MBOX to EML files


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Romain Petges

Hi,

is there a freeware that allows me to generate EML files of the messages
stored in MBOX mailboxes (used by Opera, Mozilla) ?

Romain
 
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badgolferman

Romain said:
Hi,

is there a freeware that allows me to generate EML files of the
messages stored in MBOX mailboxes (used by Opera, Mozilla) ?

Romain
Are you able to File>>Save As...>>.eml file? In Outlook Express you can
do that.
 
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Christopher Jahn

And said:
Are you able to File>>Save As...>>.eml file? In Outlook
Express you can do that.
That becomes a lot of work, due to the non-standard format used
by Outlook. An Mbox file will hold many messages in one long
text file (which shows as individual messages in a mail client),
so if you're trying to convert from a good mail client to
Outlook Express, you've got your work cut out for you.
 
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Christopher Jahn

And said:
Are you able to File>>Save As...>>.eml file? In Outlook
Express you can do that.
That becomes a lot of work, due to the non-standard format used
by Outlook. An Mbox file will hold many messages in one long
text file (which shows as individual messages in a mail client),
so if you're trying to convert from a good mail client to
Outlook Express, you've got your work cut out for you.
 
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Spoon2001

U. Krebs said:
If you've got a Java-Engine 1.2 or higher installed (the one that
ships with the Internet Explorer will not work, it ist v. 1.18) , you
might want to try my freeware Mbox2eml, which does exactly that.

You can find it at:
http://people.freenet.de/ukrebs/

Direct download:
http://people.freenet.de/ukrebs/download/Mbox2eml_ENG.zip

Regards
Uli
Thanks Uli! I am looking forward to trying these programs. I have been
thinking that I'd like to store / backup my emails as individual EML files
(which is standard RFC xxx text). That way they'd be accessible through the
file system, and could be indexed by any indexing program. They could be
associated with any e-mail program that displays EML files (e.g. Outlook
Express). Seems like it might be a good idea to store emails as EMLs in ZIP
files (or using other standard compression) to save space. It would be nice
if different email programs would handle emails in the same storage format -
as the native format - so that we could work with the same emails with
different programs.
 
S

Spoon2001

U. Krebs said:
If you've got a Java-Engine 1.2 or higher installed (the one that
ships with the Internet Explorer will not work, it ist v. 1.18) , you
might want to try my freeware Mbox2eml, which does exactly that.

You can find it at:
http://people.freenet.de/ukrebs/

Direct download:
http://people.freenet.de/ukrebs/download/Mbox2eml_ENG.zip

Regards
Uli
Uli,

Looks like you've got this:

DBX -> MBOX
DBX -> EMLs
MBOX -> EMLs

How about:

EMLs -> DBX
EMLs -> MBOX
MBOX -> DBX

It would be nice to be able to store EMLs in a file system folder tree and
be able to get that same tree in Outlook Express (DBX) or an MBOX email
program.

keep up the good work!
 
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Romain Petges

U. Krebs said:
If you've got a Java-Engine 1.2 or higher installed (the one that ships
with the Internet Explorer will not work, it ist v. 1.18) , you might
want to try my freeware Mbox2eml, which does exactly that.
Exactly what I searched !

Many thanks for such a wonderful tool.

Romain
 
C

Christopher Jahn

And said:
Thanks Uli! I am looking forward to trying these programs.
I have been thinking that I'd like to store / backup my
emails as individual EML files (which is standard RFC xxx
text).
As is an .mbx file.
That way they'd be accessible through the file
system, and could be indexed by any indexing program. They
could be associated with any e-mail program that displays
EML files (e.g. Outlook Express). Seems like it might be a
good idea to store emails as EMLs in ZIP files (or using
other standard compression) to save space. It would be
nice if different email programs would handle emails in the
same storage format - as the native format - so that we
could work with the same emails with different programs.
Pretty much the only program that monkeywrenches this is
Outlook. All the others read and write to .mbx files just fine.

Even Netscape - you can add an .mbx extension and copy its
mailbox folders into virtually any mail client - EXCEPT for
Outlook/OE. And remove the .mbx to open in Netscape.
 
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U. Krebs

How about:
EMLs -> DBX
EMLs -> MBOX
MBOX -> DBX
Who ever wants to return to DBX ;-) ???
Ok, that direction is a little bit trickier, as it requires to parse the
mail headers, which is not required for DBX->MBOX conversion.
The conversion EMLs -> MBOX could be done, but right now I've got only
little time left for freeware programming. But I will remember this
request later this year.

