Files with mbox extension can be found as saved email mailboxes, mainly from programs on Linux or Unix platform as well as OS X (macOS).

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MBOX file extension - Mail mailbox

What is mbox file? How to open mbox files?

File type specification:

Email related data file type icon Email related data file type

File extension mbox is related to e-mail mailbox containers used typical on Unix platform.

A .mbox file contains saved e-mail messages. This format was largely replaced by new ones, for example with emxl on Mac platform.

If this file is exported mailbox file from Apple Mail. You can import mailbox files using Apple Mail, the default e-mail client included in Mac OS X (macOS).

Location of *.mbox files:


The default software associated to open mbox file:

Apple Mail icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple Mail  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Mail is e-mail client distributed with Apple Mac OS X operating system. Apple Mail supports POP3, SMTP, IMAP mail protocols as well as Microsoft Exchange.

Help how to open:

These files can be imported for example to Apple Mail and other email client.

How to convert:

MBOX mailboxes can be typically converted to similar file types for other programs like Outlook.

Find conversions from mbox file:

mbox to olm

mbox to pst

Find converter to mbox file type:

dbx to mbox

edb to mbox

emlx to mbox

pst to mbox

List of software applications associated to the .mbox file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open mbox file, edit mbox file, convert mbox file, view mbox file, play mbox file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting mbox files.

mbox file viewer - programs that view mbox file - Mail mailbox

Programs supporting the exension mbox on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about MBOX Viewer for view mbox file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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