How to Export & Import MBOX in Apple Mail?

Max Wright | July 15th, 2022 | Apple Mail

Apple Mail supports .mbox file extension to import or export mailbox folder, which includes Inbox, Sent, Drafts, and Trash etc. You can view mailbox for each local account on the sidebar. If you are unable to see sidebar, choose View and then click on Show Mailbox List or simply click on Mailboxes in the Favorites Bar.

How do I import mbox to Apple Mail? Open Mail Mail/Apple Mail on your system. Navigate to File>Import Mailboxes. This option will lead you to import .mbox into Apple Mail client. The same has been discussed in detail below.

Steps to Import MBOX in Apple Mail

If you want to import MBOX in Apple mail then you have to follow these simple steps.

  1. Click File menu and then select Import Mailboxes.
  2. Select relevant source in the list, then click on continue
    • Select Apple mail, if you are importing mailbox from another Mac mail from folder ~/Library/Mail/V5
    • Select “Files in MBOX format” if you are importing mailbox from MBOX file.
  3. Now you can reorganize Imported emails if you want.

After the completion of import, you can drag the complete folder or email messages from import mailbox to new or existing mailboxes.

Steps to Export Mailbox from Apple Mail

You can export Apple Mail to MBOX file using these simple steps.

  1. Select mailbox that you want to export >> Mailbox and then click on Export Mailbox.
  2. Select the folder or create a new folder and then click choose.

export mbox from apple mail

Apple Mail instantly creates the mailbox as .mbox file extension.

Export Apple MBOX in 20+ File Formats

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  • Direct way to export Apple Mail to Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo Mail and any other cloud server.
  • It export Apple Mail to Outlook PST, MSG, EML, MBOX, EMLX, CSV, DOC, PDF and many other formats.
  • It also preserves folder hierarchy and meta properties of Apple Mail emails.
  • Supports MBOX files from 20+ email clients like Thunderbird, Eudora, SeaMonkey, Apple Mac Mail, Google Takeout, etc.
  • Provides a batch export option to convert multiple MBOX files at once.
  • It also enables export feature by selecting destination file folder in seconds.

Final Words:

In the above blog, we have explained the ways to import/export mailboxes in Apple Mail application. So, go with these manual solutions and accomplish this task. Hope, this article will help you.