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How to Import Google Takeout MBOX to Various Email Clients

If you have some .mbox files having downloaded emails from Gmail and wants to increase its usability. This can be done by the process to import Gmail MBOX files into multiple email clients. There is also some other desktop based email clients that a user may give preference to use. Some applications provide direct option to import MBOX files like Apple Mail while some only allows to Import/Export mailbox in their native file formats like Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Lotus Notes or Zimbra. In that case we need to use some other techniques making it easier for a user to Export Gmail MBOX file. Hence, we are going to discuss how to import MBOX files into all major email clients one by one.

 

How to import email from Gmail to Outlook ?

It is not quite easier for a user to transfer emails from Gmail to Outlook 2016, 2010, 2007 or other editions. As user download selective emails or all from Gmail to hard drive in archive hence, it receives MBOX files when extracts Mail folder of Archive. But, Windows Outlook does not allow to import file having .mbox extension instead it has its own native file format to import data i.e. PST (Personal Storage Table). Hence a user needs to export Gmail to PST format to import selected emails into Outlook. Making conversion of Gmail MBOX files to PST format is not pretty easy technically, hence to ease the whole Gmail Emails to Outlook Migration process it is required to use a professional utility that can handle resultant MBOX file and convert it to PST format without making any change in its properties like Meta, hyperlinks, attachments, objects, texts, etc. Let’s make it possible with the help of All-in-One MBOX Migrator.

Step 1
 

Install & Run RecoveryTools MBOX Migrator. Read the instructions carefully to convert MBOX files to PST format. Click on Next button once you are ready to start the process.

install MBOX to PST Converter

Step 2
 

The tool supports both single as well batch MBOX file conversion, hence select Select Files or Select Folders option to choose the resultant Gmail Mail file by browse to the source location. Click on Next button to Continue.

Add mbox file or folder

Step 3
 

The panel will display all the MBOX files from the downloaded Mail folder of Gmail. Select folder(s) for conversion. Then click on Next button.

Select mbox files

Step 4
 

To export MBOX file to PST, choose PST from the Select Savings Option list. The tool provides dual methods to create PST ether single or separate PST for each MBOX file. Click on Convert button to start the conversion at default destination path or click on Folder icon to change the location to save resultant PST file.

choose pst and destination location

Step 5
 

One can alter the name of the resultant PST file according to his choice. Select the location to save PST file & click on Save button.

select destination file path

Step 6
 

Reverify all the file setup process. Once you are confirmed click on Convert button to start conversion.

click on Convert

Step 7
 

Live conversion process with mailbox file name & messages exported can be analyzed through the application panel.

Live MBOX to PST Conversion process

Step 8
 

After successful conversion of a confirmation box will Pop out, click on OK button.

Confirm process

Step 9
 

The tool will directly navigate the users to the destination location where resultant PST files are stored.

access resultant pst files

Step 10
 

To import the PST file into Outlook 2013, Select Open & Export option from File menu.

Open outlook to import pst

Step 11
 

Choose the converted .pst file to open into Outlook. Click on OK button.

select resultant pst file

Step 12
 

Access the Gmail Mail folder in Outlook with all emails maintaining the folder structure.

Import Gmail to Outlook 2011 successful

 

How to Import Gmail MBOX File into Apple Mail ?

Apple Mail itself provide option to directly import mailbox items from a .mbox file. Apple Mail is capable to import all types of MBOX files including Gmail archived and all the emails can be easily accessed with all attachments and Meta properties once MBOX file import to Apple Mail. It can be done by following the given steps in best simplified manner.

Step 1
 

Open Apple Mail in your Mac Machine.

open Apple Mail

Step 2
 

From File menu, click on Import Mailboxes… option.

Select Import Mailbox option

Step 3
 

Choose Files in mbox format from the Import data from options list.

select required option fo MBOX file

Step 4
 

Choose the Messages folder to select the MBOX file. Click on Choose button.

select mbox file to import into Apple Mail

Step 5
 

Select the items to be imported into the mailbox, and click on Continue button.

click continue

Step 6
 

Finally click on Done button, you will see a progress bar indicating the process of importing MBOX file in Apple Mail.

import gmail to apple mail successful

 

How to Import Gmail MBOX to Thunderbird ?

