.MBOX File Extension

Mailbox File

To import an MBOX file into Mozilla Thunderbird, you must first install the ImportExportTools NG add-on. The messages your MBOX file contains will appear in the Local Folders inbox. We will discuss ...

General Information

Title MBOX File Extension
Extension .mbox
Full Form Mailbox File
File Type Email Mailbox File
Developer Multiple Email Clients
MIME Type application/mbox

File Function

Primary Function Email storage
Additional Functions Archive emails
Features Concatenated emails, Text-based

File Characteristics

Quality Plain text
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable With text editor

Use Cases

Email Backup Yes
Data Migration Yes
Forensic Analysis Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Email spoofing, Malware
Best Practices Regular backup, Use encryption

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Varies by client
Latest Version Client-dependent

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .eml, .msg, .pst, .ost

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Mozilla Thunderbird Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Apple Mail Free Mac
Microsoft Outlook Paid Windows, Mac