Aspose.Email  for .NET

Search MBOX Formats in C#

Native and high performance MBOX message search using server-side Aspose.Email for .NET APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.

How to Search MBOX File Using C#

In order to search MBOX file, we’ll use

Aspose.Email for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document searching 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 Search MBOX Files in C#

A basic message search with

Aspose.Email for .NET

APIs can be done with just few lines of code.

  • Load MBOX file.
  • Use Replace method of message Body.
  • Save message

System Requirements

Our APIs are supported on all major platforms and Operating Systems. Before executing the code below, please make sure that you have the following prerequisites on your system.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, and Xamarin Platforms
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Aspose.Email for .NET DLL referenced in your project - Install from NuGet using the Download button above

Search MBOX Files - C#

MailMessage m = MailMessage.Load("GenerateMessage.mbox");
m.Body = m.Body.Replace("[@@FullName@@", "Name to Replace");
//In case BodyType of message is HTML. Then replacement would be in HtmlBody rather than Body alone.
//To filter messages with specific criteria  
  • 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.

    Online MBOX Search Live Demos

    Other Supported Search Formats

    Using C#, one can also search other formats including.

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