extension

The MBOX is a Mail Box file using by various open source programs, Hence, the file extension is accessed by all apps, it is operating on.

 There are some free and paid third-party apps that also support the file extension.

Conversion from MBOX

Conversions to MBOX