Regards, Uli
 
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Alan

U. Krebs said:
Who ever wants to return to DBX ;-) ???
Ok, that direction is a little bit trickier, as it requires to parse
the mail headers, which is not required for DBX->MBOX conversion.
The conversion EMLs -> MBOX could be done, but right now I've got only
little time left for freeware programming. But I will remember this
request later this year.
Interesting points Uli. Having looked at reconstructing a .dbx from a
bunch of .eml files, I'd wholly concur with your description. We have
had requests from clients about archiving messages (from various
sources) to a readable CD - with a familiar file/folder structure. What
we've come up with so far is essentially some small code that can build
an HTML index (tree-like) of all the .eml files. With the appropriate
parsing of headers, it's possible to generate various styles of threaded
indexes on the fly (on CD or HD). The value in the approach is the
(hopefully) universal readability of the CD. All major browsers seem to
be able to display the contents of a .eml file, and of course, the HTML
index of "live" links to .eml files is readable by all browsers. Maybe
we could talk more by mail on this?
 
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Spoon2001

Interesting points Uli. Having looked at reconstructing a .dbx from a
bunch of .eml files, I'd wholly concur with your description. We have
had requests from clients about archiving messages (from various
sources) to a readable CD - with a familiar file/folder structure.
What we've come up with so far is essentially some small code that
can build an HTML index (tree-like) of all the .eml files. With the
appropriate parsing of headers, it's possible to generate various
styles of threaded indexes on the fly (on CD or HD). The value in the
approach is the (hopefully) universal readability of the CD. All
major browsers seem to be able to display the contents of a .eml
file, and of course, the HTML index of "live" links to .eml files is
readable by all browsers. Maybe we could talk more by mail on this?
Hi Alan,

Any chance we can get that code?

Just for an example, Yahoo has suddenly decided to delete all attachments
from its archived Group messages. But those of us who have received the
messages via e-mail could preserve the archives online, with attachments, if
we had such a program. I guess that if someone clicked a link to an EML
file, he'd be given the option of Opening or Saving ... another option I
suppose is to convert the EMLs to HTML as well. Whole other can of worms.
 
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Alan

Spoon2001 said:
Any chance we can get that code?

Just for an example, Yahoo has suddenly decided to delete all
attachments from its archived Group messages. But those of us who
have received the messages via e-mail could preserve the archives
online, with attachments, if we had such a program. I guess that if
someone clicked a link to an EML file, he'd be given the option of
Opening or Saving ... another option I suppose is to convert the EMLs
to HTML as well. Whole other can of worms.
Yes, attachments generally are a can of worms as far as this client
project went. The short of it is that, with the general method we tried
to provide, it was up to the client to strip/save the attachments by
whatever method might be available/ appropriate. As a bit of background,
this is something that was provided as a freebie to numerous clients as
a sort of "roll your own" solution to their differing post archiving
needs - and they are all ^&*(%$# different, wouldn't you know! The end
result is an html page of pseudo-threaded clickable links to posts (.eml
files) and most/all browsers will open these *as plain text*. Hence the
problem with attachments in the .EMLs.

If you or any of the others use OE, I could provide a solution to
separating attachments using free tools. You might still be able to link
these into the HTML index somehow though. If you have a valid e-mail
addy, we could continue it there, since I'd need to know more about what
you have and what you'd like to do with it. Our "solution" is not a
program though (although part of the example is a script) but more a
method to adapt to your own situation.
 
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Why so many complex steps to convert a .mbox to .eml.

You can use the tool from Spam link removed - fbs
I have extracted few of my .mbox files copied from ThunderBird using the above tool and it works flawlessly.

Try it out.
 
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MBOX Converter to Convert MBOX to EML Files

Hi Dear,

If you want to convert your MBOX files to EML then just go for this site it will really help you.......

Spam link removed - fbs

I used it and found it very useful in conversion of MBOX files to EML, PST, MSG and EMLX...

All the best

Maria...
 
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MBOX to EML Converter is a spectacular application to convert MBOX files into EML files. Convert MBOX to EML, MSG and PST Files also effectively with MBOX to EML Converter. It is a best ever Software used for MBOX to EML extractor. Option to give desirable name of EML File.
Tool can convert all .mbox extension files supported by any email-client like Thunderbird MBOX File, Applemail MBOX File, PocoMail MBOX File etc. :cheers:

You can get it from here:- mboxviewer.com/conversion/eml.html
 
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