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Convert MBOX to OST via C#

MBOX to OST C# conversion using .NET API without Outlook® or Thunderbird® dependencies.

How to Convert MBOX to OST Using C#

Aspose.Email for .NET provides a powerful solution for converting MBOX files to Outlook OST with efficiency and ease! With just a few lines of code, you can seamlessly migrate your email data from MBOX format to OST format, ensuring compatibility and accessibility across different email clients and platforms. By leveraging the powerful features of Aspose.Email for .NET, users can effortlessly implement MBOX to OST conversion in their applications gaining reliability, speed, and flexibility in the conversion process.

The API provides a comprehensive set of components to handle various email-related tasks, including creating, reading, and manipulating email messages, managing folders and attachments, filtering, search, and encryption, working with Microsoft Exchange Server, dealing with various email formats, and more.

With Aspose.Email developers can streamline email management, enhance data interoperability, ensure compliance with email standards, and empower their applications with advanced email processing capabilities.

Start utilizing the capabilities of the .NET API by performing one of the following actions:

  • Open NuGet package manager, search for Aspose.Email and install it on your device.

  • Use the following command from the Package Manager Console:

PM> Install-Package Aspose.Email

Steps to Convert MBOX to OST via C#

.NET programmers can easily load & convert MBOX files to OST in just a few lines of code.

  1. Create a MboxStorageReader for the given mbox file path.
  2. Open the ost file using PersonalStorage.
  3. Retrieve the Inbox folder in the OST file.
  4. Iterate through each message in the mbox and add them to the PST folder in the ost file.

System Requirements

Before running the .NET conversion code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, and PHP, VBScript, Delphi, C++ via COM Interop.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.Email for .NET DLL referenced in your project.
  • Include namespace in relevant class.

This sample code shows MBOX to OST C# Conversion

// Load mbox file
var mbox = MboxStorageReader.CreateReader(mboxFilePath, new MboxLoadOptions());

// Open an ost file
using (var ost = PersonalStorage.FromFile(ostFilePath))
    // Get an Inbox folder in the OST file
    var folderInfo = ost.GetPredefinedFolder(StandardIpmFolder.Inbox);

    // Iterate through mbox messages and add them to the PST folder
    foreach (var eml in mbox.EnumerateMessages())
        var msg = MapiMessage.FromMailMessage(eml);
  • Free App to Convert MBOX to OST

    Other Supported Conversions

    You can also convert MBOX into many other file formats including few listed below.

    MBOX TO EML (Outlook Email Messages)
    MBOX TO EMLX (Apple EMLX Format)
    MBOX TO HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    MBOX TO ICS (iCalendar)
    MBOX TO MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
    MBOX TO MSG (Outlook & Exchange Format)
    MBOX TO OFT (Outlook Email Templates)
    MBOX TO PST (Outlook Personal Storage Files)
    MBOX TO VCF (Virtual Card Format)