Once a user received selective emails of Gmail in an archive file then he can successfully import MBOX files into Thunderbird profile. Thunderbird is a free, open source, Desktop based email client by Mozilla. To import Google takeout MBOX Gmail to Thunderbird one can use SysTools Thunderbird Import Wizard v3.0. The utility will allow a user to import multiple MBOX file into Mozilla Thunderbird Email application profile in bulk.

Step-wise-step Procedure to Import Gmail MBOX to Thunderbird Profile

Step 1
 

Download, Install & Run SysTools Thunderbird Import Wizard. Click on Add File(s) to load Gmail MBOX files selectively or Add Folder to load complete Gmail archive Mail folder.

install thunderbird imported wizard

Step 2
 

All selected MBOX files will be displayed into the application panel. You can also Remove any unwanted MBOX file from here. Click on Next button to move forward.

select mbox files

Step 3
 

In the next step, the Wizard will ask you to Select the Identities to import MBOX file data into specified profile. By default, All Mails option is enabled, but to Apply additional filters click on Set button.

select thunderbird profile & additional options

Step 4
 

One can only import selected Gmail MBOX emails with Mail Date Filters. It allows users to import only emails from the specific date range. Check on Include date option after that select ‘From’ & ‘To’ date to specify range and click on Apply button. User can enable/disable Maintain Folder Hierarchy option directly through the application panel. After all setup correctly Click on Import button.

apply date filters

Step 5
 

One can see the live process of import Gmail MBOX file into Thunderbird profile in the application panel.

Live gmail to Thunderbird migration process

Step 6
 

After successful completion of process, A confirmation box will be displayed. Click on OK button to Continue.

click ok to confirm

Step 7
 

The Thunderbird Import Wizard tool will display the Final Process results with Name of MBOX file, number of emails imported, size of mailbox, time elapsed during process, and Status. Click on Save Report for future use.

analyze final process

Step 8
 

One can save the report of the process in a .csv file. Select the File name & destination path to save the report file.

save report in csv file

Step 9
 

The utility will ask you to import more .mbox file into Thunderbird. Click on No button to exit from the Thunderbird Import Wizard.

Yes to import more or no to exit

Step 10
 

One can analyze the working of the tool by opening the saved report file in Excel sheet.

open saved report in Excel

Step 11
 

View the resultant Gmail imported MBOX file into Thunderbird Profile. To do so, Open Thunderbird & view the imported folder items.

Openn Thunderbird and view gmail emails

 

How to Import Emails from Gmail to Windows Live Mail

After taking successfully backup of Gmail emails in an archive user can import it into Windows Live Mail Email Client. Windows Live Mail or Windows 10 Mail is a popular email client for Windows which allows to import .eml files. User can Import Google takeout MBOX into Windows Live Mail just by changing MBOX file into EML format. To make it possible one can use third party software that can easily perform such migration within few seconds. A complete step-by-step guide is discussed below to import Gmail emails to Windows Live Mail.

Step 1
 

Download, Install & Run RecoveryTools MBOX Migrator. Read the necessary instructions written on the home screen of the tool. Click on Next button to continue.

run mbox converter

Step 2
 

Select Gmail mailbox files by click on Add Files or whole Mail folder of Archive by clicking on Add Folders. Click on Next button to continue.

select gmail archive mail folder

Step 3
 

Choose all the internal mailbox files by Check/Uncheck them directly through the software panel. Click on Next button to move forward.

choose internal mail folders

Step 4
 

Choose Windows Live Mail supported EML format from the Select Savings option list of the tool. User can also select the various File-Naming options to save files after conversion to easily manage. Click on Folder icon to change the default location to save EML files after conversion.

choose EML format

Step 5
 

User can save the Windows Live Mail files at his required location. The tool also provide option to create a New Folder directly.

save files at required location

Step 6
 

Once you all setup click on Convert button to start the process.

click on convert button

Step 7
 

One can analyze the live conversion process in the software panel.

analyze live conversion process

Step 8
 

After successful conversion, the tool will directly browse you the destination location where all the resultant EML files are stored.

browse to destination path

Step 9
 

Now to import resultant EML files into Windows Live Mail, Select Import messages from File menu.

import eml to live mail

Step 10
 

Select program type to import email file with specific format. Choose Windows Live Mail from it.

choose Windows Live Mail format

Step 11
 

In the next step of Windows Live Mail Import Wizard, choose the location of the resultant EML files. Click on Browse… button.

browse output eml files

Step 12
 

Choose the folder containing resultant EML files.

choose folder with all eml files

Step 13
 

Set the file location and then click on Next button.

