Aspose.Email  for .NET

Extract MBOX Metadata via .NET

Build your own .NET apps to add, edit, remove or extract metadata from MBOX files using server-side APIs.

How to Extract MBOX Metadata Using C#

In order to extract MBOX metadata, we’ll use

Aspose.Email for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document metadata API for C# platform. Open


package manager, search for Aspose.Email and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Email

Steps to Extract Metadata of MBOX via C#

Get the type of the message while using GetProperties which in turn allows getting all metadata information via a simple loop.

  • Load the MBOX file via an object of MapiMessage
  • Get message type to access all properties
  • Loop through each property to access its value

System Requirements

Aspose.Email for .NET is supported on all major operating systems. Just make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, and Xamarin Platforms.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Aspose.Email for .NET referenced in your project.

Extract Metadata of MBOX - C#

// load the message in with MapiMessage.Load
var mail = Aspose.Email.Mapi.MapiMessage.Load("template.mbox", new Aspose.Email.MboxLoadOptions());
Type type = mail.GetType();
// iterate over all properties to display the values
foreach (var prop in type.GetProperties())
    Console.WriteLine("Name: " + prop.Name + " Value: " + prop.GetValue(mail).ToString());
  • About Aspose.Email for .NET API

    Aspose.Email is a Microsoft Outlook and Thunderbird formats parsing solution. One can easily create, manipulate, convert email and storage formats such as MSG, EMLX, EML and MHT. Handling of email attachments, customization of message headers and implementation of different network protocols like POP3, IMAP & SMTP to send & receive emails is much easier. Its a standalone API and does not require Microsoft Outlook or any other software installation.

    Extract Metadata of MBOX via Online App

    View & edit Metadata to MBOX documents by using our Live Demos with following benefits.

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write any code
      Just upload your MBOX file & edit document properties
      Instantly get the download link for the resultant file

    MBOX What is MBOX File Format

    MBox file format is a generic term that represents a container for collection of electronic mail messages. The messages are stored inside the container along with their attachments. Messages from an entire folder are saved in a single database file and new messages are appended to the end of the file. Numerous applications and API provide support for MBox file format such as Apple Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird.

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    Other Supported Metadata Formats

    Using C#, One can also manipulate metadata of many other formats including.

    EML (Outlook Email Messages)
    MSG (Outlook & Exchange Format)
    OST (Offline Storage Files)
    PST (Outlook Personal Storage Files)