eml to mbx converters #
- eml2mbox.sh is an eml to mbox conversion utility in shell. Despite having been posted 8 years ago, thoran kindly sent a copy of his script (the posted version had been inadvertently truncated). Worked a treat moving eml files recovered from a corrupt dbx file to mbox and from there into Apple Mail.
- eml2mbox is a cross-platform (Ruby) eml to mbox converter. Simply copy it to a directory containing eml files and run ruby ./eml2mbox.rb to generate an mbox file in the same directory containing all of the email messages.
- IMAPSize, by the author of eml2mbox, is a freeware Windows app for managing IMAP accounts that also includes eml2mbox (under the Tools menu).
- eml2mbx is a green, standalone Windows app that "packs separate plain text e-mail files (including all attachments) into mbox files".
UPDATE 1: If you need to go the other way (from mbox to eml, as when migrating from Thunderbird to Outlook) check out Eric Fookes' Aid4Mail MBOX Converter (free edition).
UPDATE 2: eml2mbx choked when attempting to create an mbox file over 2GB. IMAPSize had no problem with the same conversion.
/misc | Oct 18, 2011
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