Click on Next button

Step 14
 

Select the message folder items that you want to import into Windows Live Mail. Click on All folders or Selected folders. Click on button to proceed further.

select files

Step 15
 

Click on Finish button to complete the Import process.

Finish Gmail to Windows Live Mail migration

Step 16
 

View mailbox folder as Imported Folder in Windows Live Mail.

view gmail emails in Windows 10 mail

 

How to Import Gmail to Another Gmail Account With Labels

One can move Gmail to Gmail with newly created label having emails. Transferring Gmail to Gmail is not quite easy. User faces crucial challenge while try to perform it manually. Hence to ease the users to import folders from Gmail to Gmail with maintain the actual hierarchy. To move selected emails from one Gmail account to another Gmail account one need to follow the 2-Step procedure.

  1. Download Emails from Gmail and Convert the Mail folder to PST format.
  2. Import Outlook PST file into Gmail using Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook (GAMMO Tool).

Both the procedures are not easier to perform hence here we will discuss the easiest option to perform the task.

Step 1
 

Run the MBOX Migrator Tool & read the instructions to perform Gmail to Another Gmail Account migration.

Launch MBOX Converter

Step 2
 

Click on Add Files or Add Folders to browse for the source Gmail mailbox files.

choose GMAIL MBOX files

Step 3
 

Check/Uncheck to select the required Gmail mailbox files for conversion.

select folders of mBOX files

Step 4
 

Choose the PST format from the Select Saving options. One can also create separate file for each Gmail mailbox file. The utility also provides the option to save resultant PST file at user desired location.

Choose PST format

Step 5
 

Select the location to save file at required location. Click on Save button to proceed further.

Select destination path

Step 6
 

Click on Convert button after setting up all the required fields accurately.

click convert to start conversion

Step 7
 

One can see the live conversion process.

view live mbox to pst conversion

Step 8
 

Click on OK button of the confirmation box of this All-in-One MBOX Converter Tool.

confirm working of MBOX Converter tool

Step 9
 

The software will directly browse you to the location of resultant PST file.

browse for pst file

Once you receive Gmail mailbox files as PST format, you can use Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Outlook tool to import PST file into Gmail account. The necessary condition for the working of GAMMO tool is installation of Outlook. Once you import PST file into Outlook one can use GAMMO tool to migrate Outlook data to Gmail, Google Apps or G Suite. Below here know the complete procedure for GAMMO utility.

Step 10
 

Download GAMMO tool ( G Suite Migration for Microsoft Outlook ), Install & Run it in your system.

download GAMMO tool

Step 11
 

Enter the Gmail account credentials to Sign In to the required Gmail account for Migration.

enter gmail account credentials

Step 12
 

The tool will display the Confirmation to continue Sign In by launching the Browser. Click on Continue to return to the Tool.

continue sign in

Step 13
 

In the Next step Select the From PST File(s).. and select the resultant PST file. Select Migrate All Data option and click on Next button.

choose resultant pst file

Step 14
 

Select the preferred data items you wish to migrate. Choose Email message & click on Migrate button.

click on migrate button

Step 15
 

The Migration Process will instantly start. One can see the Status of Migration process.

see status of migration process

Step 16
 

After successful import of PST file into Gmail the tool will pop up a confirmation box. Click on OK button to Finish the process of Transferring Gmail emails to Another Gmail Account with labels.

transferring emails from gmail to another gmail account

 

How to Migrate Gmail to Lotus Notes or IBM Notes 9.0, 8.5 ?

To transfer Gmail emails to Lotus Notes one need to convert Gmail mailbox file to Lotus Notes supported file format. NSF file is the default file format to Import items into IBM Notes. Hence, one need to convert Gmail exported MBOX file to NSF file without affecting the integrity of data. To perform this task quickly kindly follow the given easiest steps:

Step 1
 

Run Turgs MBOX to NSF Wizard & read all the instruction carefully. Click on Add Files or Add Folders option to load folder containing Gmail mailbox files.

