How to Transfer Postbox to Outlook file

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How to transfer emails from Postbox to Outlook file format?

Do you want a solution to export emails from Postbox to Outlook? No problem, you will get an easy solution in this article to export Postbox emails to Outlook PST file format.

About Postbox - Postbox is a desktop email client available for Mac and Windows. It offers several features and especially a successful client on Mac OS.

Then, why export Postbox to MS Outlook?

MS Outlook has established with advanced security features and is the most widely used desktop email client. Moreover, it has s simplified interface. Postbox stores emails and attachments in MBOX format whereas Outlook has all data storage in a single PST file.

Microsoft Outlook is a part of Office Suite so users don’t need to purchase it separately. Also, due to the versatile nature of Outlook and its performance, users are willing to move to Outlook from Postbox email client.

How to transfer Postbox to Outlook PST file format?

If you want to export Postbox emails to Outlook PST, then there is no manual method for this conversion. Don’t worry, you can convert the data by using an automated application. To perform the conversion of Postbox files to PST file format, users need to follow the steps –

  • Locate Postbox files
  • Convert Postbox files to PST

Locate Postbox files

Know the default location of Postbox files on Mac and Windows –

Postbox 5 and earlier editions:

  • For Mac: your home folder/Library/Application Support/Postbox
  • For Windows: Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Postbox

Postbox 6 and Above Versions:

  • For Mac: your home folder/Library/Application Support/PostboxApp
  • For Windows: Users\username\AppData\Roaming\PostboxApp

There are three types of file format –

  • .sbd– Database file
  • .msf– Index file
  • No extension(for example - Inbox, Outbox, drafts, etc.) actual MBOX file

Or, Users can also extract MBOX files from Postbox by following these steps –

  • Open Postbox mailclient
  • Go to Toolsmenu and select Optionsbutton
  • Now, choose Accountsoption and select local folders. Copy the folder locationfrom the local directory.
  • Paste the copied locationto search browser of your system.
  • Rename these fileswhich are without file extension with .mbox extension.

Transfer emails from Postbox to MS Outlook

After locating the actual Postbox MBOX files, then convert emails from Postbox to PST file format.

Step 1.Download and run Softaken MBOX to PST Converteron your Windows platform.

Step 2.Choose File or Folder modeand add Postbox MBOX fileson the software panel.

Step 3.You will find a preview of added Postbox files.

Step 4.Select single PST or multiple PSTunder conversion options.

Step 5.Mention an output location using the Browsebutton.

Step 6.Place the mouse cursor to Convert Nowbutton to start the process of conversion.

After that, import the PST to any MS Outlook version like 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, etc.


The entire conversion process with the software is entirely risk-free. By maintaining metadata properties and attachments, Postbox files to Outlook PST conversion is performed by the application. You can try the free trial version of the software and export 10 emails per folder of Postbox to Outlook PST.