Convert XPS to MBOX using Python

XPS to MBOX conversion in your Python Applications without installing Microsoft Word® or Outlook.


Why to Convert XPS to MBOX?

XPS (XML Paper Specification) is a fixed-layout document format developed by Microsoft. It is used for representing documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating system. MBOX is a popular file format used by many email clients to store emails. It is a single file that stores emails in a plain text format. Converting XPS to MBOX can help to access the emails stored in XPS file in any email client that supports MBOX format.

How Aspose.Total helps for XPS to MBOX Conversion?

Aspose.Total for Python via .NET is a full package of various APIs dealing different formats including Email, Images and Microsoft Word formats. It provides [Aspose.Words for Python via .NET]( and [Aspose.Email for Python via .NET]( APIs that are part of [Aspose.Total for Python via .NET]( package. It makes the conversion of XPS to MBOX easy using Python. It's a two step process, firstly load the Word file and render it into HTML via [Aspose.Words for Python via .NET]( Secondly load the converted HTML using [Aspose.Email for Python via .NET]( and save it into MBOX format. This process is automated and can be done in few lines of code. Aspose.Total for Python via .NET is a reliable and secure API that can be used for XPS to MBOX conversion.

How to Convert XPS to MBOX in Python

  • Open the source XPS file using Document class
  • Call the save method while specifying output HTML file path and relevant HTML Save options as parameter. So your XPS file is converted to HTML at the specified path
  • Now Load the saved HTML file using MailMessage.load
  • Call the save method with relevant file path. So finally the XPS is converted

Conversion Requirements

  • For XPS to MBOX conversion, Python 3.5 or later is required
  • Reference APIs within the project directly from PyPI ( Aspose.Words and Aspose.Email )
  • Or use the following pip command pip install aspose.words and pip install Aspose.Email-for-Python-via-NET
  • Moreover, Microsoft Windows or Linux based OS (see more for Words and Email ) and for Linux check additional requirements for gcc and libpython and follow step by step instructions INSTALL

Save XPS To MBOX in Python


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What is XPS File Format?

XPS, short for XML Paper Specification, is a file format created by Microsoft to represent fixed-layout documents. XPS files contain the content and print settings of a document, making them suitable for preserving the layout and appearance of a document across different devices and platforms.

The XPS format is based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), a widely used markup language for structured data representation. XPS files encapsulate document content, such as text, images, vector graphics, and annotations, in a structured XML format. This enables easy interpretation and rendering of the document’s visual elements.

XPS files are conceptually similar to PDF (Portable Document Format) files in that they both aim to provide a reliable way to present and share documents while preserving their formatting and layout. However, PDF files have gained broader support across different software applications and hardware devices, making them more widely accepted and compatible.

To view and work with XPS files, Microsoft provides an XPS Viewer as part of the Windows operating system. Various third-party applications and tools also offer support for opening, creating, and converting XPS files. However, compared to PDF, the range of software and hardware supporting the XPS format may be more limited.

What is MBOX File Format?

The MBOX file format is a standard format used for organizing and storing email messages. MBOX stands for “MailBOX” and was originally created for Unix-based systems. It is now widely supported by various email clients and applications.

MBOX files are essentially text files that contain email messages concatenated together. Each message within the MBOX file is separated by a specific delimiter, usually a line starting with “From” followed by the sender’s email address and a timestamp. This structure allows multiple email messages to be stored within a single MBOX file.

The MBOX format is commonly used for archiving and transferring email messages. It provides a convenient way to store a collection of messages in a single file, making it easier to manage and share email data. MBOX files can be imported or exported by different email clients, allowing users to migrate their email data between platforms.

One of the advantages of the MBOX format is its simplicity and compatibility. Since it is a plain text format, MBOX files can be opened and read using a basic text editor. This makes it easy to access and manipulate the email messages directly, providing users with more control over their data.

However, it’s worth noting that the MBOX format has certain limitations. Large MBOX files can become unwieldy and may experience performance issues when accessed by email clients. Additionally, MBOX files do not support some advanced email features, such as folder hierarchies or message flags, which may be present in other email storage formats.