Run MBOX to NSF Converter

Step 2
 

Select the Google Takeout Mail folder by Browse to the source location. Click on OK button to move forward.

select Google Takeout Mail folder

Step 3
 

Select all the required mailbox files by enable checkbox. One can also get preview of Gmail emails in the toolkit panel with inserted attachments also. and then click on Convert button to Saving Options list.

click on Convert button

Step 4
 

In the next step of Wizard, NSF option is automatically selected in Select Savings Option list. User can also change the default location of Destination path, just click on Change button.

select NSF option

Step 5
 

Browse for the new destination location. One can also Make a New Folder directly through the application panel. After you all setup, click on Convert button.

browse for destination location

Step 6
 

The live conversion process of Gmail MBOX to Lotus Notes NSF file can be analyzed through the application panel.

live gmail to Lotus Notes migration

Step 7
 

Once Gmail to NSF file conversion completes successfully, a new conversion confirmation box will pop up, Click on OK button to proceed further.

MBOX to NSF Conversion finish

Step 8
 

Turgs MBOX to NSF Wizard will directly open the destination location having resultant IBM Notes database files.

directly open destination location

Step 9
 

To import NSF files to IBM Notes, Open the IBM Notes in your system.

import NSF to IBM Notes process

Step 10
 

From File menu select the Open option & choose IBM Notes Application or simple press Ctrl + O.

from file menu select open

Step 11
 

In the Open application box, click on Browse button to select the resultant NSF file.

click on Browse button

Step 12
 

Select the exported NSF file and then click on Select button.

select file

Step 13
 

Review the File to be import. After selecting accurate NSF file, click on Open button.

Review before import NSF to Lotus Notes

Step 14
 

Your all Gmail mailbox emails will be import in the IBM Notes and can be accessed or managed directly through the Lotus Notes 9.1, 9.0, 8.5 & other email client version & editions.

Gmail to Lotus Notes Migration process completed successfully.

Gmail to Lotus Notes Migratoin finished

 
How to Migrate Emails from Gmail to Zimbra Desktop or Webmail?

To perform Migration from Gmail to Zimbra a user needs to convert downloaded archive MBOX file to TGZ file. As the Zimbra allows to migrate only TGZ files hence, one need to export MBOX emails to TGZ file. Read the complete procedure to Import Gmail to Zimbra Desktop, Zimbra Web Client or Zimbra Server in the following easy steps:

Step 1
 

Download, Install & Run BitRecover MBOX to Zimbra Wizard. Click on Open button to Move Next.

Run BitRecover MBOX to Zimbra Converter

Step 2
 

Click on Select Files or Select Folder option to load the download Gmail MBOX files.

Choose Gmail MBOX files

Step 3
 

Select the MBOX files separately or whole folder containing Gmail MBOX files. Once you done click on Next button.

select MBOX files separately

Step 4
 

Select required mailbox files for conversion by enable checkbox. One can also preview Gmail emails in the software panel. Click on Save button to move further.

Choose location to save Zmbra TGZ file.

Step 5
 

The tool will ask you for the location to save Zimbra TGZ file. Click on OK button to start the conversion.

click ok to start conversion

Step 6
 

The tool will display the live conversion process of Gmail MBOX to Zimbra TGZ with folder name & number of files successfully converted.

live gmail to Zimbra conversion process

Step 7
 

After successful Conversion of MBOX files to Zimbra, a confirmation box will pop out, click on OK button to Continue.

Click ok to confirm migration

Step 8
 

You can access the Zimbra TGZ files by opening the location that you choose to save resultant files.

access TGZ files at destination path

Step 9
 

Open Zimbra Desktop/Webmail ⇒ Choose Preferences Tab ⇒ Select Import/Export option.

Open ZImbra Desktop

Step 10
 

From Import/Export dialog box, Click on Browse option of Import to locate the Zimbra TGZ file.

Click browse to load Zimbra TGZ file

Step 11
 

Select the resultant Gmail exported Zimbra TGZ file and click on Open button.

Click Open after select TGZ file

Step 12
 

Save the additional settings for duplicate items. Click on Import button to import TGZ file data.

Save additional settings

Step 13
 

After successfully import files, a confirmation box will pop up, click on OK to confirm.

click ok to successfully import TGZ to Zimbra

Step 14
 

View all Gmail exported items in Zimbra Desktop panel. Gmail to Zimbra Migration process finished successfully

Gmail to Zimbra Migration process finished.