MBOX is a file format which is supported by Thunderbird, Apple Mail, and Mozilla email clients to store email files in a Windows based Operating System.
PST (Personal Storage Table) is the file format supported by Microsoft Outlook to store the email files. Most versions of Microsoft Office include the Outlook application which can also be used for email communication. It is also available as a standalone purchase for desktops.
Thunderbird is the open source "free" application that is also supported in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Many users find Microsoft Outlook to be more interactive and secure when compared to other email clients. Outlook comes with regular updates (both free and paid) as well as a wide range of useful add-ons.
These are prime reasons why many users are more inclined to switch to using Outlook for their email needs. There is no doubt many more reasons to switch from Apple Mail over to Outlook, but below I will share some of the more common reasons for migrating from an Apple Mail "MBOX" format, over to Outlook "PST" format.
Main Reasons to Export Apple Mail to Outlook (Thunderbird to Outlook)
How to Export Mac mail into Microsoft Outlook?
If you choose to opt for a manual conversion method, Migrating Apple Mail files into Outlook requires a two-step process. Both processes include some steps which will be covered here. These steps help you to migrate your email files from Thunderbird or Apple Mail which run on Windows to Microsoft Outlook, which is the inbuilt email application released by Microsoft. Basically, these steps work on Windows.
-- Export Mac Mailbox (Thunderbird mailbox)
--Import Mac Mailbox into Outlook's proprietary PST format (Thunderbird files into Outlook files)
If you think that this is not easy for you as you are not technically strong then you can go for any third-party tool available online such as "Stellar MBOX to PST", "Systools MBOX to PST" or "SysInfo Tools MBOX to PST". But as a tester to these steps, I can give the full assurance that you can easily export your mac mail files in Outlook without harming the original content.
I hope this piece of knowledge will help you to some extent!
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