So, before I talk about how Gladwev Software, the leading company in email migration, has
simplified an otherwise too demanding and tiring process of converting MBOX to PST files, let’s talk
about a little about the background and what it is all about.
As you may know, every software application that deals with data (which is almost all of them) have
a particular database directory with files inside them that store the data the applications deal with.
Email clients like Outlook are not so different. It’s a client for Windows users that makes email
management easier and productive. Outlook uses few different files for storing data, called OST and
PST, which are basically a variant of the same file format. OST is short for Offline Storage Table and
PST is short for Personal Storage Table.
OST is an internal functional file for Outlook with different set of functions with that of PST. And for
this post, we are not going to be concerned with OST format as it is of less use in any migration or
backup operations. PST is a personal file for storing, backing up, migrating, archiving, and such tasks
that a user wants to do with the data. So, you can archive your emails from the servers into a local
PST file to free up space or just have an archived file of your emails to restore them back in future
anytime you want.
The trouble with Outlook is that it doesn’t let users import data in any other file format. PST is an
open-source but proprietary file format from Microsoft and the free specifications and free
irrevocable technology licensing are provided by Microsoft. You cannot directly Import MBOX to PST (or any
other file format for that matter into Windows Outlook).
This obviously makes it problematic for users to view or import email databases that are not in PST
format. Like MBOX.
MBOX, on the other hand, is a standard or generic file format applicable in many situations and
compatible with many programs. Even Google allows users to download the data from various
services like Blogger or Gmail or Google contact into an MBOX file. But A Windows Outlook may find
themselves stuck with that file as they cannot get it to import into an Outlook client.
Lucky for you, there is a solution.
As you may have guessed, the solution is to convert your MBOX file to PST. And to do that, you are
going to need an application from other third-parties or sources because sadly neither Microsoft nor
any other company providers built-in support for such email file conversion.
And that makes this task confusing to say the least.
If you do a quick Google search with Import MBOX to Outlook conversion tool, you may find various third-party
applications. And that may be misleading, as most of those tools are not built for clean and quick
conversion as the user may require. They are often missing many necessary feature or proper
conversion framework to take care of all the nuances and subtleties of an email file.
Take a look at your emails in Outlook and you will quickly find a ton of minute but significant pieces
of information. And not just emails, but anything that can be attached to them. Take for example:
the folders and their arrangement within the primary mailbox directory. Or the attachments, or
metadata and headers, or images, or any such item. A tool built without a correct and advanced set
of conversion algorithms would fail to detect them and thus give rise to what’s called data integrity
The only reason to avoid this data integrity loss is to use a tool that’s built carefully by professionals.
And there’s no better side to pick than that of Gladwev Software.
Gladwev Software has been in the industry for quite some time now. Most of the software line
products have made their way into large corporations and have migrated/converted millions of
emails successfully across different programs and formats. This time Gladwev Software has again
come forward with the utility for Windows users called “Mail Passport Pro.” And it is all you need to
convert MBOX to PST with a professional-level precision.
But here’s where it gets more interesting: not only is it for professionals and IT experts, the tool is
perfectly fitting for a home user looking to convert only a small MBOX file with just a few number of
folders in them. The interface of “Mail Passport Pro’ is such that it smartly contains all of its
sophisticated functions that an advanced user might need, but at the same time also makes it natural
for a non-expert to convert files without getting overwhelmed or mystified by everything.
The minimalist based UI makes it a flawless job to convert MBOX to PST. IN literally no more than
10 clicks of your mouse, you can end up with a safe and thorough data conversion from MBOX to
What’s left for you to do then would just be to import PST into Outlook.
It doesn’t get simpler than that.
There are also multiple options and controls to modify the output files as you see fit. Like, you can
manually uncheck any folder that you do not find necessary to convert into PST. You can split large
PST files into smaller files, and so on.
So, if you are troubled by the daunting process of converting MBOX to PST, try “Mail Passport Pro”
right now. The around the clock support of Gladwev Software also adds another dimension to the
whole usability and professional nature of the tool and gives the assistance wherever required at any
time of the day.
There are several licenses to active the tool’s full version, depending on where you want to use the
tool and on how many computers. But there’s also a free trial version that could give you the chance
to evaluate everything up close and personally, so you are fully confident before you activate the full
You can download the setup file here and install it like any other software application for Windows.
Just launch and it will automatically run on the default trial mode.